[Ambassadors] EMEA Membership Questions
mspevack at redhat.com
Sat May 10 21:22:27 UTC 2008
On Sat, 10 May 2008, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> 4. If I'm going to spend another 128 EUR on charity there are lots
> of organizations who in my eyes need the money more urgent than
I speak only for myself, here, but from my perspective the primary
benefit of the .e.V. non-profit is that *companies* or *organizations*
that want to contribute directly to Fedora, and who want to avoid the
hassle of trying to give money to *Red Hat*, which is complicated when
it is not for a specific product.
*Our* community contributes its time, its energy, and its skills.
Organizing events, maintaining packages, writing documentation, testing,
etc. Those contributions are far more valuable than cash.
But there are a lot of organizations or individuals that love Fedora,
and that derive massive value from Fedora, who would be happy to make a
cash donation if there existed a mechanism for them to do so, and that
is the void that Fedora EMEA e.V. fills.
As far as the MEA part of EMEA -- I fully expect and plan to build
community not just in Europe, but also in the Middle East and Africa, as
interesting opportunities present themselves.
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