#163 Change role title from FCAIC to FCA
Merged a year ago by jflory7. Opened 2 years ago by jflory7.
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  * xref:contact.adoc[Contact the Fedora Council]

  * xref:members.adoc[Current Council Members]

  ** xref:fpl.adoc[Fedora Project Leader]

- ** xref:fcaic.adoc[Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator]

+ ** xref:fca.adoc[Fedora Community Architect]

  ** xref:fpgm.adoc[Fedora Program Manager]

  ** xref:diversity-inclusion:roles:council-advisor.adoc[Fedora D&I Advisor]

  * Council Policies

council/modules/ROOT/pages/fca.adoc council/modules/ROOT/pages/fcaic.adoc
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- = Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator

- :toc:

+ = Fedora Community Architect (F.C.A.)

+ :page-aliases: fcaic.adoc

  

- The _Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator_ (or _FCAIC_) is a full-time, Red Hat-employed job to lead initiatives to grow the Fedora user and developer communities, and to make Red Hat & Fedora interactions more transparent and positive.

+ The _Fedora Community Architect_ (F.C.A.) is a full-time, Red Hat-employed job to lead initiatives to grow the Fedora user and developer communities, and to make Red Hat & Fedora interactions more transparent and positive.

  The Fedora Community budget comes to us through the Red Hat Open Source Program Office (OSPO).

  This position facilitates decision-making on how to best focus that to meet our community's goals and objectives.

- The FCAIC supports the xref:fpl.adoc[Project Leader] with all things "Community" and works directly with the Fedora Leadership to help bring more Heat and Light to the project.

+ The F.C.A. supports the xref:fpl.adoc[Project Leader] with all things "Community" and works directly with the Fedora Leadership to help bring more Heat and Light to the project.

  

- The FCAIC is appointed to the Community Action and Impact seat on the Fedora xref:index.adoc[Council], Fedora’s top-level community leadership and governance body.

+ The FCA is appointed to the Community Action and Impact seat on the Fedora xref:index.adoc[Council], Fedora’s top-level community leadership and governance body.

  The Council is responsible for stewardship of the Fedora Project as a whole, and supports the health and growth of the Fedora Community.

  

  

  [[current]]

- == Current F-🎂footnote:[What's with the cake? The abbreviation FCAIC sounds like "F-Cake" in American English.  If this position is going to have a title that is a mouthful, at least the mouthful can be yummy cake!]

+ == Meet the F.C.A.

  

  [.profile-picture]

  image::https://jwf.io/img/logo.jpg[Justin W. Flory (he/him)]

  

- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jflory7[Justin W. Flory] (pronouns: he/him) became the FCAIC in October 2022.

+ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jflory7[Justin W. Flory] (pronouns: he/him) became the Fedora Community Architect in October 2022.

  

  Justin is a creative maker.

  He is best known as an Open Source contributor and Free Culture advocate originally from the United States.
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  [[roles-budget]]

  === Budget ===

  

- The FCAIC will work with Fedora Council and OSAS to determine annual Fedora Budget

+ The Fedora Community Architect will work with Fedora Council and OSAS to determine annual Fedora Budget

  

  * Ensure that budget is published and tracked transparently, with a public page indicating how each year’s budget is earmarked and its current state.

  
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  * Release Parties

  * Fedora contributor hackfests

  

- The FCAIC also represents Fedora at other major industry conferences and hackathons such as:

+ The Fedora Community Architect also represents Fedora at other major industry conferences and hackathons such as:

  

  * All Things Open

  * DevConf CZ, IN, US
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  [[roles-communications]]

  === Communications ===

  

- The FCAIC provides and facilitates regular communications to Fedora Magazine, the Fedora Community Blog, and other mass communication channels to talk about community goals/progress and general community boosting.

+ The Fedora Community Architect provides and facilitates regular communications to Fedora Magazine, the Fedora Community Blog, and other mass communication channels to talk about community goals/progress and general community boosting.

  

  

  [[previous]]

- == Previous Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinators

+ == Previous Fedora Community Architects

  

  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Riecatnor[Marie Nordin]::

-   November 2019 – October 2022

+   November 2019 – October 2022 (_Fedora Linux 31 to 37_)

  

  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Bex[Brian Exelbierd]::

-   October 2016 – November 2019

- 

- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Decause[Remy DeCausemaker ]::

-   February 2015 – June 2016

+   October 2016 – November 2019 (_Fedora Linux 25 to 31_)

+ 

+ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Decause[Remy DeCausemaker]::

+   February 2015 – June 2016 (_Fedora Linux 22 to 24_)

+ 

+ [[previous-title]]

+ === What about FCAIC and FCL?

+ 

+ The title of this role evolved and changed over the years since its inception in February 2015.

+ When the role was first created, the role title was *Fedora Community Leader* (F.C.L.).

+ At the time, the F.C.L. role provided much needed separation with roles of the Fedora Project Leader.

+ However, the title did not feel right yet either.

+ Anyone can be a leader in the Fedora community, whether they are employed by Red Hat or not!

+ We did not want to imply otherwise.

+ 

+ Later, in October 2016, the role title was changed to *Fedora Community Action & Impact Coordinator* (F.C.A.I.C).

+ This title was lengthier but better captured what community engagement means in a large, globally-distributed community like Fedora.

+ Over time, community management in Free & Open Source Software (F.O.S.S.) communities is better recognized as an important part of successful projects.

+ More projects, organizations, and companies working on F.O.S.S. introduced new roles in community management and leadership.

+ However, community work does not have an industry-accepted job ladder, as is more common with software engineering.

+ Red Hat eventually settled on the title of _community architect_ for community work in its pioneering Open Source communities.

+ 

+ Fast forward to 2023.

+ The landscape has changed and evolved!

+ So, it was the ideal time to reflect on the title for this role.

+ The title was changed in January 2023 to *Fedora Community Architect* (F.C.A.), its current title.

+ Ultimately, the goal of changing the name is to better describe the role and what the F.C.A. does in Fedora.

+ The lengthy "F.C.A.I.C." title usually came with an explanation to others unfamiliar with Fedora and our community culture.

+ F.C.A. is also a handy shortening of the longer F.C.A.I.C. acronym too!

See Fedora-Council/tickets#429 for additional context and justification.

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2 years ago

Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Pull-request tagged with: type - existing docs
- Request assigned

2 years ago

rebased onto 62c0fcc

2 years ago

Given the updated documentation describes this as happening in January, I am going to merge this. I am still on the hook for a CommBlog post about the title change.

Pull-Request has been merged by jflory7

a year ago