[Ambassadors] You have been unsubscribed from the ambassadors mailing list

Max Spevack mspevack at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 9 16:38:47 UTC 2010

On Tue, 9 Nov 2010, Bill Nottingham wrote:

> I'm guessing someone took your statement of "I am hereby taking the 
> logical step of stopping all my active contributions to this project", 
> assumed that meant stepping down as an Ambassador, and then enacted 
> the above process. If so, it doesn't appear malicious.

I agree with Bill.  Let's not blame *anyone* for following processes.

That said, Sascha, if you were simply speaking out of anger -- something 
that all of us do from time to time -- and not wanting your words to be 
taken literally, I have no doubt that corrective actions can be taken.

I think every single person in Fedora needs to ask themselves a few 
simple questions:

(1) Is the ratio of what you put into Fedora and what you get out of 
Fedora one that is satisfactory to you?

(2) Are you participating because you want to move one (or a few) 
particular things forward?  Are you participating because you generally 
want to help with the larger vision and structure of Fedora?  Are you 
participating because you are paid to do so?

(3) Are your reasons for participating inclusive, or exclusive?  By that 
I mean, for you to achieve what you want in Fedora, does that mean that 
someone else will have to *not* achieve what they want?

(4) When your Fedora-related goals are stalled or blocked, is that 
because of a conflict with another person?  Is it because of missing 
resources to help or aid you?  Is it because of processes that need to 
be either better understood, or changed?

For anyone, if the answers to these questions makes you believe that 
Fedora is a good place for you, then please continue to participate.

And if the answers make you not want to participate in Fedora, then 
don't.  But also don't try to take everything apart as you leave.


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