Appointment of Board Members.

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Wed Aug 18 19:28:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:35:55PM -0400, Max Spevack wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, David Nalley wrote:
> >> Riffing on that a bit, I think there's an equal amount of optimizing 
> >> and perhaps consolidating of roles when you think about some of the 
> >> fuzzier parts of Fedora.
> >>
> >> For instance, why can't there be one group of people that 
> >> collectively figures out a globally consistent way to handle budget 
> >> requests -- whether that is for a FUDCon, a FAD, a booth at a local 
> >> event, media, swag, travel funding, etc.
> >>
> >> Streamline a lot of stuff, and do a better job of making sure that 
> >> people know the discretionary/day-to-day budget that Red Hat 
> >> allocates to the Fedora Project can be used by *anyone* or *any 
> >> group* within our community that needs a monetary investment to 
> >> support or help turn ideas into reality.
> >
> > Why would we create yet another group to do this? FAmSCo already 
> > manages around $100k worth of budget (though it's been heavily 
> > delegated for the past few years, with FAmSCo retaining responsibility 
> > but largely pushing decision making down)  Tacking on Premier Fedora 
> > events and discretionary funds roughly doubles that, but I can't 
> > imagine that the structure already in place wouldn't scale to meet 
> > that. Moreover, that group tends to be more involved in the 
> > organization of premier Fedora events than any other sub-group within 
> > Fedora.
> >
> > <disclaimer> I am on FAmSCo for a few more months, and have proposed 
> > this idea before </disclaimer>
> Actually, I think we agree with each other here, David.  We do have the 
> organization in place.  I think that the suggestion isn't a 
> revolutionary change, but rather an acknowledged increase in scope, and 
> perhaps a name change to indicate that the funding pool is not only for 
> Ambassadors, but for all contributors.

I would think FAmSCo is also in a great position to help promote the
transparency of FUDCon events -- for example, ensuring that the
planners are keeping the whole Fedora community apprised of progress,
and that every premier event Fedora holds brings in a diverse
population of contributors.

Paul W. Frields                      
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