[Ambassadors] FAmSCo elections coming your way

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Sun Oct 30 16:14:28 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM, Max Spevack <mspevack at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Hi Ambassadors,
> It's been a few months now since I no longer had an active role in the
> resource side of Fedora Ambassadors, and even longer since I was a
> formal member of FAMSCO.
> Even so, I wanted to take a few moments to write about some of the
> topics that I'd like to see FAMSCO take a look at over the next year, in
> order to make sure that Ambassadors overall is healthy, and to make sure
> that FAMSCO itself is providing value to the Fedora community at large.
> I've organized my thoughts into a few categories:
>... snip ...
> Make sure that the regional Ambassador credit card program is still
> working, and not having any issues in terms of bill payment by Red Hat.
> Consider expanding the program by another 1 or 2 people, and work with
> Red Hat's Fedora leadership to determine the best way to do this.
> Keep a wiki page that lists every expense that could *not* be paid with
> the community credit cards, and work with Red Hat's Fedora leadership to
> figure out how to get those reimbursed in other ways.  This wiki page
> can be as simple as a list of trac tickets.
> Make sure that there is a reimbursment SLA that is followed by the
> community credit card holders and Red Hat's Fedora leadership who are
> able to reimburse.  Collaborate w/ Red Hat to come up with a good policy
> here.

I will add here that I haven't had any problems with dealing with this
with Red Hat although I do feel rather in the dark about the current
state of the budget and this has been something bothering me all
along. I think we need some structure whereby community card holders
have a much better understanding of the current state of the overall
budget at frequent points in time to avoid overspending (or the
persistent fear of overspending that comes from being in the dark).


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