[Ambassadors] Budget needs for FOSDEM 2011

Bert Desmet bert at devnox.be
Tue Nov 30 20:45:54 UTC 2010

About the sponsorship:

On 2010-11-30 19:40:32 (+0100), Bert Desmet <bert at ....be> wrote:
> > We are considering freeing some Fedora community money for FOSDEM, but
> > we wonder what we can gain by doing this?
I think the best way for the Fedora community to spend money on FOSDEM would
be to sponsor travel and/or accomodation for Fedora community members who
would otherwise not be able to attend the conference.
For a community, that would give you a lot more return on investment than
FOSDEM could ever give if you gave the money to us.
While there's no Fedora-specific devroom this year, developers are known to
have lunch and dinner together when they're at the same conference and that
kind of face-time also stimulates development.
> > Maybe you can help me with this question.
I think it's best if we keep the "sponsor" category for companies.  Which
reminds me that I need to see if I can prod RedHat again. ;-)
 - Philip

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Bert Desmet <bert at devnox.be> wrote:
> hi Max,
> thanks for the question :)
> So, the day before FOSDEM, I'm planning to organize a FAD again. my
> plan would be to pay for food and or drinks during the FAD, and then
> leave for the FOSDEM beer event around 6 pm. I remember you paid with
> your card last year, so you can make an estimate about that. I'll
> contact the same place again if that's ok for you?
> Another thing we /could/ do is organise a social event (for everyone)
> on Saturday evening , but I don't know if we want that, since we
> already do that during a FUDCON..
> for swag, this would be the first time we produce swag in Belgium, so
> we have to figure out how much it would cost. since FOSDEM is one of
> the biggest free software events in Europe, we need a lot of swag and
> media. (I would estimate 500 USD for stickers (laptop stickers, and
> other stickets, we keep what is left for other events). As I
> understand it, I don't need to produce media, Christophe wickert will
> handle that.
> for the moment we have 6 people requesting travel subsidies, which is
> quite a lot. So I think a budget for travel between 1000 and 1500 USD
> would be feasible to organise that.
> I'm trying to figure out what we would gain by sponsor fosdem, will
> let you know asap :)
> kind regards,
> Bert
> 2010/11/30 Gent Thaçi <gentthaqi at gmail.com>:
>> I am also willing to participate as I added myself but I need travel and
>> accommodation coverage. If theres something specfic for that please let me
>> know.
>> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Max Spevack <mspevack at fedoraproject.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi Bert (and other FOSDEM organizers),
>>> I'm looking at the FOSDEM organization page for 2011, and it looks like
>>> things are coming together.
>>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FOSDEM_2011
>>> I'm curious to know if there's any estimate of budget needed for FOSDEM.
>>> Are there any travel subsidies necessary?  Are the swag costs?  Do we
>>> need to donate any money to FOSDEM itself?
>>> The reason why I ask is because I want to make sure that we set that
>>> money aside, and that we also have processes in place to get it spent,
>>> etc.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Max
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