[Ambassadors] Fedora Belgium

Dimitris Glezos dimitris at glezos.com
Fri Feb 29 17:57:43 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Max Spevack <mspevack at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, Frederic Hornain wrote:
>  > Does someone could explain me what is the procedure in order to create
>  > an official Fedora entity -association- for Belgium as my French or
>  > German friends did ?
>  >> From a Fedora point of view, of course.
>  > I would need your feedbacks.
>  >
>  > Max if you could reply to my previous mail I would appreciate. THX.
>  Here is what I think, very honestly.
>  The French team was way ahead of the game, and got themselves organized
>  long ago.
>  Now we have a Fedora EMEA NPO (that just so *happens* to be a German
>  legal entity).
>  I think that the Fedora EMEA NPO has always talked about how it wants to
>  be inclusive of *everyone* in Europe, and I think that it should be.
>  If we start having a bunch of different organizations for each country,
>  it will:
>  1) create a lot of paperwork
>  2) make the European Ambassadors feel like a bunch of splintered
>  organizations instead of one solid team
>  3) destroy the larger sense of Community throughout Europe that I think
>  is the most compelling thing about Fedora Europe.
>  So I would ask you:
>  Why do you feel like we need yet another organization?
>  What would a "Fedora Belgium" organization do that the larger Fedora
>  EMEA organization can't do?
>  To me, the critical path seems to be:
>  1) Ensure the success of the Fedora EMEA NPO as an entity that serves
>  *all* of Europe.
>  2) Continue to ensure that Fedora France has resources.
>  3) Make sure that everyone thinks of themselves as part of the Larger
>  Fedora European community.
>  A *legal entity* is not a community.  It is just a means of getting
>  stuff done.
>  We must all think of ourselves as part of the same big team.  I don't
>  think we should be forming any more legal entities.  I think we should
>  be making sure that the ones we already have are serving the *entire*
>  community.

FWIW, I agree with all points from Max.


Dimitris Glezos
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