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Re: Why not to create Fedora-us and Fedora-non-us branches?

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 8:25 PM, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-26 at 21:10 +0400, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
>> 2009/5/26 Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com>:
>> >> Subj. As Debian folks did years ago. Such branching will be done very
>> >> easy technically.
>> >
>> > Because all the builds and composition is done in the US, and the trademarks
>> > are held by a US entity.
>> Not a serious reason. Why not to relocate then in Europe?
> Find us a Company in Europe that is not based in the US that is willing
> to fund with people and money as much as Red Hat is doing now.

A new company acting as Fedora's primary sponsor isn't necessarily
needed -- ie it's not "Either Fedora under Red Hat or Fedora under X".
Red Hat has been investing in Fedora for many years, and I believe
something like eg. founding a Fedora Foundation in Germany wouldn't
stop Red Hat from continuing to paying Fedora people internationally
and providing money for running our events.

Yes, a foundation might have some challenges in running it. But 1. we
are having challenges and limitations now too and 2. unless I hear
specific show-stoppers for a non-profit in Europe (eg. Germany), I'll
continue to believe it could be a viable solution.

> Oh, Europe won't help much, there are just as many silly laws there as
> there are in the US.

Europe is a more multicultural organism, and one could argue that this
theoretically leads to less stupid decisions (not necessarily to more
wise ones, though).


Dimitris Glezos
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