[Ambassadors] Fedora Belgium

Jonathan Basse jbasse at fedoraproject.org
Fri Feb 29 23:01:24 UTC 2008

> > I encourage everyone to re-read my response on this thread and think
> > about how we can continue to work together as a EUROPEAN COMMUNITY and
> > not worry about individual countries.
> However I can hardly understand how such a big europen infrastructure could
> be able to manage local members individually. We are too many I think and
> have so many different cultures that I think it will be a very difficult
> task to handle. And I think this is were FAMSCO failed two years ago, it
> could not manage so many members because they were so different.

My understanding is that Fedora EMEA NPO is more to provide a legal framework 
as well as organizing the European community around Fedora

> Local entities are good as they can do this face to face job with local
> members. That's what we do here, and I should not make a mistake saying
> that european people first feels being from their countries before feeling
> European. I consider myself as being more French than European, however,
> Europe IS bigger than France and gives many laws to us.

This therefore does not change the role of these 'local entities' which manage 
this face to face job but actually provide them with central resource instead 
of letting them 'working on their own' Moreover having this may reinforce 
Fedora identity ensuring we are present when needed giving a unified message. 

I do not understand the need of creating NPO for each (country) group. This 
may become a mess and make thinks difficult to follow and manage. It may be 
worse designing for each country a kind of 'manager' who may be the interface 
between Fedora EMEA NPO and the local community. Advocating on their needs 
and providing resources for local activities. 

> People are far from Europe from my point of view. EMEA organisation is
> good, but I personaly think it will be much easier task to communicate with
> identified local entities than with so many different local ambassadors.
> Thomas Canniot

It was just my 0.2 $

Jonathan Basse <jbasse at fedoraproject.org>
Belgium Fedora Ambassador
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