[Ambassadors] EMEA Membership Questione

Gerold gerold at lugd.org
Thu May 8 08:34:27 UTC 2008

Just ONE small(er) answer because I'm on work and have not the time to
respond detailled ...


If you want to discuss, we can do it here BUT the NPO once again is not

The NPO starts out of the Ambassador Project and at the moment MOST
members are also Fedora Ambassador but YOU DON'T NEED TO JOIN!

More detailled (I hope) later



> Thank you Christoph, I already thought I'm the only guy who's thinking
> something's going terribly wrong there.
> +1 on everything, especially the €128.
> Even though I can afford that money quite easily, I really have no idea
> how that helps me to save money for travels to events a.s.o.
> I thought private persons are welcome as basic members at a small fee
> (10-20€...maybe less, if I'm thinking about certain countries) and it's
> the companys that have to pay more for the member- oder even sponsorship.
> By the way, I've been to Cameroun (West Africa) lately and you can't
> imagine what it'd mean there to spend €128. A beer (0.6l) costs about
> €0.6 and most people can't even afford to drink a single beer every day
> (soft drinks are not way cheaper). Can you imagine what it'd meant to
> spend €128 for them? And yes, they might be future ambassadors. I've
> visited some computer schools there and they're doing a good job.
> They're using Windows and not Linux yet, but maybe that's going to
> change some day - as soon as it's no longer accepted that they're using
> illegal licenses for example.
> Well, my $.02
> -- red
> Christoph Wickert wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, den 06.05.2008, 22:56 +0200 schrieb Gerold Kassube:
>>> Hi all together for the second,
>>> because I forgot and some are asking for; there is only a german bank
>>> account possible (if we have elected a new Treasurer) and the
>>> membership fee is EUR 128,-/year for Full membership. This amount can
>>> be payed at Linuxtag in person (because of high transfer costs from
>>> foreign countrys) ...
>> AFAIR the Fedora EMEA NPO was founded to make it easier for us TO RAISE
>> money for Fedora and not TO SPEND it. Or did I get something
>> completely wrong here?
>> IMHO 128 € is way to much especially for those of us who are not from
>> the wealthy countries of Europe. I think once again the European
>> Ambassadors/Founding members of EMEA did not take the situation of all
>> ambassadors into account. Remember, the letters "ME" in EMEA mean
>> "Middle East" and "A" is for Africa. Has anybody really thought about
>> the people there?
>> Could someone also please point out what the difference between the
>> different membership grades is (full membership, family membership and
>> so on)? According to the declaration of accession to Fedora EMEA the
>> cost-reduced membership requires "a confirmation accepted in the Federal
>> Republic of Germany." What does that mean?
>> Next question: What do I get for my membership? If I read Jörg Simons
>> mail of March 24th 2008 correctly, members are getting a "one-off and
>> exclusive" welcome present, whatever this means. Must be a hell of a
>> present though... ;)
>> Also EMEA members are allowed to vote what to do the raised money. Of
>> course
>> understand this but I'm afraid we are going to divide the ambassadors
>> program into first and second class ambassadors: Those who (can afford
>> to) pay and therefore have more rights and those who don't.
>> Sorry, but this scares me off
>> Christoph
>> --
>> Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list
>> Fedora-ambassadors-list at redhat.com
>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-ambassadors-list
> --
> Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list
> Fedora-ambassadors-list at redhat.com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-ambassadors-list

More information about the Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list