On Sun, 31 Dec 2006, susmit shannigrahi sent out 4.6K bytes to say:
I don't know if this proposal can be accepted...The only thing i
about that selection of any
ambassador is upon the steering commitee,I can not give any assurence on
My comments are inline. This is so DISTURBING, It's not even funny.
So..what you all think? The main point being they can give us slot
the day before
the main event starts...
We are happy to say that we would be wanting to collaborate with the
Fedora Community during MUKTI 2007.
We are ready to give slots for lectures to the Fedora Community on how
to use fedora on the 15th of February, 2007 the day before MUKTI starts
inside the campus of NIT Durgapur, provided you assure us the credibility,
technical ability and eloquency of the speaker. You will also be getting
help from us to spread the Fedora word in the campus during MUKTI and can
also interact with the students. You can also bring along any publicity
material that you may want to distribute or display.
They are getting us confused with some sort of commercial entity. The
disturbing part is next.
We expect a team af about 10 (i hope more) people from you, all
from different technical institutes along with your speaker, who should be a
professional and not a student.
So they want 10 people to come eh? Specifically, 10 Students from other
colleges, and a speaker who ISN'T a student?
And why not? Is it an embarrassment to the college if they have a
student speaking? I now a lot of students more qualified than most of
the `professional`s in the world to speak.
We hope that MUKTI will be linked from all
your official websites and must be posted in our mailing list regulalry.
This is the most disturbing part. This is a clear and obvious indication
of their motives.
They are just in this for the publicity.
They don't want to actually _DO_ anything great, but they want to see
their name up in lights.
In other words, they simply want to say `our project was sponsored by
the `Fedora Project` a multi-million dollar `Professional Entity``
Don't worry NIT-D. Your names WILL be posted in all the mailing lists.
With a lot of shame and embarrasment.
As discussed over the phone, one student nominated by Linux
NIT Durgapur must be selected to be a Fedora Country Ambassador without any
probation period. The name will be informed to you as soon as you confirm to
This part REALLY takes the cake. Apart from the fact that the there IS
no barrier to anyone joining ambassadors (it's a 45 second process), and
there IS no probation period, they forgot the most important part:
Ambassadors _DO_ things. Just because you are `nominated` to be an
ambassador doesn't mean that you will accomplish everything.
They want to hold some ceremony, and announce
`Today, xxxx xxx was announced as the official Fedora Ambassador for the
state of xxxxx. WE are all so proud of him.....`.
If you ask me, I say we DON'T speak at this college, until every single
`Term and Condition` is dropped.