On 14/01/2008, damien clochard <damien(at)dalibo(dot)info> wrote:
> Just to clarify things up : PostgreSQLFr is not a regional group.
> It is the association of the **french speaking** users of PostgreSQL.
> This includes people living outside of Europe ( Canada, West Africa, etc. )
> So automatic membership of the PG-FR members into PG-EU seems difficult to me.
Ah, I wasn't aware of that (I wonder how many others aren't either?).
I don't think distinguishing between European and non-European users
should be a problem though - heck, we're a DBMS project; that's
exactly the sort of thing we do! :-)
> For the moment, only the Italians have a regional group with a registered
> association and i don't see many other regional associations coming off the
I think thats the point though - that a regional group doesn't have to
be registered as a legal entity.
When we originally worked on setting up the global group, we setup the
PostgreSQL Foundation with the aim of becoming a 501.3c legal entity
(US-speak for non-profit). For various reasons that I won't go into
here that didn't work, so instead, we joined SPI and now use their
services. That's why I mentioned banking/legal services as something
we offer to regional groups - we can handle their banking for them
until they decide to spend the time and effort to become a legal
entity in their own right.
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