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Fedora Project North American Ambassadors World Domination Plan (WDP)

Okay, okay. So its not a *world* domination plan, but just one for helping get Fedora Ambassadors in every state/province/major city in North America. Its a big goal and we know it, but we think that the Fedora Project deserves a bit more recognition here. Below, we've come up with some goals as to how we'll bring Fedora to the people of North America, and along the way, we'll gain more Ambassadors for Freedom.


* Spread Fedora in every state/province in North America by end of 2009
** Discuss growth at each NA Ambassadors Meeting
** Recruit 3-5 new/inactive ambassadors a month through 2009
** Mentor new contributors.
*** Quantified with the growth and increase in events being reported
** Tracking growth is essential, Active North American Ambassadors (updated monthly)
* Ambassador reports from events throughout NA averaging one a month by end of 2009
** Funding depends on this, so we should consider a growth model
* Act as a liaison between the fp.o community and Fedora users as well as the larger OSS community

Accomplishing the goals

Public Faces are Fun

As the public face of Fedora, we should encourage Ambassadors to follow a set of basic guidelines:

* Smile
* Don't be a douche
* Share the message of Freedom and why its important
* Be a light for Fedora, good attitudes go a long way
* Go the extra mile, people appreciate your help even if you don't have all the answers

Liaisons aka Ambassadors

With nearly a million Fedora users and only two thousand contributors, there can occasionally be disconnects between users and the contributors. Sometimes these are merely misunderstandings that need to be explained. Othertimes it can be useful to report feedback 'upstream' (ie to the affected project, be that Docs, Infrastructure, or Packaging. Sometimes merely listening and explaining Fedora's position will solve the problem, other times you may need to file a bug or communicate. If you take action beyond conversing, please make sure that you communicate that back to the user, otherwise they have no idea that