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=== This is a DRAFT of FAmSCo Satute: it would be subject to changes. ===
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This page exists to explain the structure and organization of the Ambassadors sub-project within the Fedora Project
  
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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 being a representative of 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. "Budget Manager" is the person who directly manages and distributes resources.
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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. "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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*'''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
  
f. "FAmSCo Chair" (now "The Chair") is the coordinator of FAmSCo and the impartial body of Ambassadors Project.
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*'''Mentor''' - An Ambassador who the has been nominated by Mentors in their region, and approved by FAmSCo to mentor potential and new Ambassadors.  
  
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===FAmSCo===
  
'''2. FAmSCo structure'''
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====Composition====
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FAmSCo is composed by seven (7) members elected annually from around the globe. Following the [[FAmSCo election rules | election rules]], a Chair and Vice-Chair are elected.
  
FAmSCo is composed by seven (7) members:
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====Duties and functions====
  
- Four seats are reserved to the local contacts.
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#organizes the general structure of Ambassadors project;
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#distributes resources globally;
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#organizes global initiatives;
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#coordinates membership management and the mentoring initiative.
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#promotes the cohesion between Ambassadors and Regions;
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#nominates the Ambassadors Membership Administrator;
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#promotes the diffusion of the Fedora Project's principles.
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#resolve any disputes brought before it
  
- One seat is reserved to the Budget Manager;
 
  
- One seat is reserved to the Ambassadors Membership Administrator;
 
  
- One seat is reserved to the FAmSCo Chair, elected by Ambassadors according to the procedure of art. 4 ("Election of FAmSCo Chair").
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The other functions, if not required by the situation, are managed by the regional leadership.
  
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===Ambassadors Membership Administrator===
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To deal with the large influx of Ambassador membership related administrivia, FAmSCo routinely appoints several Ambassadors to serve as Membership Administrators. These individuals have been delegated the responsibility of handling membership details on behalf of FAmSCo.
  
'''3. FAmSCo functions'''
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===Regional Leadership===
  
FAmSCo:
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Each region, due to geographical and cultural differences, largely manages activities and budget within it's region. Some regions have a highly structured local organization, while others are more ad hoc. Leadership, whether de facto, elected or appointed is responsible to transparently operate within the community.
  
1. organize the general structure of Ambassadors project;
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===Mentors===
  
2. distribute resources according the principle of equity;
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Realizing the tremendous learning curve that is present upon becoming an Ambassador and the requirement that Fedora's guiding principles be properly represented, FAmSCo setup a process whereby potential Ambassadors are teamed with established mentors to ensure they have the requisite knowledge and experience to begin working effectively. Mentors are given wide leeway in determining if applicants are to be approved.
  
3. organize global initiatives;
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===Ambassadors===
  
4. coordinate membership management and the mentoring initiative.
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Ambassadors are the representatives of Fedora to the public, and the larger F/LOSS community. Ambassadors have the purpose of ensuring that those audiences understand Fedora's principles, and know of the work that Fedora is doing. Additionally Ambassadors are responsible for helping to grow the contributor base, and to act as a liaison between other F/LOSS projects and the Fedora community.
 
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5. promote the cohesion between Ambassadors and Regions;
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6. promote the diffusion of Fedora Project principles.
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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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The other functions, if not required by the situation, are managed by local contacts.
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'''4. FAmSCo Chair Election'''
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FAmSCo Chair is elected by all Ambassadors, according to the procedures of the "Election Rules".
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'''5. Resolution of Disputes'''
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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.
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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.
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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.
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'''6. Final Provisions'''
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a. A change of regions number and/or project structure will require a revision of this statute.
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b. When not nominated, the Budget Manager will be the FAmSCo Vice Chair.
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c. If the Budget Manager is a local contact, the Budget Manager seat is hold by a member of Community Architecture or, if impossible, it's left empty.
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d. The Commission, as art. 4 stated, could be seized to decide in order to any dispute on this Statute.
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e. Each region is responsible to nominate its own Local Contact. The Commission could be seized to solve any controversy arising from the appointment.
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Revision as of 17:52, 26 April 2010

This page exists to explain the structure and organization of the Ambassadors sub-project within the Fedora Project


Contents

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 being a representative of 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
  • Mentor - An Ambassador who the has been nominated by Mentors in their region, and approved by FAmSCo to mentor potential and new Ambassadors.

FAmSCo

Composition

FAmSCo is composed by seven (7) members elected annually from around the globe. Following the election rules, a Chair and Vice-Chair are elected.

Duties and functions

  1. organizes the general structure of Ambassadors project;
  2. distributes resources globally;
  3. organizes global initiatives;
  4. coordinates membership management and the mentoring initiative.
  5. promotes the cohesion between Ambassadors and Regions;
  6. nominates the Ambassadors Membership Administrator;
  7. promotes the diffusion of the Fedora Project's principles.
  8. resolve any disputes brought before it


The other functions, if not required by the situation, are managed by the regional leadership.

Ambassadors Membership Administrator

To deal with the large influx of Ambassador membership related administrivia, FAmSCo routinely appoints several Ambassadors to serve as Membership Administrators. These individuals have been delegated the responsibility of handling membership details on behalf of FAmSCo.

Regional Leadership

Each region, due to geographical and cultural differences, largely manages activities and budget within it's region. Some regions have a highly structured local organization, while others are more ad hoc. Leadership, whether de facto, elected or appointed is responsible to transparently operate within the community.

Mentors

Realizing the tremendous learning curve that is present upon becoming an Ambassador and the requirement that Fedora's guiding principles be properly represented, FAmSCo setup a process whereby potential Ambassadors are teamed with established mentors to ensure they have the requisite knowledge and experience to begin working effectively. Mentors are given wide leeway in determining if applicants are to be approved.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors are the representatives of Fedora to the public, and the larger F/LOSS community. Ambassadors have the purpose of ensuring that those audiences understand Fedora's principles, and know of the work that Fedora is doing. Additionally Ambassadors are responsible for helping to grow the contributor base, and to act as a liaison between other F/LOSS projects and the Fedora community.