Legal details

openPetition gemeinnützige GmbH – Platform for citizens initiatives, petitions and campaigns

  • Postal address: openPetition gGmbH
    Greifswalder Str. 4
    10405 Berlin
  • Director: Jörg Mitzlaff
  • Register of companies: HRB 144054 – Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg
  • Contact: info@openpetition.eu (PGP key)
  • Please do not send signature sheets to openPetition, use the upload manger instead. Thank you.

Responsible for content

  • For petition texts, comments and debate contributions the respective authors themselves are responsible according to § 10 Telemediengesetz. If openPetition is informed about unlawful or immoral content, we will remove it within reasonable time.
  • During the term of a petition you can directly ask the author of the petition a question. Please use the link on the respective page for the peititons: 'Question to the initiator'

Social media

Creative Commons

by-sa

  • Our website content is under creative commons licence (cc-by-sa). Texts, images, source code (selected modules) und data (anonymized) may be used with our permisson with these licence conditions.
  • license terms:

    • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
    • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
    • Naming - You must name the authorship sufficiently clearly (mention openPetition and linking https://www.openPetition.de), include a link to the license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.de) and indicate whether changes have been made. This information may be provided in any reasonable manner, but not in such a way as to give the impression that the licensor is particularly supportive of you or your use of the work.
    • Share alike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Design

  • Carina Czisch

Licences and software used

  • Geocoding data and maps are from OpenStreetMap, NaturalEarthData and Wikipedia.
  • Petition graphs and maps were created using mtChart, QGIS and Highcharts.
  • To display the signatures of a petition on a map is Leaflet with the plugin Leaflet.Canvas marker Layer used.
  • Administrational data (population figure, elected representative, Address, Website) is based on the information given in the infoboxes of the respective article in The Free Encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • The PDF files and barcodes are created using TCPDF. Barcodes are recognised using zbar.
  • The pages are built with Javascript, PHP and MariaDB.
  • The servers run on nginx under Debian Linux.
  • For monitoring and tracking munin, pingdom and kibana help us.
  • The petitions for the mirrored petitions of the petitions committees were made using the map Bundesrepublik Deutschland.svg from Escondites ( CC BY-SA 2.0 de ) created.

Environment protection

All web servers of openPetition are powered by 100% renewable energies.

Publications & Material

  • Petitions-Atlas 2018/19 (PDF)
  • Paper: Petitions as a tool for low-threshold public participation (PDF)
  • Annual and Transparency Report (PDF)
  • Position papers Petitionsrecht (PDF)
  • Master thesis online participation (PDF)

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