[Marketing] Re: [Board] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Defining an OSGeo Ambassador role

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Fri May 11 10:45:02 EDT 2012

On 12-05-11 7:13 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> I can see that there are at least 2 interpretations of "Ambassador"
> which seems to be clouding the issue. It might help if we refined as:
> Senior Ambassador:
> * Someone with extensive OSGeo qualifications, probably a board member,
> or ex board member, but might be extended to a select few others.
> Ideally will have excellent communication and presentation skills.
> * This role will keynote conferences, and negotiate on behalf of OSGeo
> (eg for a MOU).
> General Ambassador:
> * One of the thousands of OSGeo leaders, developers and users who are
> passionate about Geospatial Open Source, who wishes to promote OSGeo
> * These people will present on behalf of OSGeo at one of the hundreds of
> relevant conferences and workshops around the world.
> * Selection of this role could be anyone who applies, or could be
> limited to a voted group, such as Charter members.

That sounds like a good summary/starting point to me. However multiple 
classes of "ambassadors" may be a bit confusing so we may just want to 
use different words/names for both categories to avoid confusion.

Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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