I find myself agreeing with Kushal here.

Being an ambassador implies a sense of "special loyalty" to the distribution and playing a role as an advocate for the overall success of the project.

For one of "our" advocates to also be an advocate for our biggest competitors might put the loyalty aspect into question.

But then again, maybe I am wrong?

On 25 Feb 2015 08:31, "Kushal Das" <kushaldas@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Robert Mayr
<robyduck@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Il 25/feb/2015 05:23 "Kushal Das" <kushaldas@gmail.com> ha scritto:
>> Hi,
>> Just wondering if promoting other distributions (in this case Ubuntu)
>> in public events should be considered as a conflict of interest? This
>> case the same person holds ambassador position in Fedora and similar
>> kind of position in Ubuntu too.
>> Kushal
>> --
> Hi Kursaal,
> interesting question. In my understanding being an ambassador for any other
> distribution is not a real conflict of interest and, I'm not aware of any
> kind of rule going in that direction.
> Fedora stays for Freedom and I think that also means we should not rise any
> hurdles when people want to promote it.
> It's the candidate which should not use his hats together, so when he is on
> an event for Fedora he should wear his Fedora hat and not promote other
> distributions simultaneously. Same the other way around.
> Making this clear to the candidate would be enough and the rest is up to his
> sense of responsibility towards both distributions.
I am not saying that we should not be friends with other projects. But
if one claims
to be an ambassador and then in public events talks about other
distributions, that
should raise a question.

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