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Article 1. Denomination.

Under the name of ASSOCIATION FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, constitutes an entity under the Organic Law 1/2002 of 22 March, and additional rules, legal capacity and full capacity to act, not having a profit.

Article 2. Duration.

This association is indefinite.

Article 3. Purposes.

The existence of this association aims:

Disseminate and respect the ethical values ​​of the Freedom of Information, giving them priority over individual interests. These ethical values, specified in the Four Freedoms of Information, listed below, applied to a specific body of information that we call work . Some information (or work) is considered free if the following freedoms:

The freedom to use the work for any purpose (freedom 0).

The freedom to study the work, and adapt to your needs (freedom 1).

The freedom to redistribute copies of the work so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).

The freedom to improve the work and release your improvements, and modified versions in general, to benefit the whole community (freedom 3).

Notwithstanding the foregoing, according to the nature of the information (or work) being treated, certain of the above freedoms are not applicable or not needed. For this we distinguish three categories for the works; adapted to Castilian proposals by Richard M. Stallman [ 1 ] , founder of the GNU Project, whose magnum opus is the license for free software most used and influential in our day, the GNU GPL [ 2 ] :

Works functional : software, dictionaries, textbooks, software documentation …

In this case, the four freedoms are necessary.

Works testimonial : scientific writings, ancient writings …

In this kind of work, the author could decide on whether to allow editing.

Therefore, in this case Liberty 3 is not always necessary.

Works of personal expression or legal , newspapers, autobiographies, reviews, novels, logos, licensing and legal contracts, logos …

In this kind of work, the modification is not ethically justifiable because it would possibly defame that person, or manipulating their views, opinions, personal or legal.

Therefore, in this case Liberty 3 is neither necessary nor desirable. Freedom 2 is partially required: it is necessary to allow people to study, but may not adapt or change. The same document goes into this section by legal and personal nature.

Carry out its core business through its Internet website, , the partners may agree if they want to face meetings to address topics that are interesting, specific activities or any other legitimate reason.

Promote the development and creation of free information in various media, analog books, magazines, pamphlets …; Digital: software, music, ebooks …

Social pressure to release information and patents of others that may exist on this information.

Article 4. Activities.

To fulfill this purpose will undertake the following activities:

Campaigns of Free Software, its ethical, social implications and any other relevant information, in any form. Special mention goes to those aimed at spreading the negative consequences for Freedom of Information that own the patents that have recently adopted several countries.

Building projects and development of free information of any kind, in digital or analog. The licenses used, always respectful of our concept of freedom, will be agreed by the partners in the Regulations of Internal Order.

Members can carry out economic activities under the laws, the Association also has this right. However, the information you create, develop or distributed through the Association, both members and the Association, will necessarily be free under these statutes.

Activities of the Association, necessary for proper functioning of democracy, primarily through its website.

Observation and monitoring of activities against the Freedom of Information, and regular publication of reports and analyzes them.

Help, advice and free technical support for any person interested therein, provided that it relates to Free Information (Free Software, free music, free writing …). To this end, enabled forums to share knowledge and so the partners may wish to address these queries.

Any other lawful activity that serves the purposes of this Association.

Article 5. Registered office and field.

The Association establishes its registered office in a strip with street access, located in the C / Saturrarán, No. 6, town of Bilbao, Vizcaya province, DP. 48015 and its territorial area in which you are performing their activities is primarily throughout the state.


Article 6. Board.

The Association shall be managed and represented by a Board consisting of: a President, Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a member.

All charges that make up the Board shall be free. They shall be appointed and removed by the Extraordinary General Assembly and its mandate will last 4 years. [ 3 ]

Article 7. Lower members of the Board.

These may cause low by voluntary resignation communicated in writing to the Board for breach of the obligations were assigned and expiry of the mandate.

Article 8. Temporary replacement of members of the Board.

Members of the Board who have exhausted the period for which they were elected, continue in their positions until the time on acceptance of replacing them.

Article 9. Meetings of the Board.

The Board shall meet as determined by its President and initiative or request of two thirds of its members. Be constituted when half plus one assist its members and that their agreements are valid should be taken by majority vote. In case of tie, the President will be good.

Article 10. Powers of the Board.

Powers of the Board: The powers of the Board shall extend, in general all acts pertaining to the aims of the association, if not require, according to these Statutes expressly authorized by the General Assembly.

They are particular powers of the Board:

Leading social activities and bring the economic and administrative management of the Association, agreeing to carry out the necessary contracts and deeds.

Implement the resolutions of the General Assembly.

Develop and submit for approval of the General Assembly Balance Sheets, Annual Accounts and the Internal Regulations.

Decide on the admission of new partners.

Appoint delegates to any particular activity of the Association.

Any other power which is not the sole responsibility of the General Assembly of members.

Article 11. The President.

The President shall have the following powers: To legally represent the Association before any kind of public or private, convene, chair and lift the meetings held by the General Assembly and the Board and the proceedings of both; order payments and authorize by signing the documents, records and correspondence; adopt any urgent measure to the smooth running of the Association or advise in the development of their activities is necessary or desirable, subject to report to the Board later.

Article 12. The Vice President.

The Vice President in his absence, due to illness or any other cause, and have the same powers as him.

Article 13. The Secretary.

The Secretary shall be responsible for the conduct of purely administrative work of the Association, issue certifications, take the books of the association must be legally established and the associated file, and safeguard the documentation of the organization, making communications are entered into on appointment of Boards and other social agreements be registered to the corresponding registers, and the presentation of annual accounts and documentary obligations under the terms that legally correspond.

Article 14. The Treasurer.

The Treasurer shall collect and safeguard funds belonging to the Association and shall comply with the orders issued by the President.

Article 15. The Vowels.

The Members shall have the duties of his office as members of the Board, as well as those born of delegations or commissions of work that the Board itself require.

Article 16. Filling of vacancies on the board.

Vacancies that may occur during the term of any member of the Board shall be filled temporarily until such members the ultimate choice for the Extraordinary General Meeting.


Article 17. Definition.

The General Assembly is the supreme governing body the Association and shall consist of all partners.

Article 18. Meetings.

The General Assembly meetings will be ordinary and extraordinary. The ordinary is held once a year within four months of the end of the year; the extraordinary will take place when circumstances warrant, the Chairman’s opinion, when the Directive as agreed, or when proposed writing a tenth of the associated.

Article 19. Calls.

Notices of General Meetings shall be in writing stating the place, date and time of the meeting and the agenda with concrete expression of the issues under discussion. Between the call and the day appointed for holding the Assembly at the first call must mediate at least fifteen days, and may likewise be stated if appropriate the date and time that the Assembly will meet on second call, no one to another to mediate within less than an hour.

Article 20. Constitution.

General Assemblies, both ordinary and extraordinary, shall be validly constituted in first call when her third of the members with voting rights, and on second call regardless of the number of members voting.

Resolutions are taken by simple majority of those present or represented when the yeas outweigh the negative, not being eligible for this purpose the blank votes or abstentions.

You will need a qualified majority of those present or represented, that will result when the affirmative votes exceeding half of them, to:

Appointment of boards of directors and administrators.

Agreement to form a federation of associations or join them.

Arrangement or disposition of property, plant members.

Amendment of Bylaws.

Dissolution of the entity.

Article 21. Powers of the General Assembly Meeting.

The powers of the Ordinary:

Approve, where appropriate, the management of the Board.

Review and approve the Annual Accounts and the Internal Regulations.

Approve or reject the proposals of the Board in order for the activities of the Association.

Set regular or special assessments.

Any other non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Special Assembly.

Agree the remuneration, if any, members of representative bodies. [ 4 ]

Article 22. Powers of the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Corresponds to the Extraordinary General Meeting:

Appointment of members of the Board.

Amendments to the Statutes.

Dissolution of the Association.

Expulsion of members, a proposal from the Board.

Federations Constitution or integration in them.

Chapter 4. PARTNERS

Article 23. Admission.

Membership in the Association those with capacity to act with an interest in the development of the aims of the Association.

Article 24. Classes.

Within the Association there will be the following classes of members:

Founding partners, who are those involved in the act of incorporation of the Association.

Number Partners, who will be entering after the constitution of the Association.

Honorary members, those whose prestige or for having contributed so relevant to the dignity and development of the Association, to become worthy of such distinction. The appointment of honorary members shall be the General Assembly.

Article 25. Low.

The partners will cause low for any of the following causes:

By voluntary resignation, communicated in writing to the Board.

Breach of financial obligations, if left to satisfy 3 installments.

Article 26. Rights.

The number and founding partners have the following rights:

To enjoy all the advantages and benefits that the Association can obtain, in particular the Association will publish all the works that is available free.

Take part in all activities organized by the Association pursuant to its purposes.

Get the deserved recognition for his works, including whether they want their name on them. Also, be worthy of prizes or awards, if any.

Participate in the Assemblies with voice and vote.

Be voters and candidates for leadership positions.

Receive information on the agreements adopted by the organs of the Association.

Make suggestions to the members of the Board in order to better fulfill the purposes of the Association.

Article 27. Obligations.

The founding partners and number have the following obligations:

Meet these statutes and valid agreements of the Assemblies and the Board.

Pay the fees to be determined.

Attend the Meetings and other events to be organized.

Play, if any, obligations inherent in the position they occupy.

Respect Freedom of Information in all the works to create, develop or distributed through the Association. This implies that the concept may be used only as a means Association to create, develop or distribute free information. Nor can use patents in any way impair the enjoyment of others of this information.

To ensure the freedom and legal protection of others against the possible changes in the will of the partner of his work, ownership of copyright in works created through the means provided by the Association will be transferred to the latter for publication as free information. This does not mean that the member enjoys the same rights to their work that the new owner, except to deprive others of their rights. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of works “of expression or legal” [ 5 ] , the member will retain their copyright intact, giving the Association permanent and irrevocable right to publish his work as subject Free Information one.

Not allowed to publish personal information of any kind, which will be eliminated as soon as possible. Non-disclosure which contravenes the principles of social coexistence, or that violates the law. We do not recommend sending personal information of any kind, except that required by the Association for proper administrative operation.

Article 28. Honorary members.

Honorary members have the same obligations as the founders and number except those provided for in paragraphs b) and d) the previous article.

They will also have the same rights except for those listed in paragraphs c) and d) of Article 23, may attend the meetings without voting rights.

Chapter 5. ECONOMY

Article 29. Resources.

The funds provided for development purposes and activities of the Association shall be:

Membership fees, regular or extraordinary.

The grants, bequests or inheritances that could be legally received from partners or third parties.

Economic Activities nonprofit whose economic surplus will be used for social purposes.

Any other lawful use.

Article 30. Heritage Foundation.

The Heritage Foundation or Social Fund of the Association is 500 €.

Article 31. Annual Spending Limit.

The maximum annual budget of this Association is 6,000 €.

Article 32. Year end.

Exercise and economic partnership will be annual and its closure will take place on December 31 of each year.


Article 33. Voluntary.

Be dissolved voluntarily when so resolved by the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for that purpose by a majority of two thirds of the members.

Article 34. Procedure liquidator.

In case of dissolution, shall appoint a liquidation committee which, once extinguished debt, and if any excess liquid will be used to ends that do not detract from its non-profit (specifically works to offer free society on media) .


All matters relating to the infrastructure of the organization is governed by the Internal Regulations, it will be implemented in particular detail the operation of the website.

In all matters not provided for in these Regulations shall apply the Organic Law 1/2002 of 22 March on the Right of Association, and supplementary provisions.