Recruiting Students (Campus Ambassadors)

Jack Aboutboul jaa at
Wed Jul 2 20:56:48 UTC 2008

Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Jack Aboutboul <jaa at> wrote:
>> The main reasons for this working outside of ambassadors is that we are
>> going to have a different governance model around this and the goals will be
>> slightly different....
> I'm looking specifically to put students/faculty with academic project
> requirements in touch with existing Fedora Project technical needs
> that could make adequate use of term limited student manpower to get
> something specific and well scoped done.  If students as part of their
> degrees need to work on a year or semester long project, I want Fedora
> to be obvious place to look for compelling things to work on, with an
> aim towards well scoped projects that have a good chance for long
> lived utility.  Ie, things we know we'd like to see people take a stab
> a doing, and we would attempt then pick up and maintain once the
> student completes their academic project time period.  I hate seeing
> good academic project die because there was no real plan to hand them
> off   outside of that academic group which incubated them. I think we
> do better.
I absolutely agree and that is one of the aims of this, to link up 
students with current Fedora contributors who may need/require help.  I 
have spoken to several institutions about this specific model and we 
have done things like this in the past but nothing formally.  I *really* 
want to formalize this process as well and get some momentum around it.


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