[Ambassadors] Re: Resignation from the Ambassadors project.

Max Spevack mspevack at redhat.com
Thu Jan 17 01:37:56 UTC 2008

We're going to work to improve *everything* related to Ambassadors and 
Marketing in Fedora-land.  I hope that when my new job is finalized, I 
will be able to devote a big chunk of my time to that.

We are planning on a *GLOBAL* Ambassadors and marketing effort in the 
coming year, with a stronger presence than ever before in all regions 
around the world.  Budget requests are being worked out.

Leaders are going to be needed all over the world, and Red Hat is going 
to see to it that every region gets *something*.

So I beg you all... let's tone the heat down a little bit, give stuff a 
chance to settle out over the next little while, and we'll put together 
an entire plan for the year, and we'll do it in public.

Let's just all step back, lick our wounds, and let this thread die.


On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, Robert 'Bob' Jensen wrote:

> I just read the archives, I unsubscribed from the list, but this is awesome, 
> finally got some discussion going about the state of ambassadors affairs. 
> Based on what I read some of you must be feeling guilty to make some of the 
> assumptions you did about my resignation.
> First those of you who wished me ill, shame on you and your house.
> Second I seem to have not been clear in what I was trying to say so I will 
> say it again in greater detail.
> "I do not feel that all ambassadors will be equally represented by FAMSCo and 
> its choice of leadership." The FAMSCo chair election did not even include the 
> ambassador that had the popular vote, this smells to me. I have disagreed 
> with some of FUgolini's ideas in the past so this makes his appointment smart 
> even more. This choice of leadership is not enough for me to leave alone, I 
> feel my time and resources are better used elsewhere. As far as FAMSCo as a 
> whole goes all of the people I voted for were elected. "Second now is the 
> time to begin rebuilding the Fedora Marketing Project in to what Ambassadors 
> could have been." The Ambassadors project and the short lived idea that came 
> before it took a lot of wind out of the marketing sails along with some 
> people leaving Fedora. I am hoping we can regain some of that momentum in 
> fedora Marketing to provide the community and ambassadors with the best 
> possible resources and materials.
> "I wish all the ambassadors that are not in Europe or the EMEA area the best 
> of luck you are going to need it in the coming year", You have a long way to 
> go to catch up with the team work and effectiveness that the EMEA Ambassadors 
> have reached.
> "For those ambassadors that are in the EMEA 'think globally and act locally' 
> the choices you are making now will impact everyone in the future." 
> Separating yourselves from those in less capable areas that have even fewer 
> resources and ambassadors would be very bad for Ambassadors as a whole. If 
> one of you fail you all fail.
> Robert 'Bob' Jensen
> Former Fedora Ambassador, Former FAMSCo
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