to be honest, since years this FAD brought Red Hat the numbers from EMEA
which they have to spend as budget for the next fiscal year, as well as
an outcome was, that we decided what are the strategic plans in SWAG, in
Media production, which event will be covered, wher ewe need to improve
our presence, what to do next to bring the community in front and so on
and so on ...
For me, this discussion looks like a finger pointing: "... Look they
burn the money to have a funny weekend on our costs ..."
They want to get money for a location, for food and a social event which
is, sorry WAS planned a lazergame. The former FADs in Rheinfelden, which
I organised so far were amout the same amount of money and we also had
every year a social event which brings us away from the computer for a
few hours ...
We covered in that event more than 10 nations in EMEA, brought together
all important "Country" LEader and had a hard weekend.
Most of us payed travel by their own, spending a whole weekend without
family, children and friends. I´d also like to say that on the most
FAD´s in Rheinfelden, a FPL showed up or some VIPs from Red Hat with a
credit card because they knew about the importance to get correct and
planable numbers from EMEA.
For this year, it can be skipped and the budget numbers which we in EMEA
gave every year since I was part of it, can be imagined by the stars.
I´m really sorry about that point of viewing and I´m also more than just
disappointed by the short view of some individuals.
Am 27.10.2015 um 20:05 schrieb council:
#45: Sponsorship/Funding for FAD EMEA BUDAPEST 2015
Reporter: rgeri77 | Owner: decause
Status: new | Priority: normal
Component: General | Resolution:
Comment (by mattdm):
Thanks for the update.
I want to support the EMEA ambassadors in a) planning and b) working
together as a group. So I'm generally in favor of having this _kind_ of
FAD, including social events. But I want to be able to say with a straight
face that this money all went to benefit Fedora. I want to be able to
demonstrate the direct, positive impact, which is the only way we'll be
able to ask for _more_, ever. And I want to be fair to the other regions
as well. As we discussed on our previous phone call, EMEA has generally
been very good about budget, and I'm sure that this FAD is part of that.
But, given that the budget allocation is already underway and we won't
have results until early next year, there isn't pressure to do this in a