[Ambassadors] FAmSCo Townhall Meeting

ppapadeas at gmail.com ppapadeas at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 14:57:41 UTC 2010

Here are my belayed responses also :)

In response to:

Q: What do each of our candidates think the biggest challenges are in
growing the Ambassador program, and how would you tackle these?
A: Ambassadors will soon be the largest and most diverse group within
Fedora. Differences in cultures, time zones and ideas will be
prominent in every decision we would like to make. I believe that the
best way to tackle those is to establish Standard Operation Procedures
for basic tasks (media production, event preparation, booth setup,
media handling, swag production etc.) and try to stick to them
locally. The presence of a FAmSCo member in every single local meeting
will ensure the latest information and news on the SOPs and also the
gathering of valuable feedback to reform the SOPs to meet the local

In response to:

Q: What is the first thing you are going to change if you are elected?
A: I dont think that we should rush to push personal views. First
thing I would like to establish a trusted environment within FAmSCo
and then try to consolidate different aspects of the Ambassadors
group. (wiki pages, SOPs, etc)

Also addressing the urgent issues that I outline in the Nominee wiki
page (EMEA budget handling, meetings attendance, media production etc)

Q: Should we be willing to expand our idea of contributors to
*testers* and get more contributors that way? (let's talk about
ambassadors here)
A: Ambassadors try to get new users and new contributors to get
involved in Fedora. I believe that "testing" "feature requests" "bug
reports" fall into various sub-projects of fedora and we already have
many people working on them directly to QA team or in various SIGs.
The diversity of the events we have (FUDCON, FAD, Coffees, Release
Parties, Test Days) ensure that we have a wide audience of people
willing to be part of the Fedora ecosystem. We Ambassadors will make
sure that they will start doing so :)

Q: We have seen a drop in FAmSCo activity after first few
months...what will you do, as a team, not to repeat that?
A: I don't believe that the drop of FAmSCo activity was significant.
Meetings were regular and most of the urgent issues were addressed.
Nevertheless it would be wise to keep the presence of FAmSCo members
regular in regional meetings and also be more active on pursuing the
Schedule Release-Specific Tasks (regional or global), which I am
willing to personally take care (as I believe that schedule can help
as organizing and keeping us up with other sub-projects)

I would be more than happy to answer any other question :) I would
like also to apologize for not being present in the two Town Halls.

On the other side, I was happy to help the Fedora Vietnamese community
to shine in FOSSASIA and I am proud to inform you that we have new
translators and many new users. (thanks Truong and all the local

Good luck to everyone with the elections!


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