[Ambassadors] Red Hat's investments (was Re: Going passive)

Jared K. Smith jsmith at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 10 00:19:40 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 6:15 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip at kanarip.com> wrote:
> Luckily, examples exist of people being appointed in important positions,
> and making it very, very clear only U.S. citizens are eligible, aside from
> the issue of Red Hat, Inc. ignoring EMEA.

This isn't entirely true.  Appointed seats on the Fedora Board, for
example, can come from anywhere. It's certainly not my intention to
limit Fedora or its governance to one particular part of the world, or
to ignore EMEA as you state.  My goal is to build a community that's
both diverse and inclusive of people with a wide variety of
backgrounds and experiences.

As we discussed when I was in Zurich, I think I understand (at least
some of) your frustrations, and I'm doing what I can to try to
eliminate some of the barriers (or perceived barriers in some cases)
that keep people from collaborating more with Fedora.

Jared Smith
Fedora Project Leader

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