[Ambassadors] Re: Student partnership program. Extending fedora mentor program to students.

"Sankarshan (সঙ্কর্ষণ)" foss.mailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 22:57:52 UTC 2008

"G" wrote:

>> i think that is very valid and practical solution and a very obvious
>> observation that most of choose to overlook, students here in india dont
>> contribute because they know so little about linux, i am talking about the
>> general mass, and they are sckeptical about it, first we need to increase
>> the familiarty with the system only that will lead to an increase in
>> contributions from the students, i can also approach my HoD with a request
>> for Hands on sessions on development in linux and the ease of use of it,
>> that will be a good place to start, coupled with the Mentoring program it
>> may increase contributions to the community
> Yes exactly thats the situation and conferences and workshops have to
> be started as part of the mentor programme. Ambassadors play a very
> vital role here. The familiarity would be increased only through
> conferences and workshops and this awareness would be converted using
> mentor programme when the student wants to get into the project.

The bottomline is that they might be unfamiliar with Linux - but are 
they equipped with the knowledge of the tools and languages that would 
allow them to contribute ? So, for example, would they be able to handle 
stuff like merge review requests or take up packaging for things that 
are on the wish list of "wish i had this software packaged for fedora" ...


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