DANTE, "Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V.", is a registered non-profit association of TeX users. It was founded April 14, 1989 in Heidelberg, Germany.
Its purpose is to support TeX and LaTeX mainly for German speaking people, by providing information, software, and support.
DANTE is an important supporter of the international TeX world too, such as by providing the central services for the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network, CTAN. Furthermore, it supports projects, such as font development, LaTeX development, user and developer meetings.
DANTE also supports web forums, FAQ sites, wikis, and further sites by covering the recurring server hosting costs since years. Thanks in the name of thousands registered users and countless anonymous LaTeX web surfers!