[Ambassadors] Fedora Summer of Open Hardware and Fun Sweepstakes

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Fri Jul 27 15:08:10 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> 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
> with a
> sweepstakes has to be specifically cleared by Red Hat Legal and
> factored
> into the rules and regulations for the sweepstakes, and this involves
> outside counsel and is rather expensive (and even after we pay for
> them
> to do the work, they may come back and say that the laws in that
> country
> make it too difficult, risky, or expensive to hold a sweepstakes
> there).
> 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
> that
> 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, and
> they would like to participate in future sweepstakes, they just need
> to
> tell us which countries, and we'll add them to the list for RH Legal
> to
> 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
> review:
> 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
> resolve
> this for future sweepstakes.
> ~tom
> ==
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