2009/2/18 Ashiqur Rahman Angel <angel(a)linux.org.bd>
When you put your Ambassadors hat on (as opposed to any of your other
in Fedora), remember:
(1) You give a face and a name to Fedora. You are a person, friendly and
approachable. Fedora is big and scary, but you are going to help make sure
that *one person* finds their way through all the confusion into the place
where they can contribute.
(2) You are the glue. You help connect different people in different parts
of the Project, because you are always dealing with people whose interests
are different. You should be eager and happy to work with other parts of
Fedora to solve problems.
(3) People are the key. Everything that we do -- events, budgets, swag,
membership verifications, blogging -- it's all done as an attempt to make
personal connections with folks who either want to use or contribute to
Fedora. Places where Ambassadors get together are one of the few times that
Fedora contributors have an opportunity to meet face to face (other than
FUDCons and FADs).
(4) You are the expert in your region. You understand the culture, the
needs, and the best ways to communicate about Fedora and FOSS in your
region. FAmSCo and other "leaders" in Fedora *work for you*, and need to
listen to what you are saying makes sense. We can't ignore the global
picture, but we need to be flexible in adapting to local needs.
These are things I have been thinking about while reading ambassadors-list
Nice post, thanks for sharing :)
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