Appointment of Board Members.
Paul W. Frields
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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.
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