[Ambassadors] Applying to be a mentor

Joerg Simon jsimon at fedoraproject.org
Tue Dec 27 08:47:35 UTC 2011

Hi Truong,

On 24.12.2011 07:19, Truong Anh. Tuan wrote:
> As I know, new Fedora Ambassador should have a mentor. I believe that
> I am a good mentor for them. However I need to get approval to be an
> "official" mentor before (a chicken/egg situation)

Truong you are indeed a valued Ambassador and a you can be - right at
this moment - a great mentor. As i wrote so many times before, nobody
who is already a Ambassador and is gone through mentoring himself, needs
to become a "official mentor" i expect that we all try to be good mentors.
One purpose of the Ambassadors Program is to mentor people into the
Fedora Project - into all areas, not preferred Ambassadors only.

As a Ambassador you are already a official spokesperson for the Fedora
Project - just learn to use that power.

I ask myself if it was right to initiate the mentors program.
Imagine if we had a mentor for every country -
<irony> why not make them the fedora project country leaders in the next
step and then the next level would be the mentors steering commitee? Or
let´s abandon Ambassadors and start all new and let us all call mentors

I always believed and i am pretty sure about that the Ambassadors are
more than just "marketing-helpers" - let´s remember the first phrases of
the join process http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors_Join_start

I do not see the listed mentors as a large scaled group, they are
primarily helpers for regions where Ambassadors are not visible enough
to help and for people who have not a single person or connection into
the Fedora Project and want a start. I do not have the impression the
the APAC mentors are overworked with candidates and as long they do not
request reinforcement i do not see a reason to list more.

cu Joerg

Joerg (kital) Simon
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