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Re: [Ambassadors] Ambassadors list



On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 8:05 AM, David Nalley <david gnsa us> wrote:
> 2008/9/12 Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com>:
>> I have a question for FAMSCo:  Can someone who is a well-known and
>> active Fedora contributor join the fedora-ambassadors-list, without
>> having to take on yet more Ambassador duties?
>>
>> Contributors are to me -- and I think to all Fedora community members --
>> some of the strongest advocates for Fedora.  They contribute to Fedora
>> because they believe in our mission and want to help.  Occasionally
>> there are opportunities for them to participate in an ambassadorial
>> fashion, like a public speaking event.  They should be able to report on
>> this to the rest of the Ambassadors using fedora-ambassadors-list.
>>
>> Having open archives is good because it means people can read
>> discussions after the fact.  But if people can't read in real time, or
>> let Ambassadors know about opportunities and then participate in the
>> conversation, we're not getting real collaboration with the rest of the
>> project.
>>
>> In every other list, there are a core of people who work diligently on
>> that kind of contribution.  Artwork, Docs, Infrastructure, and others,
>> all are in the same situation.  And although people drop in there and
>> discuss ideas, that doesn't harm the progress of those particular teams.
>> Good ideas are picked up, discussed, and often implemented.  Bad ones
>> are shot down (politely, I hope), alternative suggestions are made, and
>> work carries on.
>>
>> I think more openness would serve this purpose well.  However, I'm not
>> going to ask for a change if someone can convince me that this kind of
>> collaboration would be harmful to Ambassadors overall.  What do you
>> think, FAMSCo?  Ambassadors?
>>
>> --
>> Paul W. Frields
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>>  http://paul.frields.org/   -  -   http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/
>>  irc.freenode.net: stickster @ #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #fredlug
>>
>> --
>> Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list
>> Fedora-ambassadors-list redhat com
>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-ambassadors-list
>>
>>
>
> iirc the thinking way back when was that there might be some strategic
> advantage to having the list restricted. In a traditional marketing or
> tradeshow organization I could understand that thought - I mean there
> are some corps that want to keep what kind of swag they are handing
> out secret. That said I can't recall an instance where it was ever an
> issue, or provided us an advantage. (but don't claim to know/remember
> everything). There's nothing that we do in secret - features are
> known, release schedules are known, events that we are going to are
> known - and even if they weren't the archive provides access
> instantaneously.
>
> So +1 to opening the list up from a non-famsco member
>
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>

+1 to Paul's suggestion.  Open it up with the understanding that we
may moderate due to spam and such.  If you are legitimate, it
shouldn't be an issue at all.

Cheers,

Clint


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