[FOSDEM] non-profit status, waiving visa fees

Emanuil Tolev emanuil.tolev at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 12:28:29 CET 2015

Again, not staff, but first question in my head would be "are young
visitors representatives of FOSDEM even if it itself is a non-profit?". The
language seems to indicate people who represent a non-profit themselves,
not those merely visiting an event organised by a non-profit. To me this
suggests people like Red Cross volunteers, United Nations interns and many
others in similar positions. If somebody is just a 20-year old interested
in FLOS software they are probably not "representative of a non-profit

If they are a contributor to a FLOSS project then the organisation behind
the project might help (e.g. the Document Foundation if they contributed to
LibreOffice, Mozilla -> quite a few projects, etc.).


On 22 December 2015 at 07:22, Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> wrote:

> Apparently the visa fees are waived for people under 25 who travel to an
> event organised by a non-profit organisation
> Is FOSDEM incorporated as a non-profit entity and could this be added to
> the About page and also the FAQ info about visas?
> http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/travel_to_eu/visa/index_en.htm
> It says there is an exemption from the visa fee for "representatives of
> non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in
> seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised
> by non-profit organisations.".
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