Structure

The Kotlin Foundation is a nonprofit nonstock corporation registered in the state of Delaware, USA.

Board of Directors

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The Foundation is governed by the Board of Directors that makes all decisions by voting. The Board appoints the Lead Language Designer and the members of the Language Committee.

President

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Elected by the Board of Directors as well. The President acts as the chief officer of the Foundation and supervises its affairs and operations.

Secretary

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The Secretary keeps record of all meetings of the Board and its committees, and keeps track of membership and notices to the members, directors and third parties.

Lead Language Designer

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This person is in charge of all decisions regarding the development of the project and evolution of the language. The Foundation appoints the Lead Language Designer, but does not directly make decisions about the course of the project.

Language Committee

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A special Language Committee appointed by the Foundation reviews the changes proposed by the Lead Language Designer and has the power to reject incompatible changes or require certain deprecation procedures to be carried out.

Language Committee
Submitting Incompatible changes

Trademark Committee

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The Trademark Committee is responsible for managing the proper use of the Kotlin trademark, which includes its general purpose use as outlined by the Trademark Usage Guidelines, as well as handling specific use-cases that may fall out of the norm. The Trademark Committee reports directly to the Foundation’s board of directors, albeit mostly has autonomy on matters regarding trademarks.

Kotlin Brand Usage guidelines

Operating Committee

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The Operating Committee goal is to ensure the functioning of the Kotlin Foundation by executing different operational tasks. The Operating Committee reports directly to the Foundation’s board of directors.