Hello from Fedora Diversity and stuff side of the wheel.

My country has been experiencing some randomly 2h power outages, that's why I've been in/out most of the meetings. Sorry about that.

Now that apologies have been made and after reading most of the logs related to budget, this year I think that Diversity shouldn't require much since our first efforts are to identify our minorities, and get a bigger perspective. Beyond people attending to different events to talk about the Diversity team (which will come inside each event budget) don't think we would need much.

There is a special gathering that we will held this year, the Fedora Women Day, which is intended to join all Fedorian's Females into a huge online/presencial event to share knowledge and experiences. Since we have females all around the world, I don't think that an in-place event could gather so many females as an online could do, however, if some small budget could be allocated to move locally people or just send a thank you box, that would be it.

The FWD is not held because we care more about females than other minorities, is just because was the first idea that came up and so we pushed, as we are doing the same with the survey, articles and statements that are already out there. Our goal is to make awareness events every year with each minority (and probably some day a larger one with everyone) to show our diversity with pride and make a comfortable space at Fedora where everyone can feel at home.

All of this is new just as the position is, so there was no way to put a request before on the budget planning.

2016-04-15 14:46 GMT-04:30 Ruth Suehle <rsuehle@redhat.com>:

The "same-as" numbers were already in our stars for this year, because we are actually seeing the results of the "same-as" process that we've always had. The new process officially started Q1FY17. If we wanted to make the case for growth in this cycle, that is something that needed to happen by the end of Q3FY16.

For clarity, while this year's budget numbers are not yet officially official (despite it being six weeks into the fiscal year, and those of you who have been around a long time know this is normal), this year's budget process did start somewhat earlier. The requests from Red Hat departments were due in October of last year. Please do not shoot the messenger over how odd this timeline is. But that's what it is. So if you want a bigger budget in FY18, you've got between now and October--that's now roughly five months--to show major change. And FWIW, it is also not only Fedora that has seen less budget than it would like this year. It is a lean year all around.


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