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