[Ambassadors] Fedora Budget.next -, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Budget.next

Remy DeCausemaker decause at redhat.com
Fri Nov 6 20:20:31 UTC 2015

On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 8:10 PM, Andrew Ward <award3535 at tds.net> wrote:

> I do have a question, who votes to re-allocate unspent funds?
> I could see some problems with re-allocation if the region is over ruled
> by another region
My understanding is that each region will have their OWN budget to wrangle.
APAC will handle APAC, LATAM will handle LATAM, etc...

Is that how it worked in the past? Cross-regional budget reallocation isn't
something I had heard of before.

> On 11/5/2015 6:57 PM, Zacharias Mitzelos wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015, at 01:20 AM, Matthew Miller wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 03:01:45PM -0500, Remy DeCausemaker wrote:
>>>> 2) it lists Quarterly Budgets, so if we are under budget on one
>>>>> quarter do we keep that money or (use it or lose it) is it lost?
>>>> No. The only "use it or lose it" window, as far as I know is on a Fiscal
>>>> year basis (March to February), not a quarterly basis.
>>> I got the impression at the call we had with Ruth that there's also a
>>> half-year checkpoint now where things should be spent by the end of
>>> August. Did I misunderstand that?
>>> That said, we _don't_ want to lose it when we get to the either that
>>> point or the end overall, so the quarterly checkpoints give us an
>>> opportunity to re-allocate. If the region doesn't have a specific good
>>> use for unspent funds at that point, we can apply it to somewhere that
>>> does (either a need in another region or a non-regional request).
>> Checking the budget every quarter seems like a good idea, as we could
>> have a better overview of how we have been doing so far. But at least in
>> the EMEA, some people when they get funding approval to participate in
>> events, they submit their receipts for reimbursement after several
>> months, and as a result we get mixed up when re-allocating funds.
>> So I would propose if we are going to revise the regional budgets every
>> quarter to re-allocate unspent funds, then we should toughen the process
>> of reimbursement and ask for people to submit receipts(along with event
>> reports, etc) within for eg. 2 weeks after the event takes place.
>> Zacharias
>> --
>> ambassadors mailing list
>> ambassadors at lists.fedoraproject.org
>> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/ambassadors
> --
> V/R
> Andrew Ward
> award3535 at fedoraproject.org
> award3535 at tds.net
> award3535 at gmail.com
> --
> ambassadors mailing list
> ambassadors at lists.fedoraproject.org
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/ambassadors
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/attachments/20151106/41f627a2/attachment.html>

More information about the ambassadors mailing list