[fedora-india] Ambassadors in India

Debayan Banerjee debayanin at gmail.com
Mon May 10 13:33:01 UTC 2010

On 10 May 2010 10:22, Ashwin <ashwin.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have not listed myself as an ambassador so far, if the rewards /
> incentives are good enough, I will surely list myself :)

Fedora as a project does not need to dish out monetary rewards for
contributions. The quality of its community is excellent and is also
very mature. For projects such as these, being able to involve
yourself actively is a reward in itself.
Sun and MicroSoft have campus ambassador-ship programs that have
monetary benefits for students. I would not like to become a part of
either of them. They pay students to create a community, which never
ends up happening at the end of the day.
If you pay for a community, you are doomed to begin with.
Rahul's mail is aimed at optimising the process of inducting and
maintaining ambassadors. He is not desperate. Hence he does not need
ideas like the ones you gave. I think if you realise that, the
argument is dead.
As for accountability, there are enough number of people who will be
volunteers and still be accountable. There are also enough number of
people who are the opposite. I for example, am not accountable for the
project i worked on for a few months. I get some hate mails sometimes
for that and I believe I deserve it, but I then I dont really care.
What I am saying is, there are enough number of people unlike you and
I to keep projects like Fedora going.

Debayan Banerjee
Software Engineer

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