[Ambassadors] EMEA Membership Questions

Andreas Rau rau_a at web.de
Fri May 23 18:32:50 UTC 2008

Collecting money from third parties is the primary reason in my point of
view... getting money from the community is not the target of this

So there is nothing to fear - there is no need to be a member.. this is
mainly a way to get sponsors

Kind regards,
Andi Rau

Am Montag, den 19.05.2008, 09:31 +0200 schrieb Max Spevack:
> On Sat, 17 May 2008, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> > We have Ambassadors from all these countries and all these people will 
> > have to pay the same amount of money. Do you really think you will be 
> > able to attract members from Africa or the Middle East this way?
> I know that I keep chiming in on the side of this thread, but once again 
> I must say that from my perspective as a Red Hat employee whose 
> full-time job is to build community throughout EMEA, I am not at all 
> interested in collecting any sorts of fees from people who are members 
> of the Fedora community.
> When the idea of a Fedora EMEA e.V. was first proposed to me, the reason 
> that I supported the idea was because it would be useful to have a legal 
> entity, not Red Hat, that was organized and working to promote the 
> mission of Fedora throughout EMEA.  I think it is also an interesting 
> experiment in community empowerment, and a good next step for the larger 
> Fedora Project to try.
> Fedora EMEA e.V., if you ask *my opinion*, should be trying to raise 
> money from third parties, and not from the current Fedora community.  A 
> peson does not need to be a "member" of Fedora EMEA e.V. to be a member 
> of the Fedora community in Europe, Africa, Middle East, or anywhere.
> Again, I speak only for myself, and from the viewpoint of someone who is 
> tasked with thinking about the overall health of the Fedora community in 
> EMEA, and in also making sure that the financial situation of Fedora 
> EMEA e.V., whatever that situation might be, is handled transparently 
> for the community, the Fedora Board, and Red Hat to all make the most of 
> it.
> --Max
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