[Ambassadors] Media discount = sponsoring?

Tristan Santore tristan.santore at internexusconnect.net
Fri Jul 30 19:00:39 UTC 2010

On 30/07/10 15:57, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 03:37:21PM +0200, Joerg Simon wrote:
>> Am 30.07.2010 15:25, schrieb Jukka Palander:
>>> We
>>> should have rules for this first -even the "free" money and discounts
>>> are inviting for all but then, after all "there are no such thing as a
>>> free lunch".
>> http://fedoraproject.org/en/sponsors
>> "providing substantial support" is required what this means is a Fedora
>> Board Decission in every new case.
> Here's the relevant page on how sponsorship recognition is given:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Sponsorship
> As other people have correctly pointed out, the Board is responsible
> for dealing with sponsorship recognition issues.  One way to get this
> onto the Board's agenda is for someone to send an email to the
> advisory-board@ list.
> Generally, sponsorship recognition is given for substantial gifts.
> They might be in the form of funding or service, and may be single
> instances or continuing donations.  To make a correct decision, Sascha
> will need to give the Board some more information about the discount
> being proposed and the Board will need to decide whether that meets
> the definition of substantial.  In turn, that might also help the
> Board further clarify the guidelines around sponsorship recognition.
In my humble opinion, it would have to be a substantial discount, maybe 
nearing cost production value, that is, we cover all production costs 
only. The benefit seems to be more on their side, than ours.
But it is a board decision, rightfully so. Thomas will have to provide 
some more details on the nature of the discount, duration of said 
discount, maximum numbers of said discount and nature of the discount, 
for instance free increase in media, percentage off total value of 
order, etc.


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