#145 Research other "representation" programs in other open source communities
Closed: Complete 5 years ago Opened 5 years ago by jflory7.

Originally filed in mindshare#6.

As chartered, the Mindshare Committee is evaluating the structure of the Ambassadors sub-project and how to modernize it in the context of Fedora today.

The task is:

  • Look into what other open source communities are doing for advocacy / community representation
  • Find any published guidelines for community participation in those programs
  • Write short summary comments in this ticket to evaluate the other programs

Once we have short summaries, we can deliver this to the Mindshare Committee to inform their decisions.

It's best to wait on this until the Mindshare Committee's event report is published. The context will be helpful to understand why the research is important.

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5 years ago

Discussed in 2018-03-19 meeting.


Mindshare Committee is planning to implement changes to Ambassadors to be more effective and efficient. It would be helpful to see what other open source communities are doing with their own representation programs. The "deliverable" is a list of other open source communities with representation programs and reading information / links on how those programs are run and managed.


@bt0 is preparing a first draft list of other open source communities with representation / advocacy programs with links to their organization / policies (to help inform upcoming changes for Fedora Ambassadors) by Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

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5 years ago

Here a preliminary list (i am looking for more communities with representatives)

I'm still looking for more organizations, maybe i will give a new update the friday

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5 years ago

Discussed in 2018-03-26 meeting.

@bt0dotninja compiled the list above of other communities with representation / advocacy programs. The next step is to add summarized notes / highlight interesting aspects of other representation programs that may be of interest to Fedora and the Ambassadors program.

@bt0dotninja is targeted to have this by next Monday, April 2, 2018 (in time for Mindshare Committee meeting).

Ubuntu Evangelists (DEPRECATED)

  • They have a guide "How to evangelize", this guide include steps and tips to talk with difficult people.
  • Use a advocate kit with "high impact" content like talking points and quality graphical/promotional material (digital).

Ubuntu Local Communities

  • Focused on generate communities.
  • Resources allocation is given for a central entity (Ubuntu LoCo Council)
  • the most similar role to an Ambassador is a local community team leader , this person will be a ubuntu member.

OpenSuse Advocates

  • Has minimal onboarding requirements.
  • The local/country advocates works along with a OpenSuse Local Coordinator He/she is a OpenSuse Community active member and works as Mentor / single point of communication/ mediator between users and contributors.

Google OSPO ambassador

  • Their responsibilities includes (requires a good set of social and technical skills):
  • training sessions
  • Mentoring new ambassadors
  • find and work with local vendors for swag
  • Regular Entries in google opensource blog
  • suggest projects and events for sponsorship
  • attending or hosting local FOSS conferences
  • and more...

Mozilla Reps

  • build on and support existing/future local community efforts and programs
  • separates the swag request from the budget request
  • You don't can request budget/swag before past a special training
  • has a rigorous application process to make sure those interested are motivated and ready to take on a leadership role within the Mozilla community. (at least 3 months)
  • has a minimal selection criteria

Cloud Native Ambassadors

Requirements for becoming an official Cloud Native Ambassador are:

  • Affiliated with a CNCF member OR is a contributor to a CNCF project.
  • Already engaged with the project in some way whether that’s as a contributor, blogger, speaker, etc.
  • Willing to either speak at community events OR write technical content such as blog posts.
  • Host a cloud native community meetup. See http://www.meetup.com/pro/cncf/ for areas already covered.

Open Organization Ambassador

  • they are mostly writers, they write about, discuss, and evangelize organizational cultures predicated on transparency, adaptability, collaboration, inclusivity, and community.
  • Has a high level requirements for ambassadors.
  • Ambassadors serve one-year minimum commitments. At the conclusion of their respective terms, ambassadors will discuss plans to renew or complete their commitments.

Mageia Local Communities

  • just a starting draft, but they thinks is better generate local communities.

In general, every representative is a contributor of the project before be a ambassador/loco leader/reps/coordinator.
in some cases, needs some kind of training.
The principal objective is generate strong local communities.

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5 years ago

@bt0dotninja Awesome work. This is extremely valuable to me and I also think other members of the Mindshare Committee. Your overall conclusion about how these programs are focusing on local communities is insightful.

I ported your comment here to the Mindshare ticket. I think the work required for this ticket is complete. This research should be valuable to the Mindshare Committee for moving forward with changes on the Ambassadors sub-project.

Closing as complete!

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