I agree with Casey about the activeness. Though some of the Ambassadors seem to be inactive in the meetings of fedora. In my case the IRC meeting time is either early in the morning or in the evening while we are away from home. How ever I remain uptodate with the threads and the meeting logs. I believe other Ambassadors are also upto date about the threads and about recent developments. Thus measuring the activeness of fedora Ambassadors is a bit harder job and involves cross checking. In the mean time by a wrong decision or a wrong comment by someone may be disappointing to an interested and an active Ambassador.
In regards to this current thread, I just had a quick comment.
I haven't been very active in posting discussions to our email lists, but I have been very active in reading all the latest postings to the lists as they come in. Being one who has been a HUGE Fedora fan for years, and only more recently, a member of the Ambassadors, I often feel like my inputs would probably be better answered by someone more knowledgable. However, I do read almost all the threads in our lists.
I am, however, a very vocal supporter of Fedora Core in my daily duties at work and elsewhere. In my line of work, a lot of my customers and co-workers have been exploring their non-Redmond options, and I am always very quick to encourage them to try Fedora Core. So, I feel my ambassador participation is more along the lines of being an interface to folks outside the community. I am hoping still to get to a point where I can be more actively involved in our email discussions and mailing list threads.
As a side note, I am REALLY REALLY impressed with Core 6! This is one fantastic release! You guys have done an incredible job. A lot of the features that you have improved upon have motivated a lot of the folks I work with to try Fedora Core 6. I've been burning DVD's for them like crazy!
Thanks so much and I hope my non-written, but verbal communications as an ambassador are valuable to the team!
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Sent: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 21:06:56 -0500
From: Jeffrey Tadlock
To: fedora-ambassadors-list redhat com
Subject: Re: [Ambassadors] taggin non active ambassadors on he wiki
> Guillermo Gómez S. wrote:
> > As discussed in today meeting (irc), the point on discussion is:
> > It hurts the project that some of the ambassadors publish their email
> > address but do not respond to queries at all.
> > My original proposal is to tag them somehow so the general public
> > loose their time trying to contact them.
> I agree that ambassadors not responding to public queries is not a good
> thing. I think a certain responsibility comes with working with the
> ambassador group and this includes answering questions that come from
> the public. If a person does not know the answer, then they should at
> least do their best to acknowledge the question/comment and do what
> can redirect them to an appropriate resource.
> How to determine who the inactive ambassadors are could be a bit more
> problematic. Today there are 178 ambassadors listed on the All
> Ambassadors list in the wiki. What constitutes activity though? Does
> active list participation count? How do we know who is responding to
> questions asked of them - we can't really track that.
> I think Bob Jensen suggested a possible "roundup" is needed. One, to
> see who we still have and two, to see if the program is meeting the
> membership's needs.
> > People can be on vacation, but for how long?
> > Is my opinion they should take care to advice the public on the wiki.
> I don't think you can put too many requirement on vacation length's,
> busy times at work, etc. We are all volunteers, so each person should
> only need to do what they have time to do to contribute as they can. I
> *do* think though, that if something keeps you away from being able to
> respond to requests that may come your way that we can ask people to
> keep their personal wiki page up to date with that information. Stating
> that they will be unavailable to make responses.
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