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The nomination period is CLOSED
The nomination period ended at 23:59:59 UTC on January 13, 2014.

The following elections will take place in January 2014:

All dates and times noted are UTC time.

FAmSCo elections January 2014

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 NominationsMayJune2013

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.

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


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  • How can we improve the management of budgets in all regions?
  • How can we encourage ambassadors from all regions and maintain that strong bond with the community?
  • Could you give us your ideas you have to improve the community?
  • Are you going to work on any plans that make budget transactions handling more transparent? What could be those plans?


Neville A. Cross - YN1V

Nicaraguan, using fedora since FC4, contributor since 2008, power user, zero programming skills, major in business administration, Amateur Radio.

  • History with Fedora: I am ambassador since 2008, inactive mentor for ambassadors, freemedia coordinator, Fedora Community Credit Card holder, member of FAmSCo twice in the past, organizing release party in Managua since Fedora 11
  • Goals related to FAmSCo: I will like to promote a LATAM way of doing things. More small events to build skills to contribute. Help LATAM to mature so we can participate in meaningful way in events like FLOCK. I like to help bring some success indicators in the use of our budget, beyond blog posts. Find collaborators that are not ambassadors who can share skills and sponsor them to foster grow in our community.

Truong Anh Tuan (tuanta)


  • History with Fedora:
    • Fedora User since the first Fedora Core released (Red Hat Linux user, before that).
    • Fedora Contributor since 2009.
    • Current FAmSCo member, representative and budget wrangler for APAC.
    • Current Fedora Server Working Group member.
    • Current Community Working Group member.
    • Initialized and maintained the first Fedora mirror in Vietnam: since 2009.
    • Organized a lot of Fedora Release Parties around the country since Fedora 11.
    • Founded Fedora Vietnam community with dedicated community website and mailing list since 2010.
    • Fedora package maintainer for three years.
    • Representing Fedora at a lot of FOSS and Tech events.
  • Particular goals related to FAmSCo?
    • Connecting ambassadors among countries and regions and support them to make annual plan and budget more effective.
    • Support local ambassadors to organize and attend Fedora and FOSS events/activities.
    • Growing both the quantity as well as quality of ambassadors an ambassadors work.

Marcel Ribeiro Dantas (mribeirodantas)

History with Fedora

My first contact with Fedora happened many years ago, back in 2007 when as a speaker I met someone who used to promote Fedora. I have used Fedora on and off ever since but only at the beginning of 2012 I started officially as a contributor. At first, I became an ambassador which led me to organize four F19 Release Parties not only in my city but in other places too. I have been ever since an invited speaker at several events allowing me to have talks about Fedora in 13 events only in the second semester of 2012, in all sort of places in Brazil (plus outside Brazil, remotely).

Apart from my contributions as an ambassador I have also done my best in the localization team, translating Yum and Fedora. Wherever I go, I always try to bring new contributors to Fedora and having watched closely several teams like L10n, Marketing, Ambassadors and Freemedia allowed me to have a good idea of where people may fit in better and contribute the best they can.

Goals related to FAmSCo

  • Supporting the communication of ambassadors worldwide.

LATAM meetings are excellent to make sure people will eventually have to handle with contributors from other countries in LATAM. However, not only language but other aspects limit some contributors from getting in touch with people outside their countries and outside LATAM. People everywhere have lots to learn and lots to teach. Therefore, I believe contributors have much to gain from the experience of meeting new contributors from other locations, sharing experiences and I want to support that not only in LATAM but everywhere.

  • Supporting the presence of Fedora in events/activities

As ambassadors, we're the face of Fedora. Consequently, the presence of not only ambassadors but contributors in FOSS events are essential. Supporting this, I will try to assist contributors to make their budget so that the best can be done with the money, assuring Fedora is efficiently present in as much essential places as it is possible.

  • Fedora Join SIG

New ways to attract contributors to Fedora should always be something to consider. Bringing new contributors is one of the main goals of an ambassador, thus we should always consider thinking of strategies that would make this task more efficient.

  • Support the organization of Fedora events

I have more than 10 years of experience in the organization of national and international events. Release Parties are a great idea and I'd like to work with other ambassadors to create new small Fedora events (or to promote FADs) that would make clear the local presence of Fedora and work as another way to both introduce new people to Fedora and bring new contributors into the project.

Jon Disnard (masta)

History with Fedora:

  • Have been using Fedora as my primary OS since ~ 2006, prior to this I was a FreeBSD user and contributor for ~ 10’ish years. In 2012, I decided to come out of the shadows to become active in the Fedora community. Joined the Ambassador group for the North America region, Have been chairing regional NA ambassador meetings, attending tech conferences working booths mostly, and speaking at small local events (LUGs, etc) in and around the Dallas, Texas area. Personally distribute no less than 500 DVD per cycle, usually much much more. Love talking to people and representing Fedora project.
  • Active in the Fedora-arm team. Very passionate about embedded computers of all kinds, and want to see that Fedora has a good future with the emerging Maker/Hacker culture, as well as the mobile stuff, and emerging enterprise hyperscale stuff. This is pretty much my main focus within the project, and I have no problem revealing that my original intent and participation in the ambassadors program was a scheme to go around demonstrating Fedora on ARM.
  • Very proud to say that I was recently selected to join the Fedora release engineering team. Still in training wheels, learning how the Fedora sausage is made so to speak.
  • Also worth mentioning that I was recently selected to join the Fedora.NEXT Base working group as a voting member. My main agenda here is to have closeness to the community and represent all of you in BIG decisions.
  • Lastly I can claim to be a packager, because I own a few, but I’m not very uber in this regard. It was barely worth mentioning, but worth another bullet point. I am planning to accelerate my package ownership, and eventually get into reviewing and helping others get started.

Goals related to FAmSCo:

  • This last cycle there was nobody representing the North America region in FAmSCo, and that made me sad. So I've decided to nominate myself in the hopes of representing my region. Given the autonomy of the regions, I’m not sure the purpose of FAmSCo anymore, but regardless I’d like to join and be helpful.
  • So I can say that one of my biggest and most heartfelt agendas for myself in the ambassador program is to promote women in computer science, and engineering in general. I’d love to find way to get Fedora more actively involved in these kind of things in my region and around the world. As I’ve said before, I like to demonstrate Fedora on ARM, but I love to do those things toward an audiences of young women and have them come away with happy technical experiences. Anything that engages women in a positive technical way is a huge plus.
  • I’m always looking for ways to introduce Linux to new audiences, with an eye towards capturing future users and hopefully contributors. This means going outside the normal tech conferences, possibly into high schools or universities, or into conferences that are likely to have technical folks, or linux-curious open minds.


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