Following our last EMEA Ambassadors Meeting  (meeting log ) I
would like to share
the synopsis of the things said on "Campus Ambassadors group" issue
during the meeting.
Bert Desmet (now "Campus Ambassadors" president) was there to answer
some of our questions,
but we think that the scope of this discussion is much wider, so here
I am summarizing
the Q/As made in our meeting.
Q: How broad is the definition of campus? universities only?
A: More meant for college / uni students
Q: Who can become a Campus Ambassador? Do you have to be an Ambassador already?
A: No, you don't have to be an ambassador (but you need to have the
cla done, and you
have to be in college / university / some other school)
Q: Universities or Schools? (concerning the scope i guess)
A: Schools count too :)
Q: There is gonna be a special group in FAS?
A: There is already one 
Q: How far does the campus ambassador program differ from the "normal" one?
A: That's one of the things we still have to clarify in the next meetings
Q: Bert, who elected you? (As the president of Campus group)
A: The people who attended last meeting ;)
Q: So the approach is the same as Ambassadors with smaller scope?
A: Indeed :)
Q: I don't really get why we need "campusambassadors"? Why can't
do that as well? And how will you ensure that "campusambassadors" are
A: Well, we will be more 'specialized', and we will also try to have
good 'quality control' on the people
(All answers were given by Bert)
Also some points were made from fellow ambassadors, like :
* They are welcome to do it within Ambassadors and use our mentoring
approach (Joerg Simon)
* There is a huge difference between schools and universities, so I
think, it is needed to have
special skilled people to deliver the thought of FOSS to the student
(Sascha Thomas Spreitzer)
* We aim from high school students to older ones (Bert Desmet)
* I think we have great examples of Students who follow this approach,
I think personally that they
all can live within the Ambassadors Group (Joerg Simon)
* There is an danger that we cause new management overhead with
another ambassador group (Joerg Simon)
As you can see many questions were made and some of them fall outside
the scope of Ambassadors.
Given the fact that the new Campus Ambassador group resembles a lot to
our Ambassadors group, it
would be nice if we could have some discussion/opinions on this
subject from Ambassadors throughout the world.
My personal opinion is that we do not need a different group for this
kind of job, and we could rather organize
Ambassador-SIGs (Special Interest Groups) with different scopes but
all within Ambassadors' way of doing things
(mentoring, infrastructure, budget etc).
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We're working on planning out the FAMSCO budget for March - May.
I'd like folks to take a look at this page, and start to think about the
things that you need in your regions over the next few months.
This would be a great agenda topic for all regional meetings.
I'd like to have a plan for spending our money in each part of the
world, and then be able to have time to sort out payment issues, and
figure out any details about how we'll actually spend the money in the
I'm getting all kinds of invitations from different parties for Linux
Solutions in Paris, March 16-18.
It seems the following page is a little... well... empty...
Does anyone know what's going on here? I was planning on being in Paris
March 19th originally, but I'm perfectly willing to mix and match such
and such in order to show my face at Linux Solutions as well!
the linux parties are only on Paris??
Don't you know if there will be another in Mexico?
Is it about Red Hat Partners or something like that?
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