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Re: [Ambassadors] Budget April 1 - May 31



Hi Zied,

would you please so kind and try to contact Nayyard Ahmed from Mosambique?
He´s very helpful and work together with the European part. We´re also
looking for having an "bigger" event ...

Regards

Gerold


> Hi,
>
> There's no Africa, and I understand why, we did not comit any event
> for this quarter.
>
> We will be celebrating "Fedora 9 launch day", so it will be Media and
> talks. We might need to rent the location.
>
> We will do It one week after F9 official release.
>
> bye
>
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 2:49 AM, Max Spevack <mspevack redhat com> wrote:
>> Hi there Ambassadors:
>>
>>  Let's talk about how budget is going to be allocated for Ambassadors,
>>  events, and media for the next 2 months.
>>
>>  ----
>>
>>  KEY ITEM #1 TO UNDERSTAND:
>>
>>  Red Hat's fiscal year 2009 begins on March 1, 2008. It ends on February
>>  28, 2009. From a budget point of view, it is divided into four
>> quarters:
>>
>>      * Q1: March 1 - May 31
>>      * Q2: June 1 - August 31
>>      * Q3: September 1 - November 30
>>      * Q4: December 1 - February 28
>>
>>  During each of these quarters, we start with a $12,000 USD budget for
>>  "global events and swag".  This number can be tweaked a little bit, but
>>  for planning purposes we should keep that number in mind.
>>
>>  If we don't spend the money, it disappears at the end of the quarter.
>>
>>  ----
>>
>>  KEY ITEM #2 TO UNDERSTAND:
>>
>>  Certain events have been given "special priority" and allocated a
>>  separate budget from the $12,000 USD general fund.
>>
>>  For the current year, these events are:
>>         FISL (Brazil -- April)
>>         LinuxTag (Berlin -- May)
>>         FUDCon (Boston -- June)
>>         FUDCon (Somewhere in Europe -- September or October)
>>         FUDCon (LCA in Australia -- January)
>>         FOSDEM (Brussels -- February)
>>
>>  ----
>>
>>  Q1 (March 1 - May 31)
>>
>>  We have already spent about $2,800 for various events, including
>> FOSDEM,
>>  an OLPC for EMEA, NOTACON, and some leftover FOSS.in expenses.
>>
>>  This means that we have about $9,000 left to allocate.
>>
>>  Looking at the events page, there are 2 events in North America that we
>>  still need to support, 4 events in South America, and somewhere between
>>  1-3 events in Europe.
>>
>>  That is one consideration.
>>
>>  A second consideration is that in May, we will need to produce CDs,
>>  DVDs, and USB keys for Fedora 9, for use at events, and possibly for
>>  supporting the Free Media project (which we have done in the past).
>>
>>  ----
>>
>>  DECISIONS THAT WE MUST MAKE:
>>
>>  How can we allocate money to organizers in regions, and allow them to
>>  prioritize their own shows?  Rather than having FAMSCo decide an exact
>> $
>>  amount for each show, it's better to give a lump sum of money to the
>>  organizers in each region, and let them divide it up.
>>
>>  How do we make sure that our limited resources can allow people in all
>>  regions to be successful?  Where can we use money set aside for the
>>  "large events" to help with smaller events in the region.
>>
>>  For example, a lot of money is being spent to produce various media and
>>  swag for FISL.  It seems reasonable to think that extra could be
>>  produced, or that there will be leftover, that can be used at other
>>  shows in South America.
>>
>>  The same idea applies for LinuxTag.
>>
>>  ----
>>
>>  Here is what I would like to do:
>>
>>  For each region:
>>
>>  1) Identify a "media production person" who will be responsible for
>>  taking the Fedora Art Team's designs and finding the BEST PRICE
>> POSSIBLE
>>  to create LiveCDs, DVDs, or USB keys in that region.  Then be
>>  responsible for getting that swag to the events where it is needed.
>>
>>  In North America, I have been this person.  I'll do it again for Fedora
>>  9, but that will probably be the last time, since I'm going to be in
>>  EMEA soon.
>>
>>  2) Identify a Red Hat contact (or contacts) in each region who might be
>>  able to help with local office funding for swag.  It never hurts to
>> ask.
>>
>>  3) Figure out a general breakdown of funds for each region, and that
>>  allows the local Ambassadors to figure out how to support each
>>  event and the need for swag/media to share across events.
>>
>>  ----
>>
>>  A FIRST DRAFT:
>>
>>  North America   -- $2,500
>>
>>  South America   -- $2,000
>>
>>  Europe -- $1,500
>>
>>  Asia -- $3,000
>>
>>  This should allow us to support the shows that are listed on the Fedora
>>  Events page for the rest of Q1, and also give local Ambassadors freedom
>>  between swag, an initial batch of media, etc.
>>
>>  ----
>>
>>  Your thoughts and comments are encouraged.
>>
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