Financial Institutions

This page explains articles for empanelment of Financial Institutions(FI) to Open Constitution Network Tenancy.
Notice: The Foundation invites groups of people: legal bodies such as Banks, International Financial Institutions, Multi-lateral development banks, and Central Banks, who are active financial services providers, regulated within the local law and those who enable one or more fintech services (s) to be empanelled on the Open Constitution Network Tenancy Registry.
Read about Eligibility and Benefits in the Open Bank Knowledge Base.

Governing Articles:

  1. 1.
An ORG Member shall have a verified information access corridor to Foundation maintained digital public goods and services infrastructure, for all of the natural persons, who are affiliated to the Org member, in accordance with the local business laws.
All natural persons who are affiliated to the Org Member, in accordance with the provisions of local law, shall have access to Foundation's digital public goods and services infrastructure.
All such natural persons, who are affiliated to the Org Member, and have access to Foundation's open convention shall have derived membership rights in the Electoral Charter.
An ORG Member shall nominate and appoint at least one(1) representative member(a natural person or a group of natural persons e.g. Org Committee) to the constitutional body: Observers Council.
Any such representation shall be duly authorised by the governing body of the ORG Member, in accordance with the local law.
Any such representation of a duty-bound nominee shall have received signatory rights on behalf of the ORG Member, in full compliance with the local law.
Any nomination, appointment, or termination of a representative (on behalf of the ORG Member) shall follow the Articles of Association of Natural Persons: Observers Council, and subsequently any appointment shall be ratified in accordance with the Articles of Association of Natural Persons: Open Constitution.
2.1.1 At least one(1) representative Appointee shall be appointed, and who shall have the powers to represent and legally bind the participation of the ORG Member in availing the benefits of open source development lifecycle(s) and intelligence on the Open Constitution network, maintained by the Foundation.
2.1.2 A representative Appointee shall have the powers to propose Open Governance motions in creating, defining and publishing an ORG member "project"; and
reduce to practice an ORG Member project, into open source, on the OC Network; and
to further participate in conventions with ordinary voluntary members, and other Org Tenants or E Residents on the OC Network, who may voluntarily contribute ''Work'' into the ORG Member "project", either directly or indirectly through the attribution of OC Network's License.
2.1.3 In matter(s) concerning any Network Project Tenancy or any communications and publishing, release proceeding(s) thereof shall take place in accordance with the active Charters of the Open Constitution in a fiscal year.
The representative Appointee discharges their responsibility, within the purview and scope of the Articles of Association of Legal Bodies: Open Constitution, and exercises these rights through the Org Tenancy Account.
Subject to the condition of clause 2.1.1, in managing their ORG Tenancy Account, this article declares that the representative Appointee expresses an explicit Waiver of Indemnification rights, granted to any natural persons appointee on the network, for activities on the network.
i.e. Representative Appointees are liable to their Org when they log in through Org Tenancy Account.
2.1.4 It is at the discretion of the Appointee(on behalf of the Org Member), whether an explicit waiver of confidentiality grounds (as mentioned in the Data Security policy of the Foundation), remains, increased or abated in connection to the exchange of any confidential information, and any material thereof between the ORG Member and the Network, in connection with the ORG Member "project".
Maintaining Trust and Appropriate Confidentiality Status
In addition to a representative Appointee's derived rights to change the Open Convention; all the natural persons who are affiliated to the Org Member body, shall have naturalized rights to Foundation E Residency as if they were ordinary voluntary members of the Foundation.
The Representative Appointee(s) to Observer's Council shall organise Project meetings on an ongoing basis, and participate in the Project CWC meetings or meet any other members of the Foundation, who are also a member of the Project CWC or have an Open Grant award or an employment award assigned to them, in connection with the Org Member project:
When recorded through the Appointee's presence in the Foundation’s Project meetings.
The primary mode of meetings is Electronic Mode of Meeting.
The Representative Appointee(s) to Observer's Council shall participate in the Program CWC on an ongoing basis, or meet with any other members of the Foundation, who have an Open Grant or an employment award assigned to them, in connection with the Open Constitution Network Tenancy Program:
When recorded through the member’s presence in the Foundation’s Program meetings.
The primary mode of meetings is Electronic Mode of Meeting.
Notice: Read the Acceptable Usage Policy
It is at the discretion of the Executive Council or Steering Council to remove an ORG Member body from the Open Constitution Network.
The Governing body of the ORG Member can also dissolve the Org Tenancy, in accordance with local laws and by giving notice to the Foundation, in accordance with the Open Constitution Network Tenancy Agreement.
The representative Appointee to the Observer's Council shall ensure that the ORG Tenancy Project has been closed, or all the stated Project roadmaps have been closed on the network.
The representative Appointee shall have rights to close Project proceedings.
Nomination, the appointment of the representative Appointee(s) (on behalf of an Org Member body) survives the dissolution of the partnership, on any grounds whatsoever, until the electoral appointment runs its natural course or Term or duration, in accordance with rights of natural persons of the Foundation and in accordance to the Electoral Charter.
The termination of the E Tenancy account is governed by the Open Ballot proceedings, akin to the removal of a member from the Foundation, as if a violation of these Articles of Association of Legal Bodies has taken place or as if a voluntary removal of the legal body has taken place from the Association.
5. International Mediation and Arbitration Rights
(i) Mediation and appointment of arbitrator:
Any dispute/difference and/or claim arising out of or in connection with an agreement between the 'Org Tenant' of the Open Constitution Network shall be resolved amicably between the authorized representatives of the disputing parties, failing which:
Authorized Representatives:
Representative Appointee(s) (on behalf of ORG Tenant)
Observation Council Body or a Committee(on behalf of the network)
such dispute/difference and/or claim shall be resolved by the arbitration of a sole arbitrator, to be nominated and appointed to an Open Tribunal, by the Observation Council of the Foundation, to which authorized representatives of ORG Member may or may not be a member.
The appointment of the arbitrator and subsequent constitution of an Open Tribunal shall be ratified by the Executive Council of the Muellners Foundation.
(ii) Reappointment of arbitrator: In the event, that an arbitrator so appointed is unable to proceed with the arbitration proceedings for any reason whatsoever, this Observation Council, to which authorized representatives of Tenants may or may not be a member of, shall appoint another single arbitrator in his/her/their place, who shall become entitled to proceed with the arbitration proceeding from the state at which it was left by his predecessor.
(iii) Governing Law(s): The arbitration proceeding shall be governed by the provisions of the business laws in a jurisdiction where the Foundation has a Fiscal host and the Tenant is a Tax Resident.
For if Org Tenant is in European Economic Area, then the Danish Arbitration Act 2005 and any statutory amendments thereof, as the network has a Registered Agent or Fiscal Host in EEA
(iv) Location: The venue of arbitration shall be the registered office of the network's Registered Agent or Fiscal Host, in the jurisdiction (where the Foundation has a Fiscal host and the Tenant is a Tax Resident)
and if due to any reason, physical attendance of authorised representatives of both the parties and the appointed arbitrator is not possible, then the arbitration proceedings may take place via a recorded electronic communications system.
(v) Cost and binding arbitration: Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the arbitration shall be shared equally by the disputing parties.
The award passed by the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the disputing parties. Read more on Case Processing Fees here.
Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(Open Tribunal) may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
6. The Executive Council reserves the right to update the terms and conditions, and statutes from time to time, in compliance with the existing rules and regulations of the association, including reserving the right to terminate the appointment of representative Appointee of ORG Member to the Observer's Council at any time, without notice and without the due electoral process of removal, in the following scenario:
If the ORG member body is found convicted of criminal, civil and financial crimes, in any court of competent jurisdiction, across the world, where the Foundation has an active presence, either through a legal body representation or an affiliate network.
Read more on the guiding principles & diversity statement of the Foundation here.
Read more about the Foundation’s Code of Conduct here.
The statutes of the Foundation and terms and conditions governing its functioning can be found here.
  1. 7.
    The Foundation members communicate via cryptographic electronic communications systems and technology tools. In connection with the electronic meetings convened by members of this council, the Foundation or Network's IT infrastructure shall only be used to record meeting minutes.
If the convention took place outside the Foundation’s communications infrastructure, then the meeting minutes must be brought back to the notice of the Executive Council.
Custodian: Executive Council