Why “fellowship”?

Hugo Roy hugo at fsfe.org
Thu Jan 5 15:22:36 UTC 2012

Le jeudi 05 janvier 2012 à 15:13 +0000, Tanguy Ortolo a écrit :
> How is FSFE different from APRIL, which has something like 6.000
> members
> and seems to work rather fine with it? 

April works typically like a French 1901 association and many other
associations. This is not exactly the same kind of association as FSFE
(e.V.) also they are legally similar, I would like to point out the
cultural difference here. For historical reasons, although FSFE was
quite European at the beginning (including France), it has a lot of
Germany's cultural aspects in the way the organisation works, that's
more like other German associations I am aware of.

Now, I would like to point out that April as a "Conseil
d'administration" something that FSFE does not have. And I don't think
this is easier to get into April's CA than to become a member of the
FSFE. It just works differently. 

Now, which is better is another matter, and IMHO all the points you
raise are valid and worth discussing.
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