[Ambassadors] Fedora EMEA Board Elections nominations | February 9th - February 21st

Matthias Kranz matthiaskranz at gmx.de
Mon Feb 11 06:41:52 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 14:32 +0100, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> Matthias Kranz wrote:
> > If these organizations are supposed to "help ambassadors working better"
> > it should be mentioned somewhere in the name. I mean "Fedora EMEA Board"
> > sounds a little bit "sophisticated". There are hundreds of people
> > involved in Fedora in EMEA. So, is it a Ambassador-only thing or not?
> Is this an Ambassador initiative? Yes.
> Will it, as such, focus on what Ambassadors want/need? Yes.
> Is Fedora EMEA limited (by rules, etc?) to aiding Ambassadors only? No.
> This is the Ambassadors getting done what they need to get done, get 
> some gears in motion, and once it is up and running, it could very well 
> end up not being an Ambassador-only thing. FWIW, previously we've talked 
> about EventBox and other Ambassador resources being shipped around in 
> the EMEA area and other things like that, but while doing so, we also 
> thought about the possibility (given enough financial resources of 
> course) of reimbursing speakers (from the community), and invite them to 
> an event. In this area, we have already thought about what the 
> Ambassadors can do both for themselves as well as the rest of the 
> community, but we cannot say that we will do so. It is too premature to 
> make any statement as to what it is we can or will do, other then the 
> things that the takers of the initiative want to get done.
> You, as a community member, have a voice I think a board should listen 
> to, and should you become a member of the NPO you even have a vote 
> -hierarchically the board must listen to that. There's no limitation to 
> who will be able to become a member -in that way, it isn't going to be 
> an Ambassadors-only thing.
> I hope this answers your question although I didn't give you a simple 
> "yes" or "no".

Absolutely. Thanks for that.

But then I totally disagree with the fact that the instantiation of this
organization happens "in the background". Only people who attend FOSDEM
are allowed to vote and to candidate for the board.

Matthias Kranz

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