[Ambassadors] Fedora Belgium
valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 14:50:53 UTC 2008
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 1:01 PM, Frederic Hornain <fhornain at gmail.com> wrote:
> So :
> Dear Max,
> That is exactly the point what I wanted to approach.
> Let's explain me why I launch the local entity debate.
> Well, one of my recurrent annual project is to promote Fedora locally
> - Belgium - which is not in contradiction with what you wrote, isn't
> I organize and participate to commercial and non commercial event with
> Red Hat Belgium and spread the words when it is possible.
> In addition, I am trying to improve Fedora in Belgium from errors,
> misses, etc I had from previous years.
> However, I am beginning to be a little bit stuck.
> For instance, I do not have any resources in order to promote Fedora
> locally. I requested them several time via official and non-official
> ways but I did not receive it. Not yet, anyway.
> Another example is donation.
> So, my conclusion was to produce DVD and goodies myself with donation
> instead of waiting for nothing.
> Nonetheless in order to do that I should have to create an entity or
> an organization in order to buy, sell stuffs, receive donation and
> also to be transparent from Fedora community.
> That was the reason of my initial post on this discussion cause we
> need to be more organized, more empowered, more professional, more
> transparent than we are today.
> For instance, the FOSDEM has to be managed as a project. So it needs
> annual scope, time and budget.
> For the moment, we are nowhere.
> But if Fedora EMEA NPO or Red Hat Community Architecture team is
> attributing us a annual budget for that, it is ok for us otherwise we
> could not respond correctly to the demands - Fedora accommodation for
> instance - .
> Obviously on the other side,we would have to be transparent if you
> give us that power
> All that to say, I need to know in which way we go.
> Please clarify me it , Max
> Thanks for your comprehension.
I'm a new Fedora Ambassador but have years of NGO experience to know
what Frederic is talking about.
So +1 from me.
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