[Ambassadors] FAmSco meeting 2011-12-14 minutes
mspevack at fedoraproject.org
Thu Dec 15 01:39:22 UTC 2011
On Wed, 14 Dec 2011, inode0 wrote:
> introduction of APAC members has changed the dynamic but FAmSCo needs
> to figure out how to cope effectively with that fact of life.
A few months ago, I sent out some of my thoughts of what I thought
FAMSCO should think about and do in the coming year.
Reading this thread brings me back to that email, in particular the part
of it where I talk about having a strong focus on identifying key
Ambassadors in each region of the world, and in connecting potential
Fedora contributors in those regions of the world to the global Fedora
Sidestep the timezone problem by ensuring that the majority of what
FAMSCO members are doing is working with, and providing a leadership
presence, in their own region.
But what do I work on, you ask? Again, I reference you back to the 4
main categories that I discussed back in October.
Use the mailing lists (this one as much as possible, but also the famsco
list) to share the key points of what is going on, and come up with a
way to get status updates pushed out to the list, rather than in an IRC
It will lead to more discussion, better discussion, and a larger group
of engaged Ambassadors.
So then what do you do with the FAMSCO meetings?
One of several things:
* An open conversation for anyone who wants to show up at that time,
FAMSCO or non-FAMSCO.
* A chance for a subset of FAMSCO to work together on a single topic.
* An opportunity to lock down a fixed time each week during which a Red
Hat contact is available to focus entirely on FAMSCO issues.
My point is, all the tools exist for FAMSCO members to collaborate
strongly together outside of IRC. Try it -- but try it in an organized
and simple fashion by choosing one or two things to start with -- and
change the culture of FAMSCO so that the mailing lists and the wiki are
more important, and visible, collaboration points than any one IRC
This is easy to say, and hard to do, because it breaks the habits that
FAMSCO has fallen into over the past few years. That's why I'd say
start small, prove that it can work, and grow.
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