Back in 1998 Norbert Bietsch founded a volleyball league in Augsburg/Germany. While the number of participating teams increased more and more, there was a need for software to manage the league. This was the time when a very first version of a tournament and league management software was developed by him.
Until 2015 the software was exclusively in use for one volleyball league. In 2016 Norbert Bietsch decided to enlarge the scope of potential users under the roof a nonprofit corporation: The software shall no longer be a single person's project.
axuno gGmbH is a nonprofit corporation and legal entity which has been incorporated under the law of German jurisdiction for nonprofit only purposes. This means that owners or shareholders will not be granted any profits from the corporation. It was founded in 2016. In general the core mission of axuno is to supporting sporty and cultural events, activities or competitions by supplying royalty-free and open-source software and web portals. axuno wants to promote further development and improvement of such software.
axuno will help sporty or cultural assosiciations or interested people, regardless of age, gender, ancestry, social status or religion. One important aim is to build a community of software developers who are willing to contribute to axuno's projects. Another aim is to enlarge the number of active users.
axuno considers itself as an organizational framework for the commitment and cooperation of participating or supporting team members. The economical premises of the projects (e.g. development systems, operating costs for hardware and websites) are borne by the corporation. With the help of active team members and individual donations axuno will assure that it's projects will evolve.