[Ambassadors] DRAFT/RFC: Fedora Events Q3 budget

David Nalley david at gnsa.us
Fri Aug 1 13:37:34 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 7:39 AM, Max Spevack <mspevack at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi Ambassadors,
> It's August 1, which means that Q3 of our fiscal year begins in one month --
> September through November -- and we have to sort out our budget.
> I would like all of you to take a look at this page, and offer your thoughts
> and comments.  If you are an event owner in Q3, it is particularly important
> that you take a look.
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/Budget
> Things to consider:
> (0) We have a few weeks to tweak this, and want to make our final decisions
> somewhere in the last week of August, so that come September 1, people know
> what to expect.
> (1) If you are an event owner, do you think your event is getting enough
> support?  If you have either *more* budget than you think you will need, or
> *less* budget than you think you will need, please speak up.
> (2) Realize that this is a zero-sum game.  To increase one budget requires
> decreasing something else.  We are trying to balance the needs of people
> across the world.  We are doing this openly and transparently so that we can
> try to reach a consensus that works for everyone, rather than just dictating
> policy.
> (3) We will *not* be mass-producing Fedora 10 media with a separate budget.
>  What you see on this page is what you get.  Event owners are free to pool
> together bits of their budgets to produce swag at better prices.  Use your
> local Ambassadors meetings on IRC.
> (4) Realize that these are just initial thoughts, and that we want to work
> together as a group to handle budget in a way that empowers as many people
> as possible.
> (5) Remember that with budget comes responsibility.  Organization, event
> reports, new contributors, follow-up, etc.
>        https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/ReportingGuidelines
> Thanks,
> Max
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Hi Max,

A couple of things:

Please remove SC Ruby Con from consideration - they communicated to me
yesterday that they want $1k for a booth. I don't think that's a good
value - it's a first year con, and IMHO not worth $1k even if I had
that to spend. I am thinking that somewhere in the $800-1000 range
will be adequate for the remaining events I own.

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