The openEHR Foundation is a not-for-profit UK company, limited by guarantee. It is regulated under the UK Companies Acts 1985 and 1989. The name 'openEHR' has been registered internationally as a Trade Mark. The main legal function of the Foundation is as the holder of its Intellectual Property, which it makes freely available.
The openEHR Community Interest Company (CIC) is a not-for-profit UK member-owned company, regulated by theCompanies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.
The openEHR CIC has a board of Directors, a paying Membership and is responsible for the running of all openEHR business, primarily via the 4 Programs.
The structure is as follows.