[Ambassadors] Fedora NPO founded at FOSDEM in Bruxelles
gerold at lugd.org
Mon Feb 25 17:20:17 UTC 2008
it is a great pleasure for us to share with you the official announcement
of the Fedora EMEA NPO as you can read below:
The idea of improving the way in which Fedora is supported started in
2006, and has been given shape and carefully prepared during the
following year. On February 23rd, 2008, conform German Law and
established in the German district Lörrach, 10 active members of the
European Fedora Community founded a non-profit association called
"Fedora EMEA e.V.".
This foundation increases the possibilities to inform a broader mass
about the Fedora Project and forms a focal point and economic base for
Fedora Project supporters. For companies and other organizations, the
Fedora Project supporters are now organized in a solid, efficient and
transparent way. The foundation reports to the Fedora Project regularly.
As President of the Board, the members elected Gerold Kassube (Germany),
long-time member of the Fedora Ambassador Team. The members also
elected Jeroen van Meeuwen (The Netherlands), and Fabian Affolter
(Switzerland) to become the organization's Vice-Presidents, and trusted
Robert Scheck (Germany) to manage the foundations assets.
In just a few weeks, during LinuxTag 2008 in Germany, the foundation has
it's first General Members Assembly. Because all parties involved still
have a lot of work to do, the necessary information to support the
organization and membership subscription forms will become available
online in the near future.
On behalf of the Board
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