[Ambassadors] Re: inactive ambassadors, a proposed solution

inode0 inode0 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 05:00:39 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Johan Hasan <johanhsn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just want to say hi and let you know, that I am still exist :)

Hi Johan,

I could not be more proud to be your fellow Fedora ambassador and hope
while you are visiting here I might get the chance to meet you in
person one day.

Your story and the stories of others in this thread remind me of what
bonds us together and that we should take the greatest care to not
break those bonds over something trivial.

We participate spreading the message of Fedora in small and large
ways, in small and large communities, and with small and large
effects.  Losing one Johan or one Gordon or one Emilio by continuing
down this path is a price that is too high to pay. We need to trust
each other as ambassadors to do what is right, promote Fedora as best
we can, in the ways we can, at the times we can.

> 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.

Please stop by #fedora-ambassadors on freenode and chat with us any
time. And you are more than welcome to participate in our FAmNA
meetings (the next one will be in early March). We might learn more
from you than you will from us, we'd love to talk with you.

> 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 :)

I propose we do the following now.

(1) Stop further discussion of putting labels of active and inactive
on ambassadors. We are all Fedora ambassadors, let's leave it at that.

(2) Work with FAmSCo to solve the actual problem that began this
discussion and create an effective way for our community to contact
ambassadors and for the non-Fedora community to contact us. This can
be done without creating any new bureaucracy that burdens Fedora
ambassadors. Several reasonable suggestions that accomplish this have
already been offered for consideration.

Let's take a collective deep breath.


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