[FAmSCo] Igor Pires Soares as a new Mentor for Latam

Rodrigo Padula rodrigopadula at projetofedora.org
Fri Mar 12 16:07:19 UTC 2010

Hi Joerg and Susmit,

Em Qui, 2010-03-11 às 13:09 +0100, Joerg Simon escreveu:
> Hi Rodrigo, 
> Am Mittwoch, 10. März 2010 22:28:50 schrieb Rodrigo Padula:
> > Hello guys!
> > I woud like to nominate Igor Pires Soares [1] as a new ambassador mentor
> > for Latam and specially for Brasil.
> > Igor was invited by me to join as ambassador in 2007 and since this year
> > he is responsible by the Pt_BR Localization Team and since 2009 by our
> > BrOffice official SPIN.
> > This year Igor accepted new challenges at Fedora i18n and QA.
> > He is contantly travelling with us to do lectures in many events about
> > Fedora Project, Fedora Localization and Spins/Remixes creation.
> > IMHO, he has all skills needed to this position at Fedora Project.
> > Best regards!
> > [1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Igor
> I am a bit unsure, before i give my vote, my thoughts about this - (maybe i am 
> wrong?) - Igor has almost no visibility within the Ambassador Group ML List 
> and Ambassadors on IRC - I see that Igor has a strong regional focus and 
> provided valuable contributions for his region - as a Mentor he has to 
> encourage People to join also a global not only a regional community.
> What do you think if we encourage him to provide more visibility in 
> Ambassadors first and let him also mentor some of your mentees first,  before we 
> add him as a official sponsor? I also want to hear other opinions!
> cu Joerg

Yes, by now Igor is keeping the focus only in some projects that he is

If I'm correct, the MENTORS has a regional focus and Igor is very active
in our region, with a great communication skills in Portuguese and
English. It's in the same case like you recommended Bochecha as an EMEA
local mentor (with focus on France speakers).

We can't measure the level of contribution/skill of one person based on
the frequency of that person stay online on IRC or mail lists. 

A lot of people are all days in our mail lists and IRC channels talking
jokes, sending kisses and hugs and aren't doing a real contribution to
Fedora, so, are they more able to be a Mentor than one active member of
our projects/teams ?

As Linus Torvalds said, talk is cheap, show me the code!

He can frequently participate in IRC and Mktg lists since he have a role
where it is needed.

You and Susmit are confusing two terms: MENTOR x SPONSOR.

I did not recommend Igor as SPONSOR as quoted in your emails, I
requested that he be accepted as MENTOR.

IMHO, Igor is completely able because he is guiding many people throw
the localization team by years and has invited and guide some guys in
that team to the ambassadors project.  

I think is very important to have more one guy working with me in that
transitional time.

This week I officially leave Red Hat Latam and I will stay here only as
contributor, so I will not have the same time available to work on the
Fedora Project as before.

I believe in the leaderless organizations and shared leadership. The
Fedora Project must to be a starfish and not a spyder :-)

Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira

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