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The nomination period is CLOSED
The nomination period ended at 23:59:59 UTC on May 25, 2013.

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 website 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.

Christoph Wickert (cwickert)


  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.
    • Fedora contributor since 2005
    • Ambassador since 2007
    • FESCo member from 2009 to 2011
    • Current FAmSCo member
    • Hosting various IRC meetings (together with Jiri)
    • Active in swag production and media distribution in EMEA (together with Jiri)
    • Event organizer for various events
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?
    • Over the past 1 - 2 years, FAmSCo has changed a lot of it's policies, mainly the election guidelines and the workflow for sponsoring and reimbursing event attendees. We have improved a lot, but I feel we also have created too much bureaucracy. I want to to reduce the red tape to a bare minimum. I want to enable contributors to do what they like most in Fedora, not to make them run in circles to follow our policies.
    • We have given more power to the regional communities. This is a huge improvement but also raises some problems. I want to get back to a more meritocratic approach while preserving the newly gained power of the regions.
    • On the Red Hat side, there was the transition from Community Architecture to OSAS. Many things that worked well in the past no longer work. I want to work with OSAS people to fix this.
    • Regional communities are now in charge of their budget. This has worked well for some, but not so well for others. I want to improve budget planing and make sure that the regions really get all the money they need.
    • I want to improve controlling. In order to draft a reliable budget for next year, we need to know how much money we spend and how much is left. At any given point in time and without having to ask OSAS.
    • We need more for ambassadors. Most of that information is in the wiki, but we need to make sure it is easy to find and to follow. No red tape but cleaning up and consolidating what we already have.

Luis Bazan (LoKoMurdoK)


  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.
    • Fedora contributor since 2011.
    • Fedora Ambassador since 2011.
    • Fedora Latam Mentor.
    • I´m active member of the community.
    • I worked on the organization of some community events.
    • I worked in the organization of FUDCon Panama in 2011 with Alejandro Perez (aeperezt) and Abdel Martinez (Potty).
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?
    • Create Fedoras Communities in universities, finding more partners to this great community, "This is not impossible".
    • Forms to encourage ambassadors to work with other groups in the community.
    • I want to improve the issue of reimbursement for countries that do not have an adequate system for this. Many ways to make the reimbursement and just tell them to not is possible. (no close the doors for them and otherwise support).
    • Continue improvement plan of budgets and others issues of the region.
    • Maintain and strive to improve the organization we already have in Fedora.
    • I want to leave that bit and give my best to support all regions in every way possible and try to improve any process which can be improved. Always listening the ideas of others that are part of this team.

Wolnei Junior


  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.
    • Fedora user since 2006.
    • Fedora Ambassador since 2008.
    • Currently participate in other projects such as artwork, freemedia, testing, spins, and I´m one of the most active member of the Fedora Project in Brazil.
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?
    • Active Ambassador - Clearly define and precisely those who would, valuing their work instead of the "red tape" or self promoting, respecting guidelines and true vocation as an ambassador to promote Fedora.
    • Event attendees - In larger events, target more different people each edition accompanied by few with experience. For example: an ambassador who attended a big event in the previous year, the following year would rather not repeat it but would to another great event that has not yet participated, so we would have more ambassadors with experience in both international events and how the larger national events. Fortifying the name of the community, instead of just the same name to be remembered.
    • Mentoring - Monitor plus new ambassadors to were not "lost" at the beginning, always seeking their permanence and development. Encouraging them to participate in other projects, being the Ambassador program a gateway and not their end.
    • Redeem pleased to contribute to instead of "obligation" to be natural and rewarding. In line with our slogans: Freedom, Friends, Features, First.
    • Sponsoring - Simplification, transparency and plainly anticipated to be used in order to cover the maximum possible potential. Example: Production of media and other reusable materials every version - CDRWs, DVDRWs or pendrives.
    • Thereby diminish the projects "one man", being another contributor responsible for having all permissions needed to develop that project.