[Ambassadors] Discussion: revoking ambassador status

Kushal Das kushaldas at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 04:49:57 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 7:37 PM, Jiri Eischmann <eischmann at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm bringing an update on this issue. Based on the discussion in this
> mailing list and in the ticket, we decided that any manual process for
> removing "inactive" ambassadors is a no-go.
> Pingou of Fedora Infra offered us a tool that would help us achieve what
> we originally wanted to achieve.
> The combination of FAS logs and datagrepper (that covers attending IRC
> meetings, using tracs, sending emails to mailing lists, voting in Fedora
> elections, writing blogposts in FP,...) can identify ambassadors who
> haven't had any sign of online activity for the given time period (in
> FAmSCo we agreed on 18 months, but it's still open) and may not be
> interested in the project any more.
> Those ambassadors would be notified by email that their account is going
> to be flagged as inactive in e.g. 14 days. To avoid it, they can just
> log in to FAS and they're fine for another 18 months.
> I'd like to emphasize that no one is going to lose ambassador
> membership. If someone meets the criteria and doesn't react to the
> notification message his/her account will just be flagged as inactive
> and his/her name won't be in the public list of ambassadors, but he/she
> will keep the membership and can become active again just by logging in
> to FAS and changing the status to active any time after the deadline.
> It's not meant to judge someone's activity, it's more like "we haven't
> seen you around online for some time, give us a wave if you're still
> interested in the project".
> In FAmSCo, we agreed this is a non-invasive solution with pretty much no
> additional bureaucracy that would solve the problem. But we'd again like
> to know your opinion.

This is a good idea. +1


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