[Chaoss-Board] Community Bridge Funds
germonprez at gmail.com
Thu May 30 11:43:30 UTC 2019
Yes, this completely makes sense. I've started a very simple document to
capture this. I'll put this on the board agenda to talk about how we
categorize and prioritize items.
I'm also in favor of a sub-team to approve/deny requests. Do others on the
board have thoughts?
On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 12:01 AM Raymond Paik <rpaik at gitlab.com> wrote:
> Thanks Matt,
> I think the template is a great start.
> There are a few things that we probably want to figure out and I'll list
> them below (in no particular order and not exhaustive).
> 1. I think it's pretty clear what travel & mentorship expenses are.
> However, what are marketing or meetup expenses? I assume CHAOSS
> swags/merchandise would be under marketing, but if we wanted to spend $'s
> on future CHAOSSCon (e.g. pay for a venue, food/beverage, etc.) do we
> consider that marketing or meetup? I think it'd help to have a list of
> budget items under each category. It doesn't have to be exhaustive, but I
> think some examples would help.
> 2. We should have a discussion on a few priority items so that we can
> allocate $'s for those. I think we had lot of discussion on swags, but
> there are probably other areas where we want to invest in?
> 3. Once $'s have been allocated for priority items, we can use the
> rest of the budget for community requests (e.g. for travel funds).
> As for who approves budget requests, I'm also OK with having a
> sub-team/committee of the GB (comprised of 2-4 volunteers) so the entire
> board doesn't need to review every request. As George noted, there could
> always be escalations to the entire board when appropriate.
> Hope that made sense :-)
> On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:51 PM Georg Link <linkgeorg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks Matt!
>> 1. I think we can establish a "budget committee". No need to bother the
>> whole governing board with every request. The budget committee could have a
>> rule to escalate to the GB, if a request exceeds some percent of available
>> funds or a fixed dollar amount.
>> 2. A subset of GB members who volunteer for being on the budget committee.
>> 3. +1 Thank you for putting the request template. The requested
>> information seems reasonable - not too much but enough to make a decision.
>> On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM Matt Germonprez <germonprez at gmail.com>
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> If you aren't aware, the CHAOSS project has been approved as a Linux
>>> Foundation Community Bridge project and we currently have a bit over
>>> $16,000 in our account for the following:
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>>> In order to spend these funds, I think it should require approval from
>>> the board (or a subset of board members). So I think there are a few
>>> details that should be worked out among us:
>>> 1) Should the entire CHAOSS board or a subset of the board approve
>>> funding requests?
>>> 2) If it is a subset, who will comprise this team?
>>> 3) For CHAOSS members to request the use of funds, I have started a
>>> Google Doc that could serve as the request template by which people/teams
>>> could request the use of funds. This is a work in progress and
>>> comments/edits are welcome.
>>> Please share your thoughts.
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>>> Information Systems
>>> College of Information Science & Technology
>>> University of Nebraska Omaha
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