[Ambassadors] remember the mission
mspevack at redhat.com
Tue Feb 17 17:43:50 UTC 2009
When you put your Ambassadors hat on (as opposed to any of your other
roles in Fedora), remember:
(1) You give a face and a name to Fedora. You are a person, friendly
and approachable. Fedora is big and scary, but you are going to help
make sure that *one person* finds their way through all the confusion
into the place where they can contribute.
(2) You are the glue. You help connect different people in different
parts of the Project, because you are always dealing with people whose
interests are different. You should be eager and happy to work with
other parts of Fedora to solve problems.
(3) People are the key. Everything that we do -- events, budgets, swag,
membership verifications, blogging -- it's all done as an attempt to
make personal connections with folks who either want to use or
contribute to Fedora. Places where Ambassadors get together are one of
the few times that Fedora contributors have an opportunity to meet face
to face (other than FUDCons and FADs).
(4) You are the expert in your region. You understand the culture, the
needs, and the best ways to communicate about Fedora and FOSS in your
region. FAmSCo and other "leaders" in Fedora *work for you*, and need
to listen to what you are saying makes sense. We can't ignore the
global picture, but we need to be flexible in adapting to local needs.
These are things I have been thinking about while reading
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