Couldn't have said it better myself.
On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 8:32 AM Jeff Fitzmaurice <jeffsplace(a)live.com>
I think the ambassador program is a good one. I don't think it
cancelled. But sometimes I feel like it it's really difficult to attend
significant events. Sure we can have tiny events in our living rooms and
such. But events where we mingle with others in the industry are difficult
to get funding for.
I have seen past Ambassador event budgets and have been shocked as to how
much was spent. Knowing that, I set out to make my event spending a bit
However, unless one is employed by Red Hat, being an Ambassador is not a
payed role but volunteer. And to get us out to key regional events costs
money. This money thing should be approved with common sense, frugality of
course, and curtisy. We volunteer time. We should not have to beg for swag,
travel, and lodging (for events far from home).
Also, we might want to create a talking point list for all the cool things
in fedora. Last year, a few things caught me off guard. I had to play catch
up at events during any down time I had.
But all that, if Mindshare wants to take over everything we do for, most
of them are Red Had employees. Who are we to oppose?