[Ambassadors] EMEA Membership Questions

Max Spevack 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
>        Fedora.

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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