Hi Tatica, i'd like to jump in the sharing of ideas, as your mentee and most
importantly to me, as a critic, since i really care about them (after all i've
read a lot of your personal criteria as Mentor, before choosing you as mine).
> 1.- Applicants must help to one of our 6 top teams 
As some have said, there are specific cases, not always someone is
able to contribute (maybe because he/she is _just_ a person people,
not a trained one at translation, documentation, developing, design,
etc.) in another teams, but he/she is a pretty good person answering
questions, helping people to resolve some misunderstandings.
> 2.- Applicants must help their local community, in case his/her city
> doesn't have a local community, she/he should try to build it.
I think this should be stated as an actual goal for every Ambassador *after*
being approved, not like a prerrequirement, since it's easier to starting a
regional group if the people "interested in grow the community" are able to
look for who is near to them, rather than having to rely on third party
networks like Google Maps, Facebook or others, because we don't want let them
show in our very own map.
> 3.- Applicants should at least attend to one FOSS event per year. (right now
> in all the country there are events, so this is not so crazy at all)
> 4.- Applicants should at least organize or help to organize a FOSS event.
Even if the whole list sounds very reasonable to me for someone applying for a
*paid* job in some enterprise as PR representative, the people applying for
Ambassadors are not trying to get a job as corporate representatives, but
volunteers willing to help grow a community (and as side-effect our sponsor,
but we are *not* RedHat representatives).
Not necessarily all the work needed at Fedora in PR field is "host some
events", there are another ways to contribute to the Ambassadors outreach. For
example, my work before applying to Ambassador was contributing to
translations, because i felt they should be done in order to let more
monolingual people in LatinAmerica (spanish speakers) to know the project,
because there was pretty much more than today, just in English.
And i want to emphatize this boldly: i did it because *i felt* this was my job
to help Fedora communicate with more people, rather than someone imposed these
tasks to me.
I was looking for Ambassador approval not like a goal itself, but to reach a
set of tools i'd need to increase my awareness of the project, to learn more
from another fellows and above at all:
No matter how much you say people they don't need at all acquire any status in
order to contribute to "just spread the word and talk to people, about our
goals and methods". Every other Fedora subproject encourages everyone formally
join to some team in order to accept more easily their contributions: Docs,
L10N, Desing, Infra, Packaging and so... The wiki itself gives the message
than you should join Ambassadors in order to help to the PR of the project.
This is the single reason of people asking again and again if they should
acquire Ambassador status: the wiki itself says something like that, so the
people wants to "join the team" and applies for membership.
That's the message, and that's fine.
Maybe the proposed requirements would be good for voting or appointing to
country's/region's coordinators (or Mentors), but i think these are too much
higher for most of potential contributors.
My two cents, and best regards.
"I've not known a man too much ignorant, than i can't learning something from
him" -- Galileo Galilei
Jesús Franco, Ambassador from Chimalhuacán, México
Hello all Ambassadors!
Starting from the previous release circle, our group (Ambassadors) has
its own Tasks Schedule in relation to the general Release Schedule.
The current one (targeting Fedora 15) can be found here 
It seems that last year's tasks where not all achieved on time (some
of them not at all).
I still believe that with a little coordination from our side (FAmSCo)
we can achieve all the goals on time.
I would like to know if there are any suggestions for alternations of
tasks or milestones, that we could discuss here.
After a period of two weeks or so, we will finalize the schedule
(through FAmSCo) and I will personally make sure to enforce it
(Get ready for some nudging!)
The only ambiguous task seems to be the "Regional IRC calls" one that
I suggest we remove (we already have those meetings regularly)
It terms of timing, tasks seem reasonable.
Also, tasks are grouped into "Phases" to be in sync with the rest of
Release Tasks Schedule.
Keep in mind that this is a work in progress and we will inform for
any major alternations (if they occur) :)
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liknus @ GRnet , Freenode
This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2010-12-13 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce lundi (13 décembre) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent intéressants.
Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
In tunisia, we will be giving a talk about Fedora at ISET'Com (
Next wednesday december 8th.
We wil introduce Fedora and motivate the creation of a local fedora club,
like we did in ISET Charguia last year.
They want us to talk about the opensource alternatives to their Telco
studies. Any advice ?
Dot TN - CTO
t: +216 71 82 89 58
f: +216 71 82 89 58
a: Centre Molka, Esc E, Bur 17 - Manar 2 - 2092 - Tunis - Tunisia
Don't you think that creating an EMEA mailing list wouldn't help organizing?
I personally think that EMEA decisions could be roughly (at least)
done in the mailing list, as attending the weekly meeting is quite
hard for many peoples.
This would reduce the ambassadors' mailing list flow. This could also
be done in other regions. Of course, we won't forget to cc-ing the
general ambassador mailing list for important information.
An other idea would be to use a regional tag in all our emails, by
including [EMEA], [APAC]...
At this stage, it is quite hard to filter this mailing list.
Kévin Raymond (shaiton)
Hi APAC friends,
I have not got the meeting logs after APAC ambassadors meetings (maybe, two recent ones).
Before that, I had received all ones from David Ramsey via this mailing list.
Anyone can check this?!!
Any wrong? Maybe from my mail system?
Fedora India team is participating in FOSS.in in Bangalore, India, one
of the largest FOSS events globally and running a Fedora Mini Conf as
part of the event. All the details you wanted to know plus more at
We have six talks as part of the mini conf, two main conference talks
and two workouts as well. We should also have a space in the FOSS Expo
booth so if you are attending the event, do feel free to come by and say
hello. If you want to talk to me, drop me a mail offlist and I could
give you my mobile number as well.