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On 07/26/2012 09:21 AM, Luis Enrique Bazán De León wrote:
> Hi everyone all is awesome but I have one question: Why Latam not
> participate in this? https://fedoraproject.org/openhw2012/details
> Fedora is a International Comunity not only this regions.
So here's the deal:
The limitation here is that every country that we want to involve
sweepstakes has to be specifically cleared by Red Hat Legal and
into the rules and regulations for the sweepstakes, and this involves
outside counsel and is rather expensive (and even after we pay for
to do the work, they may come back and say that the laws in that
make it too difficult, risky, or expensive to hold a sweepstakes
Combine that with the fact that Red Hat hasn't really done a lot of
international sweepstakes, and we ended up with a lot of countries
simply haven't been reviewed (including Mexico and all of Latin
America). We're hopeful we can review some additional countries for
future sweepstakes (assuming this is successful).
Spot, any reason why a few European Union countries are listed and not
the rest? Me would assume the regulations should be same/similar and
once imported to EU, it does not matter to which country. But I'm
not lawyer but could be nice to investigate it = countries++.
If there are other countries that there are multiple Fedorans in,
they would like to participate in future sweepstakes, they just need
tell us which countries, and we'll add them to the list for RH Legal
review for future sweepstakes.
We can probably help here in Czech Republic with distribution/legal
stuff. With overwhelming work by Jiri (/me is happy to help him) we
have very nice community here.
(Note: I already have the following countries listed for future
Panama, Greece, Mexico)
So please add Czech Republic and Slovakia (if it's not possible to
make it for the whole EU - that I'd prefer a lot).
Again, I apologize that we cannot include everyone, we hope to
this for future sweepstakes.
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