[Ambassadors] Red Hat's investments (was Re: Going passive)

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Wed Nov 10 09:32:18 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 01:19:40 am Jared K. Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 6:15 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip at kanarip.com> 
> > Luckily, examples exist of people being appointed in important positions,
> > and making it very, very clear only U.S. citizens are eligible, aside
> > from the issue of Red Hat, Inc. ignoring EMEA.
> This isn't entirely true.  Appointed seats on the Fedora Board, for
> example, can come from anywhere. It's certainly not my intention to
> limit Fedora or its governance to one particular part of the world, or
> to ignore EMEA as you state.  My goal is to build a community that's
> both diverse and inclusive of people with a wide variety of
> backgrounds and experiences.
> As we discussed when I was in Zurich, I think I understand (at least
> some of) your frustrations, and I'm doing what I can to try to
> eliminate some of the barriers (or perceived barriers in some cases)
> that keep people from collaborating more with Fedora.

Hi Jared!
What about one global FUDCon accompanied with smaller local events - like one 
day FADs + hackfests. I see it working for other projects, it's of course more 
expensive but it helps breaking barriers, makes it easier to meet all people. I 
can compare EMEA and NA FUDCons. And I really enjoyed NA one.

It's a bigger logistic problem, for smaller project (meant - external companies 
contributors) difficult to sponsor. But standalone FUDCons are probably expensive 
too -> these money could go to sponsor contributors to get to the one right 
place. And I've already seen the same European faces on NA and EMEA FUDCons - so 
it's already working for a lot of people. 


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