[Ambassadors] EMEA Membership Questione
christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Thu May 8 18:10:14 UTC 2008
Thanks everybody for his replies, a special thanks to Jeroen for his
elaborate answer and his thoughts.
Am Donnerstag, den 08.05.2008, 10:34 +0200 schrieb Gerold:
> Just ONE small(er) answer because I'm on work and have not the time to
> respond detailled ...
> IT IS NOT MANDATORY TO BE MEMEBER OF FEDORA EMEA e.V. AND IT IS NOT PART
> OF THE AMBASSADORS PROJECT!
> If you want to discuss, we can do it here BUT the NPO once again is not
> MANDATORY ...
> 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!
Gerold, I still see this different and Max's and Jerome's replies seem
to support my point of view: As Max wrote RH wants/needs the NPO because
they need a legal entity they can hand money over . So the money
given by RH is raised money of the EMEA e.v. And as Jeroen wrote only
members of the NPO are allowed to vote EMEA issues . So in the end
the possibility to participate and to make decisions is becoming smaller
for non-NPO-members than it is now for the ambassadors.
> More detailled (I hope) later
 Quoting May from his reply: "The reason why the Fedora EMEA
"non-profit organization" is important is because it is a "legal entity"
that makes it possible for Red Hat to transfer a large chunk of budget
(say, several thousand dollars) directly to that organization, and know
that the money is being accounted for properly, and being spent on
promoting Fedora and community."
 Quoting from Jeroen's reply: "When it comes down to voting on
anything however, one is required to be a member -which is a legal
requirement in any country we could have founded the NPO, not our own
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