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Re: [Ambassadors] Thoughts Regarding Campus Ambassador Program



2009/1/27 Karsten Wade <kwade redhat com>
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 12:07:29PM +0100, Pawel Sadowski wrote:

> Well, as Alejandro said, I believe it could be a fantastic innitiative,
> but... At least if it comes about Poland, there are let's call it SIGs on
> campuses here, inter alia those related to Linux. What my concern is, how to
> connect the both groups and how to cooperate with them. Because by then we
> would be the only distribution which has such project running on campuses.
> Of course it would be a kind of honor to be part of such innitiative... my
> doubt is if it wouldn't be duplication of work, and you know, these voices
> that we're trying to make our own way of promoting Open Source... :)
> Althouth by then we could be the pace setting side ones, and that could be
> the fantastic side... ;) I hope you know what I mean :D

The way I see a Fedora Campus Ambassador's role ...

... they represent Fedora _inside_ of other campus groups -- IEEE,
SIGs, LUGs, etc.

... they coordinate with _other_ Fedorans (Ambassadors, other
contributors) to be part of existing events.

... they present Fedora at existing events.

... they start new events in coordination with other FLOSS groups and
Fedora contributors in the area.

In this way, they do not replace existing Fedora or FLOSS efforts.
Instead, Campus Ambbassadors add to those efforts.

Hmm, yeah, I know what you mean. In fact, it's the same role as Ambassadors are supposed to play, but, hmm, right, there might be no Ambassadors at campus while there're some Ambassadors even in the same city. I'd describe the role of Campus Ambassadors as "activization of academic community" ;)

+1,5

Cheers,
Pawel

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