[fedora-india] Events in India over the coming year

Siddhesh Poyarekar siddhesh.poyarekar at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 08:15:01 UTC 2014

On 13 November 2014 21:44, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure how much of this still is relevant but...

Not directly, but thank you for your input!

> For FUDCon Pune,  most of this was the actual budgeting was handled by Amit
> Shah who put up a publicly viewable spreadsheet in Google docs.  We met
> pretty regularly and were very meticulous about adding all the details we
> could and that level of transparency was much appreciated by people funding
> it.  Community arch team also had a wiki page with the overall budget and
> what we were spending it in on.
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Community_Architecture_expenses
> I only pooled in different sources for the overall budget:   The sources I
> begged^w asked were Community architecture team which has been superseded by
> Open Source and Standards Group (OSAS) in Red Hat, FamSCo which has been
> recently superseded by the Outreach Committee,  my manager, FPL and GSS.
> From an overall budgeting perspective, as a general tip,  budgeting in
> Fedora sorta works like government allocation.  You have different sources
> (not all of them visible) and they sometimes overlap.  It doesn't hurt to
> ask wherever you can.
> APAC generally received less because we weren't utilizing it enough and when
> we really needed it for major events we didn't get it.  This problem was
> compounded by several people showing up only for events when funded but
> without leaving much of a visible impact or any active contributions.  So if
> we consistently utilize all of the budget allotted (in a useful way!), that
> is probably going to work out better.  That would involve planning it out

This is the overall impression I had too and the meetings so far have
confirmed it.

> ahead of time for atleast two quarters.  I was aware of this problem but
> disliked sitting through IRC meetings to coordinate it.  If you are up for
> that, it could be done.

Yeah, we made an event list to coordinate something like this.
Hopefully this will make things better.


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