[Ambassadors] Fedora Belgium
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*
FWIW, I agree with all points from Max.
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