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Re: Recruiting Students (Campus Ambassadors)

Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Jack Aboutboul <jaa redhat com> wrote:
The main reasons for this working outside of ambassadors is that we are
going to have a different governance model around this and the goals will be
slightly different....

I'm looking specifically to put students/faculty with academic project
requirements in touch with existing Fedora Project technical needs
that could make adequate use of term limited student manpower to get
something specific and well scoped done.  If students as part of their
degrees need to work on a year or semester long project, I want Fedora
to be obvious place to look for compelling things to work on, with an
aim towards well scoped projects that have a good chance for long
lived utility.  Ie, things we know we'd like to see people take a stab
a doing, and we would attempt then pick up and maintain once the
student completes their academic project time period.  I hate seeing
good academic project die because there was no real plan to hand them
off   outside of that academic group which incubated them. I think we
do better.

I absolutely agree and that is one of the aims of this, to link up students with current Fedora contributors who may need/require help. I have spoken to several institutions about this specific model and we have done things like this in the past but nothing formally. I *really* want to formalize this process as well and get some momentum around it.


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