it is a great pleasure for us to share with you the official announcement
of the Fedora EMEA NPO as you can read below:
The idea of improving the way in which Fedora is supported started in
2006, and has been given shape and carefully prepared during the
following year. On February 23rd, 2008, conform German Law and
established in the German district Lörrach, 10 active members of the
European Fedora Community founded a non-profit association called
"Fedora EMEA e.V.".
This foundation increases the possibilities to inform a broader mass
about the Fedora Project and forms a focal point and economic base for
Fedora Project supporters. For companies and other organizations, the
Fedora Project supporters are now organized in a solid, efficient and
transparent way. The foundation reports to the Fedora Project regularly.
As President of the Board, the members elected Gerold Kassube (Germany),
long-time member of the Fedora Ambassador Team. The members also
elected Jeroen van Meeuwen (The Netherlands), and Fabian Affolter
(Switzerland) to become the organization's Vice-Presidents, and trusted
Robert Scheck (Germany) to manage the foundations assets.
In just a few weeks, during LinuxTag 2008 in Germany, the foundation has
it's first General Members Assembly. Because all parties involved still
have a lot of work to do, the necessary information to support the
organization and membership subscription forms will become available
online in the near future.
On behalf of the Board
Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 09:57:09PM -0500, Max Spevack wrote:
>> On Sun, 24 Feb 2008, Gerold Kassube wrote:
>>> It will be a pleasure for us to bring point 3 of your mail to your
>>> attention. Would you please so kind and define us your wishes what you
>>> like to have in that report that we can create it or a given template?
>>> That would be really nice to see how we can please you as you want it
>> I recommend that the Fedora Board delegate to me the responsibility of
>> reporting back on "Fedora's progress in EMEA" frequently, and "state of
>> the Fedora NPO" as part of that report quarterly.
>> I can work with everyone, and put it together in a way that will be
>> useful for the community, the Fedora Board, and Red Hat all at the same
> I want the responsibility to lie with the Fedora EMEA NPO, but _they_
> may delegate to Max to do the actual reporting. I'm sure Max can
> craft a useful reporting template to be used not just for EMEA, but
> elsewhere as may be fitting in the future.
Also, it would be useful for the report details to be public or atleast
more information on what is being reported.
I've collected up as many of the FOSDEM reports as I could find:
Feel free to add others.
I really enjoyed reading all of these, and my sincere thanks to everyone
who took the time to write them up. These reports are the only "proof"
that we have for everyone who is not at the event of why it is useful to
spend the time and money to actually be visible and present in our
The Fedora Board grants permission to use the FEDORA trademarks to the
new Fedora EMEA group, provided that it:
1. furthers the Fedora Project's mission, adheres to its principles,
and uses proceeds exclusively for those purposes;
2. promotes the Fedora brand in a consistent, positive, and
constructive way; and,
3. makes a quarterly report to the Fedora Project Board.
The Fedora Project Board retains the rights to make its decisions
whether to permit usage of the FEDORA trademarks on a case by case
basis, and to limit or withdraw permission to use the Fedora trademarks
for any reason and at any time.
Previously, the Fedora Project has granted limited trademark use
permissions to the following unaffiliated groups: Fedora News, Fedora
Forum, Fedora FAQ, Fedora Unity, and Fedora France.
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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Thank you to everyone who is blogging about FOSDEM. It is wonderful to
read so many different descriptions of the event. Please keep it up!
A blog post every day during the event is wonderful.
I am gathering together links to the blogs and photos on the wiki.
See you all soon,
So someone at Redhat sent the Data Portability Group
(http://www.dataportability.org) a cease and desist in regards to the
similarity of the logo.
I'm surprised at this as the fedora logo is a color schemed version of
the infinity symbol. Which I believe cannot be trademarked as the
infinity symbol would definately fall under prior art.
Karsten Wade: care to research this further or point me to the proper
asshat at Redhat ?
is it possible for somebody that he brings a printer with himself?
On Saturday we need some prints to do?
Please answer earlier than 12 o'clock on friday, when you're able to do
Thanks in advance
Deutschland / Germany
Schweiz / Switzerland
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Am Donnerstag, 21. Februar 2008 12:40:37 schrieb JoergSimon:
> Hello Ambassadors,
> right now the vendor told me he send the charge of Polo Shirts we ordered
> to Poland - :-( - I told them twice to change the Place of delivery
> So i try to solve the situation, but i am not sure if we have Polos on
> When not, we have nothing to lose - but we will not get Polos in the worst
> case :-(
> So those who ordered, put some clothes more in your bag.
> @PawelSadowski !!!DO NOT!!! accept deliveries from SantaFeTex except you
> can bring it to Fosdem!
The Delivery for Fosdem is stopped. They are not able to ship it to Brussels
I am so sorry to disappoint your joyful anticipation :´(
I am powerless! We will not have Poloshirts on Fosdem!
The Vendor will store the charge so i have not to pay for his mistake.
Next time you can order for Linuxtag, i will post it on the wiki next Week -
then hopefully to order in the name of "Fedora EMEA e.V."
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