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Re: [Ambassadors] Fedora Belgium



On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 1:01 PM, Frederic Hornain <fhornain gmail com> wrote:
> So :
>
>
>  Dear Max,
>
>  That is exactly the point what I wanted to approach.
>  Let's explain me why I launch the local entity debate.
>
>  Well, one of my recurrent annual project is to promote Fedora locally
>  - Belgium - which is not in contradiction with what you wrote, isn't
>  it.
>  I organize and participate to commercial and non commercial event with
>  Red Hat Belgium and spread the words when it is possible.
>  In addition, I am trying to improve Fedora in Belgium from errors,
>  misses, etc  I had from previous years.
>  However, I am beginning to be a little bit stuck.
>
>  For instance, I do not have any resources in order to promote Fedora
>  locally. I requested them several time via official and non-official
>              ways but I did not receive it. Not yet, anyway.
>
>  Another example is donation.
>
>  So, my conclusion was to produce DVD and goodies myself with donation
>  instead of waiting for nothing.
>  Nonetheless in order to do that I should have to create an entity or
>  an organization in order to buy, sell stuffs, receive donation and
>  also to be transparent from Fedora community.
>  That was the reason of my initial post on this discussion cause we
>
> need to be more organized, more empowered, more professional, more
>  transparent than we are today.
>
>
>  For instance, the FOSDEM has to be managed as a project. So it needs
>  annual scope, time and budget.
>  For the moment, we are nowhere.
>
>  But if Fedora EMEA NPO or Red Hat Community Architecture team is
>  attributing us a annual budget for that, it is ok for us otherwise we
>  could not respond correctly to the demands - Fedora accommodation for
>  instance - .
>
>  Obviously on the other side,we would have to be transparent if you
>  give us that power
>
>  All that to say, I need to know in which way we go.
>  Please clarify me it , Max
>
>  Thanks for your comprehension.
>
>  BR
>  Frederic

I'm a new Fedora Ambassador but have years of NGO experience to know
what Frederic is talking about.

So +1 from me.

Valent.


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