New associate organization of the FSF Europe in Austria

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Thu Jul 26 10:31:09 UTC 2001

On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 07:31:20PM +0200, Jerome Dominguez wrote:

> Description of the list topic :
> 	Open Discussions about FSFE, Free Software in German
> You're right : it's German (language) and not Germany (country).

Maybe I should make the description clearer.

> But, for others lists (fsfe-france, fsfe-portugal and fsfe-uk), the
> description indicate open discussions in the country. Seems to
> be logical when we read the FSFE organization with _one_ chapter
> by country.
> I'm a bit confused.

The chapter construct partly is a legal "hack" to get a European 
organisation structure for the FSFE. For some reasons it is
necessary for others it is not. 

A lot of list just have been founded as people wanted to have them.
There is no rule that we must have a list for each chapter.
The French speaking people in Switzerland might have reasons to 
join a FSFE list where the language is French. 


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