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= Draft of FAmSCo Statute =
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=== This is a DRAFT of FAmSCo Satuted: it could 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
 
  
a. "Ambassador" is a member of the Ambassadors Group in the Fedora
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===Definitions===
Account System (FAS). See https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/.
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b. "Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee" (now "FAmSCo") is the
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representing body of Fedora Ambassadors Project (now Ambassadors
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Project).
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c. "Local Contact" is the responsible person for one of the
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following regions: NA, EMEA, LATAM and APAC.
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d. "Budget Manager" is the person that direct manages and
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distributes resource.
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e. "FAmSCo Chair" (now "The Chair") is the coordinator of FAmSCo and
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the impartial body of Ambassadors Project.
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2. FAmSCo structure
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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.  
  
FAmSCo is composed by 6 members:
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*'''Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee''' (hereafter "FAmSCo") is the governing body of Fedora Ambassadors Project (hereafter Ambassadors Project).
  
- Four seats are reserved to the local contacts.
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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.  
- One seat is reserved to the Budget Manager;
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- One seat is reserved to the FAmSCo Chair, elected by Ambassadors
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according to the procedure of art. 4 ("Election of FAmSCo Chair").
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3. FAmSCo functions
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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).  
  
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
1. organize the general structure of Ambassadors project;
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2. distribute resources according the principle of equity;
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3. organize global initiatives;
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4. coordinate membership management and the mentoring initiative.
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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
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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.  
disputes between ambassadors, including disputes between ambassadors
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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
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===FAmSCo===
by local contacts.
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4. FAmSCo Chair Election
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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 Chair is elected by all Ambassadors, according to the
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====Duties and functions====
procedures of the "Election Rules".
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5. Resolution of Disputes
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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
  
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 disputes 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
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The other functions, if not required by the situation, are managed by the regional leadership.
not possible to take a decision on the dispute, The Chair can change
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the members of The Commission or proceed to a direct conciliation
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between the parties.
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6. Final Provisions
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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.  
  
a. A change of regions number and/or project structure will require
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===Regional Leadership===
a revision of this statute;
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b. When not nominated, Budget Manager will be the FAmSCo Vice Chair.
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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.  
c. If the Budget Manager is a local contact, the Budget Manager seat
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is hold by a member of Community Architecture or, if impossible, it's
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===Mentors===
left empty.
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d. The Commission, as art. 4 stated, could be seized to decide in
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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.
order to any dispute on this Statute.
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===Ambassadors===
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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.

Latest revision as of 20:20, 18 December 2012

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


Contents

[edit] 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.

[edit] FAmSCo

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.