FreeCAD project association
The FreeCAD Project association (FPA) is an international non-profit association created by FreeCAD administrators and core developers in November 2021 and seated in Belgium. Its goal is to support and protect the FreeCAD project.
The Royal decree giving official existence to the association
FreeCAD trademark owned by the FPA
The FPA Handbook covers our procedures, rules, decisions, history, values and much more.
Programs & Initiatives
The FreeCAD Project Association is composed of ordinary members, who form the general assembly, and an administrative body, formed by the chairperson plus any number of other members elected to it. Meetings and votes of the members happen on a dedicated section of the FreeCAD forum.
All members can be contacted individually by sending them a private message on the FreeCAD forum. The contact link to each member can be found on the association members list. The administration board can also be contacted via the email@example.com email address.
The FPA is registered in Belgium as an AISBL under number 781867807 and is aimed at organizing donations for the FreeCAD project. We are currently setting up different donation options, check the donations page for options. FreeCAD currently offers the following donation channels:
- Bank account: BE04 0019 2896 4531
- LiberaPay team account (not managed by the FPA)
The FPA, although it is a non-profit organization, is not a charity organization. People and companies donating to the FPA are therefore not entitled to a tax deduction by Belgian law. Each country, however, has its own rules and laws to decide upon what gives their citizen right to tax reduction or not. You are always advised to consult the laws of your own country.
The FPA can anyway always issue a donation receipt. Mail us with your donation details and we will gladly send you a receipt.
The FPA is designed to help FreeCAD and its developers. You can:
- Check what has already been spent and how much we have in our wallet by browsing the reports above
- Consult the current funding ideas
- If you have an idea that could benefit from funding, open an issue here.