I agree with John on this.  It's a good idea to get us Ambassadors more involved in the budgeting process.  Being able to fully represent Fedora with nice and fully stocked booths at conventions is very important.

On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM, inode0 <inode0@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 6:21 AM, Jiri Eischmann <eischmann@redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> you all probably noticed the recent Fedora hardware sweeptakes. I spoke
> with Spot and he said in the future, he could get some hardware for
> ambassadors to show Fedora running on it at various events.
> We discussed this a bit in FAmSCo and we agreed that such hardware could
> go to regional event boxes, or perhaps to ambassadors who represent
> Fedora at events the most.

This is a case where long term (and I really mean short term)
ambassadors should get more involved in the budget process. We should
probably just have a capital budget so that more expensive systems
used at booths can be purchased on a regular cycle (laptops for event
boxes, multi-touch or larger displays, etc.). We can lean on spot for
another 10 years or we can try to grow up and be more self-sufficient.

For items of a smaller nature I don't think anyone in Red Hat should
need to be bothered about it. Ambassadors can regionally approved
spending $200 on Raspberry Pis and just go buy them if they want them
for use at events now.

Of course, if spot has extras that need homes I would welcome any open
hardware on which we can show off Fedora.

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