[Ambassadors] the "premier" label [was Re: Fedora Budget.next - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Budget.next]

Truong Anh Tuan tuanta at iwayvietnam.com
Sat Nov 7 03:48:24 UTC 2015

----- On Nov 6, 2015, at 11:15 PM, Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Matthew Miller
> <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 06, 2015 at 09:11:45AM -0600, inode0 wrote:
>>> > - I would almost prefer to see premier events not be split out
>>> > separately, and instead force the Council to transparently allocate
>>> It isn't quite clear to me if the Fedora Premier Events are still
>>> intended to be the responsibility of OSAS or of the Council. I think
>>> moving them to the Council, whether lumped with Discretionary Council
>>> Budget or not would be good for transparency and Council flexibility.
>> From the wiki, the word "premier" label means:
>>  * organized by the Fedora community
>>  * all about Fedora
>> I find this a little odd, because the word literally means "most
>> important or best", and I don't think that's actually what we mean.
>> My preference would be to not use this label for FADs. If we want to
>> keep using the word, let's call Flock _the_ premier global Fedora
>> event, and FUDCons premier regional events. I don't think we even need
>> a special term for FADs.
> Agreed.

+1 too. FAD is smaller than Flock or FUDCon. Some FADs are less than 10
The process to organize a FAD is also different from FUDCon/Flock's one
and budget allocation process should be different too.

>> And, I think *some* FADs make sense from the central community budget
>> (whether we call that the Council budget or something else), while
>> others — like the ambassadors' planning FADs — make sense to me to be
>> part of the regional budgets directly.
> Also agreed.  E.g. a rel-eng FAD would likely come from the central budget.

+1 too. This could make regional community more active.

>> This implies regionalizing some things which have not been
>> traditionally in the ambassadors scope — for example, a translation
>> activity day focused a language or languages of a region might be best
>> planned and organized within that region.
> Yes.  Though it might require us to examine the regional budget
> allocation a bit more closely after the first year to make sure
> regions are getting enough budget to cover such things.

+1. Actually, we are doing something similar this.


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