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Initiating a new team under People Persons – RFC

on May 1, 2012

We have lot of requests asking the membership of the Fedora Ambassador (FAm) team. Since it is not possible to accept each and every request and due to other limitations, few get the chance.

I believe it is good to have place where those returning individuals/ newbies can gather under an official credential. May be they can continue their contribution and apply again for the Ambassador membership with experience later. Before applying for FAm, the experience as a member of this team would be valuable  and if anyone is new to Fedora this would be a place to learn about the Fedora way.

Fedora Ambassadors should support them providing necessary knowledge, goodies (including funding) and most importantly making sure that the Fedora brand is properly used.

most importantly this group will support individuals who need to join with Fedora as people persons but no much time to dedicate as Ambassadors.  Lets assume they are not good in technical matters and only they want is to keep in touch and promote Fedora in public when there is an opportunity. Since we dont have a team to cater such requirements we are loosing them. Therefore I think it is quite important to get them in.

Not only those who new to Fedora but also FAms are required to run the team. Providing support and supervision should be the key role of those FAms. Some FAms will find this would be the ideal place to train the next generation of FAm locally. Event the interested individuals will be much motivated since there is a official credential.

FAm are not limited to a region, city and they are wider. As a result communication issues matter. In such situation individuals with less communication skills in English will miss the opportunity of becoming an FAm. If we have such a group they can be apart of that and continue their work locally. Most importantly they are getting the credential as well.

I would eagerly waiting for your ideas, comments, please feel free !!!

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2 responses to “Initiating a new team under People Persons – RFC

  1. sankarshan says:

    You write “Since it is not possible to accept each and every request and due to other limitations, few get the chance”. I’d suggest working on ways to reduce the limitations you mention so that a higher percentage of the requests are accepted. Else, there is a downside to your proposal that the new team would be a staging area of some sort with an implicit understanding that they will become Ambassadors.

    As of now there is nothing specific that prevents a potential contributor from signing up and, beginning to contribute. If there are indeed serious bottlenecks, the energy should be spent in removing those. The new proposal seems like lowering the bar for participation and that is a fallacy – Fedora already has a very low floor (easy entry), wide shelves (project variety) and high ceiling (enough challenges to tackle)

    • You write “Since it is not possible to accept each and every request and due to other limitations, few get the chance”. I’d suggest working on ways to reduce the limitations you mention so that a higher percentage of the requests are accepted. Else, there is a downside to your proposal that the new team would be a staging area of some sort with an implicit understanding that they will become Ambassadors.

      Education and providing knowledge is required !

      As of now there is nothing specific that prevents a potential contributor from signing up and, beginning to contribute. If there are indeed serious bottlenecks, the energy should be spent in removing those. The new proposal seems like lowering the bar for participation and that is a fallacy – Fedora already has a very low floor (easy entry), wide shelves (project variety) and high ceiling (enough challenges to tackle)

      The idea behind is to welcome students to Campus Am team and widen the scope. Currently the group is only for FAm and inactive. I do hope new changes(if happen) will bring some life. We should have limitations which cannot be overcome, language is one. Further we dont want to accept all interested students as FAms either. Thanks for your idea and I agree with you, we should be careful enough about providing knowledge and training them. IMO handling students with no professional understanding would be quite difficult 😉

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