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(This is a DRAFT of FAmSCo Satute: it would be subject to changes.)
(This is a DRAFT of FAmSCo Satute: it would be subject to changes.)
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= Draft of FAmSCo Statute =
 
= Draft of FAmSCo Statute =
  
=== This is a DRAFT of FAmSCo Satute: it would be subject to changes. ===
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=== This is a DRAFT of FAmSCo Satute: it is subject to changes. ===
  
 
The philosophy behind this statute it to update FAmSCo stucture according to the Regional model adopted and, now, well tested, in order to have a simple (not complex) structure and letting ALL Ambassadors the power to decide who will be the Chair. With this system, we will ensure the best organization.
 
The philosophy behind this statute it to update FAmSCo stucture according to the Regional model adopted and, now, well tested, in order to have a simple (not complex) structure and letting ALL Ambassadors the power to decide who will be the Chair. With this system, we will ensure the best organization.
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'''1. Definitions'''
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===Definitions===
  
a. "Ambassador" is a member of the Ambassadors Group in the Fedora Account System (FAS). See https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/.
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*'''Ambassador''' is a member of the Ambassadors Group in the Fedora Account System (FAS). See https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/. More pragmatically, an Ambassador serves the purpose of representing Fedora.  
  
b. "Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee" (now "FAmSCo") is the representing body of Fedora Ambassadors Project (now Ambassadors Project).
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*'''Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee''' (hereafter "FAmSCo") is the governing body of Fedora Ambassadors Project (hereafter Ambassadors Project).
  
c. "Local Contact" is the responsible person for one of the following regions: NA, EMEA, LATAM and APAC.
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*'''Ambassadors Membership Administrator''' is the person, nominated by FAmSCo, are responsible for maintenance and overseeing Ambassador FAS membership, Ambassadors FAS Sponsors and Ambassadors Mentors in accordance with directives issued by FAmSCo.  
  
d. "Ambassadors Membership Administrator" is the person, nominated by FAmSCo, who is in charge of Ambassadors Membership Administration, Ambassadors FAS Sponsors and Ambassadors Mentors.
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*'''Region''' - Fedora has divided the world into geographical regions to push responsibility and authority out. Currently those regions are Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LATAM), and North America (NA).  
  
e. "FAmSCo Chair" (now "The Chair") is the coordinator of FAmSCo.
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*'''Regional Leadership''' - Leadership appointed or elected by the geographical regions that direct the happenings going on in the region, provide budget oversight, and generally get things done
  
  
'''2. FAmSCo structure'''
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===FAmSCo structure===
  
 
FAmSCo is composed by seven (7) members:
 
FAmSCo is composed by seven (7) members:
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'''3. FAmSCo functions'''
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===FAmSCo functions===
  
 
FAmSCo:
 
FAmSCo:
  
1. organizes the general structure of Ambassadors project;
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#organizes the general structure of Ambassadors project;
  
2. distributes resources according the principle of equity;
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#distributes resources globally;
  
3. organizes global initiatives;
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#organizes global initiatives;
  
4. coordinates membership management and the mentoring initiative.
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#coordinates membership management and the mentoring initiative.
  
5. promotes the cohesion between Ambassadors and Regions;
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#promotes the cohesion between Ambassadors and Regions;
  
6. nominates the Ambassadors Membership Administrator;
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#nominates the Ambassadors Membership Administrator;
  
7. promotes the diffusion of Fedora Project principles.
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#promotes the diffusion of Fedora Project principles.
  
  
When seized or when the situation requires it, FAmSCo judges on the disputes between ambassadors, including disputes between ambassadors and local contacts, according to the procedure of art. 5.
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When requested or when the situation requires it, FAmSCo has the responsibility to resolve any disputes that arise.  
  
  
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'''4. FAmSCo Chair and Vice-Chair Election'''
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===FAmSCo Chair and Vice-Chair Election===
  
 
FAmSCo Chair and Vice-Chair are elected according to the procedures of the "Election Rules".
 
FAmSCo Chair and Vice-Chair are elected according to the procedures of the "Election Rules".
 
 
'''5. Resolution of Disputes'''
 
 
When it's asked by any Ambassador and/or called by a FAmSCo member, a Commission for the Settlement of Disputes (now "The Commission") is formed.
 
 
The Commission is composed by the FAmSCo Chair, 2 (two) other FAmSCo members not directly involved in the dispute and an Ambassador with a recognized experience of 2 or more years in the project.
 
 
By right, FAmSCo Chair is the president of The Commission. If it's not possible to take a decision on the dispute, The Chair can change the members of The Commission or proceed to a direct conciliation between the parties.
 
 
 
'''6. Final Provisions'''
 
 
a. A change of regions number and/or project structure will require a revision of this statute.
 
 
b. The Commission, as art. 4 stated, could be seized to decide in order to any dispute on this Statute.
 
 
c. When more Local Contacts are present in a region, the Ambassadors of that region will be responsible to nominate their representative. The Commission could be seized to solve any controversy arising from the appointment.
 

Revision as of 02:43, 26 January 2010

Contents

Draft of FAmSCo Statute

This is a DRAFT of FAmSCo Satute: it is subject to changes.

The philosophy behind this statute it to update FAmSCo stucture according to the Regional model adopted and, now, well tested, in order to have a simple (not complex) structure and letting ALL Ambassadors the power to decide who will be the Chair. With this system, we will ensure the best organization.

Moreover the presence of the Budget Manager and the Ambassadors Administrator, the "technical side" of the project will be represented to ensure better focused policies in their respective skills.

I'm sure we should agree on this system, that will assure the best way to have a working FAmSCo.



Definitions

  • Ambassador is a member of the Ambassadors Group in the Fedora Account System (FAS). See https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/. More pragmatically, an Ambassador serves the purpose of representing Fedora.
  • Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (hereafter "FAmSCo") is the governing body of Fedora Ambassadors Project (hereafter Ambassadors Project).
  • Ambassadors Membership Administrator is the person, nominated by FAmSCo, are responsible for maintenance and overseeing Ambassador FAS membership, Ambassadors FAS Sponsors and Ambassadors Mentors in accordance with directives issued by FAmSCo.
  • Region - Fedora has divided the world into geographical regions to push responsibility and authority out. Currently those regions are Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LATAM), and North America (NA).
  • Regional Leadership - Leadership appointed or elected by the geographical regions that direct the happenings going on in the region, provide budget oversight, and generally get things done


FAmSCo structure

FAmSCo is composed by seven (7) members:

- four (4) seats are reserved to the Local Contacts, one for each region;

- three (3) seats are filled with a general election among Ambassadors according to the procedure of the "Election Rules".


FAmSCo functions

FAmSCo:

  1. organizes the general structure of Ambassadors project;
  1. distributes resources globally;
  1. organizes global initiatives;
  1. coordinates membership management and the mentoring initiative.
  1. promotes the cohesion between Ambassadors and Regions;
  1. nominates the Ambassadors Membership Administrator;
  1. promotes the diffusion of Fedora Project principles.


When requested or when the situation requires it, FAmSCo has the responsibility to resolve any disputes that arise.


The other functions, if not required by the situation, are managed by Local Contacts.


FAmSCo Chair and Vice-Chair Election

FAmSCo Chair and Vice-Chair are elected according to the procedures of the "Election Rules".