it seems that Thorsten cann't send directly :-(
-------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
Von: Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora(a)leemhuis.info>
An: Gerold Kassube <gerold(a)lugd.org>
Kopie: Fedora-Ambassadors <fedora-ambassadors-list(a)redhat.com>,
Discussions on expanding the Fedora user base
Betreff: Re: Meeting minutes of the FAD
Datum: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 21:39:27 +0100
Gerold Kassube schrieb:
> the last weekend, we had our first FAD (== Fedora Ambassador Meeting) in
> We had nice and productive days for the Fedora Ambassador Project and we
> proudly present to you what we have done and dicussed.
> All information which we like to announce can be found at
I was invited hearty to the FAD, but I could not visit it due to private
matters. But Gerold asked me to look trough the posted docs and give a
short feedback to the list, so here I am:
"Ambassadors from Red Hat should show more commitment to the Fedora
ambassadors project" -> I agree mostly -- especially in the beginning
and in countries/areas where a local group of Ambassadors is not yet
working properly that's needed until the baby steps are done and a group
has grown up. Yeah, I know, that's often quite some work. BTW, the
german ambassadors seems to be a good example where a bit of Red Hat
involvement helped a lot.
"dying Fedora Weekly Reports" -- that would be sad, I liked the idea,
the format and the content a lot, but I have no time to help there :-/ .
Why can't we merge fedoranews.org
and the weekly reports? That would be
a step in the right direction. Sure, the stuff from fedoranews.org
write about nvidia, ati or 3rd party add-on repos. But most of the stuff
that written there currently isn't like that and would be fine for
could continue with reporting
the stuff that is forbidden for fedoraproject.org
(as a add-on or
something like that). And ahte weekly reports need to be annouced
"Gerold: There should be better communication with leading departments
of different projects to other ambassadors" -- Agreed, we all (Core,
Extras, marketing, ambassadors, ...) don't talk enough with each other.
I think we need a fedora-project mailinglist (or something like that)
where we can discuss such stuff more together. Stuff like
could be discussed there, too. At the same time need to get rid of some
other lists and put some serious thoughts info a
mailinglist-cleanup/reordering. Or morph fedora-maintainers into
fedora-contributors and open it for all fedora-contributors.
"there should be no global vote for FAMSCo, but vote per region." ->
related, not that important and just FYI: there was the plan in
fedora-extras to get contributors more involved by letting them vote on
important stuff and not only on a committee. But that's just a rough
idea for the long term. http://www.cs.cornell.edu/w8/~andru/civs/
be a help there if we don't want to maintain the voting mechanism ourselfs.
"Ambassadors Mailing List closed to non-ambassadors but archives opened"
-- why not a readonly variant just like FAB uses -- reading the archives
trough the mailman web-interface or by downloading mboxes sucks.
"Joerg: There was recently press contact demands and german ambassadors
helped." -- we really should have local contacts for the press
documented properly in the wiki as that quite important IMHO.