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We're OPEN!
The nomination period is in progress!

The following elections will take place in May/June 2013:

All dates and times noted are UTC time.

FAmSCo elections May/June 2013

Current members of FamSCo are:

As per the FAmSCo_election_rules, these members finish their term and their seats are up for re-election:

For the last election, please see FAmSCo Nominations Nov/Dec 2012

Candidates must be a member of the Ambassadors group in the Fedora Accounts System. This helps ensure that FAmSCo members have some experience with the processes of Fedora Ambassadors, but still allows relatively new contributors to sit on FAmSCo and bring fresh ideas to the table.

Ambassadors will be following the Fedora election timeline.

You may self-nominate. If you wish to nominate someone else, please consult with that person ahead of time.

Eligible Voters
Voting eligibility is determined by a community member's Fedora Account System (FAS) memberships.

To vote for FAmSCo you must have cla_done + one other "non-cla" group in FAS.

Candidate template


  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?


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  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?


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Jiri Eischmann (sesivany)


  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora:
    • Although my history with Fedora started just at the beginning of 2011 I've been involved in Linux communities much longer (since ~2004). Because I work as a community manager for Red Hat Czech I spend on Fedora-related stuff most of my time. I've organized many open source events including or GUADEC 2013.
    • I'm an ambassador for the Czech Republic and have been chairing regional ambassador meetings since summer 2012.
    • I produce and distribute media and most of swag for EMEA. I'm also a treasurer who is responsible for the EMEA regional budget.
    • I've been a FAmSCo member since June 2012 and its chair since December 2012.
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?
    • The governance reform FAmSCo has done in the last two terms has moved a lot of power to the regions, closer to contributors. While it brings a big opportunity, it's also a big challenge. I think the main goal for FAmSCo in the next term will be helping the regions to cope with the new situation and making sure everything works as intended.
    • The reform has freed FAmSCo from day-to-day requests, so it can focus on what it's supposed to do - to steer the ambassadors project. So FAmSCo should focus on making the project more attractive to newcomers, asking questions such as what kind of ambassadors are we looking for etc.
    • Fedora Ambassadors shouldn't be a standalone project within Fedora Project. We should closely cooperate with other teams and contributors. FamSCo should be an active participant in inter-team projects and a good partner to others.

Robert Mayr (robyduck)


  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora:
    • I started contributing to Fedora in 2011 but I'm involved in Fedora since 2005, when i founded the italian Fedora community
    • Fedora user since version 1b (previously RHL user 8 and 9).
    • In 2008 I wrote (with mailga) a manual about Fedora 9, containing 230 pages and reaching a discreet success on the italian market.
    • I'm an ambassador for Italy and mentor for EMEA.
    • I'm also part of the websites team, where I'm quite active, contributing also on a better workflow of all our pages
    • I organized a few small Pizza events for the italian community websites users already before contributing to the fedoraproject.
    • Actually I'm chairing the Italian bi-weekly IRC meeting on #fedora-it.
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?
    • A lot of work has been done by FAmSCo during the last year, now it's important to continue and finalize all this good work.
    • Having several years of direct experience in managing a local community (end users), I'm convinced we can do much more for this particular channel. Having stronger local communities means having more users and, if local communities are well organized, this also means more contributors. Local communities may therefore follow some helpful guidelines.
    • FAmSCo can help to reactivate inactive ambassadors, our evergreen topic...most of the inactive ambassadors are standalone, they don't contribute to other groups. Ambassadors who contribute also in other teams remain much more active than those who don't.
    • The single Regions have much more power (and responsability) than before, organization of budgets and events therefore is becoming very important. FADs are really useful for this purpose, but I think it would be also fine to have a webpage where Fedora users and contributors can easily find events, local communities etc, instead of having a wiki page and 2 websites for the same function. Fedocal is a first step in this direction.