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== Draft of FAmSCo Statute ==
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This page exists to explain the structure and organization of the Ambassadors sub-project within the Fedora Project
  
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.
 
 
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===Definitions===
 
===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.  
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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.  
  
 
*'''Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee''' (hereafter "FAmSCo") is the governing body of Fedora Ambassadors Project (hereafter Ambassadors Project).
 
*'''Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee''' (hereafter "FAmSCo") is the governing body of Fedora Ambassadors Project (hereafter Ambassadors Project).
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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  
 
*'''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  
  
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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.
  
===FAmSCo structure===
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===FAmSCo===
  
FAmSCo is composed by seven (7) members:
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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.
  
- four (4) seats are reserved to the Local Contacts, one for each region;
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====Duties and functions====
 
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- three (3) seats are filled with a general election among Ambassadors according to the procedure of the "Election Rules".
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===FAmSCo functions===
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FAmSCo:
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#organizes the general structure of Ambassadors project;
 
#organizes the general structure of Ambassadors project;
 
 
#distributes resources globally;
 
#distributes resources globally;
 
 
#organizes global initiatives;
 
#organizes global initiatives;
 
 
#coordinates membership management and the mentoring initiative.
 
#coordinates membership management and the mentoring initiative.
 
 
#promotes the cohesion between Ambassadors and Regions;
 
#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
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#nominates the Ambassadors Membership Administrator;
 
  
#promotes the diffusion of Fedora Project principles.
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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.
  
When requested or when the situation requires it, FAmSCo has the responsibility to resolve any disputes that arise.
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===Regional Leadership===
  
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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.
  
The other functions, if not required by the situation, are managed by Local Contacts.
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===Mentors===
  
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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.
  
===FAmSCo Chair and Vice-Chair Election===
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===Ambassadors===
  
FAmSCo Chair and Vice-Chair are elected according to the procedures of the "Election Rules".
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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.