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From: "Paul W. Frields" <stickster(a)gmail.com>
To: "ambassadors" <ambassadors(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:58:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Ambassadors] Promoting other distributions and conflict of interest
On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:26:24PM -0430, María Leandro wrote:
> Hello all
> > What I'm trying to avoid are so called collectors of titles.
> Aja, This is the main issue. If someone has 1000 titles but has earn them
> all, then it's fine. It's just a matter of see if the person is
> contributing actively in everything that he/she claim be part of; and if
> not, make him/her earn it.
> I use Fedora as my main OS, however, I have been hosting an event that
> brings every Open Distro to the table for about 8 years; so, it should be
> more a "have you earn it?" question. Remember that an ambassador should
> become one "only" when he has proved that deserves the title, not because
> "he/she might deserve it".
> Ambassador should be a prize, not something to catch potential contributors.
Both Jiri and Maria made very good points here.
This is not to say
that we have a current Ambassador problem. But if we were to throw
Ambassador titles around as easily as, say, a badge for making an
account, it would devalue the subcommunity pretty quickly.
I've heard stories from contributors about other communities throwing
around titles or other resources, which ultimately results in less
value by and from the community overall. We definitely don't want to
go down that path.
Now a days, sponsoring new ambassadors is responsibility of mentors.
Making it hard or easy depends on mentoring strategy of each mentor.
I myself always expect to see as most as active activities from
candidates before officially sponsoring them.