Legal construct of supporter program
I'm asking this on behalf of the organisation I work for (a subsidiary to the Ministry of Education of a German state). While our team might be interested in supporting H5P through the supporter program, the legal situation is not entirely clear to us. We might have to do a lot of explaining for a our legal department to get this through. Being a government organisation we are bound to European, German and state competition law and are very limited in the way we can use public funds freely.
What legal form does a "membership" in the supporter program have? Is this a share in a private enterprise? A donation? In what way are the votes you receive legally binding? Is the "voting" legally a membership in a "supervisory board"? Is the H5P supporter program run by a private enterprise or a non-profit organisation? Is it run by Joubel AS? And if so, how are conflicts of interests between running a profit-oriented enterprise (h5p.com) and the open source funding resolved?