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A long time ago Jeffrey Tadlock created a script to collect data about
the Ambassadors Project. I'm on the way to update that script because
at the moment it is not working the way I want ;-)
So far...the updated metrics.
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Fedora always leads and never follows.
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I am fedora ambassador at jaipur/rajasthan.
I am also the local contact for free media distribution at my place,
and currently handle upto 7 or 8 requests a month for the fedora
media.seems to me it's popularity is increasing at a steady rate.
I am also doing testing for fedora 11 alpha for the xorg-ati-drivers.
i have conducted a few small workshops at my college, introducing
people to linux and fedora and also plan to do a install fest of an
average magnitude in around april, so shall contact you about the
resources being needed then..
And offcourse i'd like to continue representing fedora being its
anirudh singh shekhawat
FAS username = Acedip
There are couple of "Fedora" groups in Facebook and I decided to create one
for "Sri Lanka". Hope we can spread the word about the "Fedora Project" from
this too. And this will be just an addition to the voluntary tasks carried
out by my fellow ambassadors.
I'd like to invite you all (Yes all of you) to join the "Fedora Sri Lanka"
facebook group. Contributions are most welcome from you. Since we have a big
community with ambassadors, developers and experts I think we need all of
your contributions to our group. Please join.
I am planing a meet in my university and i want to give an overview of
fedora, i also want to distribute some DVD's......If anybody have fedora DVD
kindly send me 20-25 DVD's
T-3, Azim Residancy,
New Sir Syed Nagar,
We will be discussing budgets for the Q1 events in North America at
this Thursday's FAmNA meeting. Owners of these events might want to
come and discuss their needs with us to help us adequately fund each
event. If you have funding needs but can't attend feel free to contact
me directly and I'll pass on your needs at the meeting.
Just a quick note to remind everyone in NA that our next FAmNA meeting
is scheduled for Thursday March 5, and the following meeting will be
held on Tuesday March 17 (those are the dates in NA, not in UTC). So
try to stop in this Thursday evening for our meeting and if you have
any items for our agenda please add them here
Hope to see you there.
I know that some ambassadors take there cute little netbook with them on
events to show how it works.
I'm also planing to update some apps and stuff for Linuxtag/FUDCON 2009
in Berlin. So, i would like to ask the netbook users (in my case asus
eeePC 901 with 16GB SDHC) around wich apps they show often on events to
new people or wich apps are often used at events?
Tell me your story or ideas...
mit freundlichen Grüßen / best regards
Henrik Heigl - wonderer(a)fedoraproject.org
The purpose of this email is to try to lay out a roadmap for solving,
once and for all, the question of inactive Fedora Ambassadors.
GOALS OF IDENTIFYING INACTIVE AMBASSADORS:
(1) Housekeeping. All projects need to have their membership rosters
pruned from time to time. In Ambassadors, this is particularly
important because non-Fedora people might get in touch with Ambassadors,
and if they don't receive a response, it looks like Fedora is ignorning
them. Other sub-projects for which identifying inactive ambassadors are
crucial is packaging. If someone drops off the face of the earth, their
packages need to be given to a new owner.
Pages that need to a "refresh" policy:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/CountryList <-- I argue that
CountryList is the wrong name for this page, and it should be called
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/MembershipService/Verificationhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Count <-- why do we even need
this page? Doesn't the CountryList page serve the same purpose?
How often are these pages currently updated? Is the process manual or
automated, or a mixture of both?
(2) Give a more prominent location to the "list of ambassadors per
country". That page should be the most visited page in all of Fedora
Ambassadors. People who are trying to find out about Fedora should be
visiting it, and Ambassadors who are looking for other Fedora folks near
them should be visiting it.
We should have something on fedoraproject.org that says "are you
interested in Fedora? Find a Fedora Ambassador near you to give you
some information" and you type in your location, and it spits back a
list of Ambassadors near you.
(3) In order for any of (2) to be successful, we need to make sure that
the people who are listed as Ambassadors are actually paying attention
to the Ambassadors part of Fedora. If someone is not, it doesn't mean
that they are a bad person -- it just means that they don't want to have
to deal with organizing events or asking questions from newbies to the
I wouldn't be offended if someone removed me from the Fedora
Infrastructure group in FAS, because *I DON'T DO ANYTHING WITH FEDORA
INFRASTRUCTURE*. It doesn't mean I'm a bad person or not a Fedora
contributor, it just means that I don't participate in that part of
HOW DO WE IDENTIFY ACTIVE AMBASSADORS?
We come up with a policy that is simple, and fair.
An active ambassador is someone who:
1) Has joined the group in FAS.
2) Reads and/or posts on fedora-ambassadors-list.
3) Has a useful, up-to-date personal page on the Fedora wiki.
And does one or more of:
* Attends or organizes an event once in a release cycle.
* Maintains a blog on Planet Fedora, with about one post per month.
* Participates on fedora-list or fedoraforum.org to help people w/
* Indicates their willingness to mentor and guide new contributors or
WHAT DO WE DO WITH INACTIVE AMBASSADORS?
If someone is inactive, we *DO NOT* kick them out of the ambassadors
group in FAS, and we *DO NOT* remove them from fedora-ambassadors list.
But we should remove them from the "directory of Ambassadors sorted by
country", which I argue again needs to be much more visible and useful,
so that those inactive Ambassadors aren't being asked to do
When someone re-surfaces or has more time for Ambassadors, we put them
back on the directory.