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[Ambassadors] Re: inactive ambassadors, a proposed solution



Just want to say hi and let you know, that I am still exist :)

I have given lecturer in Introduction in IT using Fedora for my students. The lecturing delivered using project based learning besides instructional. In 20th December 2008, I was introducing Fedora 10 and workshop to a small society in Surabaya, freely. But the participants for Fedora workshop aren't really much, just about 15 person. Maybe because the time was too tight and I didn't do a marketing very well. I also copy Fedora-10 for 1000 pieces with my own money for giving to others freely. A half of them were supported by local vendors then, so they give it as a souvenir in the computer exhibition.

I am Fedora Ambassador in Indonesia since last year, but I still have no chance to meet my colleague from Indonesia. There are six fedora Ambassador from Indonesia including me (it is still small number for the country with the population more than 237 million peoples). The one I have contacted and chatted was Indrayana from Jakarta. Perhaps one day I can meet my other colleagues.

Right now, I am in Kansas City until June 2008 since I have sent by my university to learn about entrepreneurship from Kauffman Foundation. So maybe I can not active for a while, but still happy if I can meet other Fedora Ambassador in USA. Tomorrow, I will go to Stanford for a week and the next following week, I will be in Boston and after that I will come back to Kansas City. Perhaps, I can learn some idea about Fedora from colleagues in USA.

By the way, if there are some Fedora Ambassador visit to Surabaya - Indonesia, please contact me. I am really welcome.
Or maybe we can launch Fedora in Bali, Indonesia? It will be fun :)

Thank you.

Johan Hasan
Fedora Ambassador, Surabaya
Indonesia.
email: johanhsn gmail com
yahoo messenger: johanhsn2000

Rodrigo Menezes wrote:
Gaurav,

We are talking about people within one or more years of inactivity. Yes, they exist, a lot!!!

Cheers,

Rodrigo Menezes



De: fedora-ambassadors-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-ambassadors-list-bounces redhat com] Em nome de Gaurav Prabhu
Enviada em: sexta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2009 15:26
Para: fedora-ambassadors-list redhat com
Assunto: Re: [Ambassadors] inactive ambassadors, a proposed solution



--- On Thu, 19/2/09, Max Spevack <mspevack redhat com> wrote:
From: Max Spevack <mspevack redhat com>
Subject: [Ambassadors] inactive ambassadors, a proposed solution
To: fedora-ambassadors-list redhat com
Date: Thursday, 19 February, 2009, 11:34 AM
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 Directory.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/MembershipService/Verification

https://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 project.

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 Fedora.


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/ questions.
* Indicates their willingness to mentor and guide new contributors or new
users.


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 public-facing
things.

When someone re-surfaces or has more time for Ambassadors, we put them back on
the directory.

==================

Flame me.

--Max

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Though I agree with you on some points, but still I feel removing them is not the way out.
If they do not wish to contribute then it's their wish. Who are we to remove them from the list?
Also people have their own set of hurdles, diffculties. Some people are under a bad patch of their life.
Hence we cannot remove theme even if they do not post on mailing list. Take the example of myself, I just joined an month ago,
 still haven't
done anything since I do not have skills. I am still finding my foor in the Fedora community. Besides making some posts on the mailing list, I haven't done anything significant.
So If I were to be removed, I would feel rejected & would develop a negative attitude towards Fedora community. Even though I wish to return, I won't return for sure.
So I feel we should not be too strict. After all everybody loves Freedom.

Regards,
Gaurav Prabhu

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