Frequently asked questions
Not frequently nor asked questions per se, but interesting questions
- What is the FutraMedia Foundation?
- The purpose of the FutraMedia Foundation is to be a
non-profit organisation that will protect the interest of fans as well as the
fans themselves in just about any issue that fans may be subjected to. The
Foundation will also help fans with dealing with companies, as well as working
as a mediator between 'the powers that be' and the fan entities.
- Why is it called 'FutraMedia Foundation'? That doesn't
seem to recall much recollection to fandom.
- The name stems from the organisation's humble beginnings. The organisation
was original drafted as an 'umbrella organisation' to represent
The Infosphere and the
Futurama Madhouse, who had at
the time just begun sharing server, and wanted to receive shared donations.
The name choosen back then was 'Futurama Media Foundation'.
However, even then there were concerns over its name, such as copyright issues
and more importantly, that using the name of a specific fandom would limit its
future potential. Name suggestions included 'FutureMedia
Foundation', but since 'FutraMedia' gained no hits on Google, its name
was decided as unique enough for the purpose.