[Ambassadors] TXLF Crunch Time

David Nalley david at gnsa.us
Mon Mar 21 17:55:41 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Larry Cafiero <larry.cafiero at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Adam Miller
> <maxamillion at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> "do we need 64-bit media?" and if so, is there
>> some sitting in reserves somewhere? I don't know that 64-bit is 100%
>> necessary, but it was something I wanted to bring up for discussion
>> anyways.
> Well, without starting this debate, I have some 64s I can send you.
> The only event I have left is Linux Fest Northwest and while I haven't
> done it in a couple of years, my experience there has been that the
> event is so close to the next Fedora release that people aren't too
> revved up to take media for the last release, so I'm flexible in that
> department.
> Let me know if you need more 64-bit installs and I can send them to you.
>> Budget:
>>    I want to allow for 2-4 Fedora Ambassadors to be sponsored from out
>> of town (but still Texas local for travel costs). I have outlined in the
>> wiki page my proposal for hotel costs and travel reimbursement for fuel.
>> Please let me know what thoughts are on those topics.
>>    It is proposed that we sponsor the TXLF as Silver sponsors which
>> will cost $1000 but if that is outside the confines of the budget I
>> would at minimum like to have a Bronze sponsorship status.
> The budget looks OK to me, but I have to ask about the hotel situation
> and people coming from out of town (and it might be a good idea to
> point out on the wiki who's in Austin and can commute and who's coming
> from out of town). The wiki says that there is "no room at the inn, "
> so to speak -- is there a place where we can put the folks traveling
> in?

Did TXLF just exhaust their block, or are they really have no rooms?
When I made my reservations late last week, they had no rooms at the
'special negotiated rate' but had a few at a slightly higher rate.
Another hotel close by should work as well.

> My own personal feeling is that you should sponsor at the $1,000 level
> and budget accordingly. It's something we've done for awhile now to
> thank events for promoting FOSS in general and allowing us to promote
> Fedora in particular. Again this is my own opinion: I don't know what
> the level was last year, but if it was Silver, then you should sponsor
> at that level.

+1 from my perspective.

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