transparency about the fellowship

Michael Kesper mkesper at
Tue Jul 10 07:19:27 UTC 2018

Hi all,

Am Montag, den 09.07.2018, 22:29 +0200 schrieb Daniel Pocock:
> On 09/07/18 22:18, Reinhard Müller wrote:
> > Am 2018-07-09 um 21:59 schrieb Daniel Pocock:
> > > Would FSFE be willing to allow the elected fellowship
> > > representative to
> > > know the facts about this person and see their written
> > > intentions?
> > 
> > No.
> > 
> > It was that person's last will to remain anonymous. The name is
> > known to
> > those who absolutely needed to know in order to process the
> > formalities
> > and to nobody else.
> > 
> > As you might have noticed, I estimate privacy of our supporters and
> > volunteers as an important value anyway, but this is about a last
> > will.
> But that is why it is so important that it is discussed

Non sequitur?

> There have been discussions where people were unclear about the
> relationship between FSF and FSFE or the fact that these are
> different
> organizations.  I've seen that both publicly and privately.  If
> people
> are putting FSF(E) into their will and if they do so believing their
> money will go into promoting freedom as RMS explains it then is FSFE
> able to accept that money?

If you make your last will with a (for you, at least) substantial
amount of money I bet you know who you want to support EXACTLY.
FSFE is Free Software Foundation Europe e.V. Schönhauser Allee 6/7,
10119 Berlin, Deutschland and very distinct from Free Software
Foundation, 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor Boston, MA 02110-1335,

> If they were a member of the fellowship, it would be relevant for the
> fellowship representative to know that, even if the person was not
> named.


> As fellowship representative, I see a more than trivial probability
> that
> this person was a fellow and therefore I'm keen to have some clarity
> about their relationship with the organization.  I'm not insisting
> that
> their name be released.

This person didn't donate to you but to FSFE, I think?
The Fellowship programme may or may have not had any influence on their
decision, how is that important?

You might feel like the last man standing for freedom and justice (you
said so), but maybe (just maybe) you're taking it a little bit too

Best wishes
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