I like both of theese ideas. I also agree with kurt that if we're spending huge chunks of money, then more of us should agree on so to speak
I also think that as long as the request meets the questions that john posted, I don't think we should hage a huge long drawn out submission process.
On Sat, 22 May 2004, Corey Shields wrote:
> Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 16:09:20 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [gentoo-trustees] How are we going to spend money?
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> On Saturday 22 May 2004 02:02 pm, Kurt Lieber wrote:
> > On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 11:37:46AM -0400 or thereabouts, John Davis wrote:
> > > Once we all read the developer's proposal, we could do a simple 2/3
> > > supermajority vote or something similar.
> > I would suggest tiering it. Something like the following:
> > $0 - 500, 50% majority
> > $501 - $2500, 66% majority
> > $2501+, 80% majority
> I think these are all great ideas. John's idea of proposal requirements is
> very good. Then these proposals could be kept along with the public ledger
> so that everything is out in the open, and there is never a question of "what
> did the trustees do with that last $1,000 dollars?)
> I guess a better question would be to take a step back.. how are we going to
> make money? Currently, as far as I am aware we are at $0.00, not even enough
> to fulfill the CVS ram request.
> We have gotten a recent offer of help from Paul Nowack of the NAAEE (.org)
> when we get ready to write grant proposals. He has a lot of experience in
> that field, and has a great desire to help push Gentoo in the academia and
> government areas. I had a video conference with him a couple of months ago
> on an unrelated issue, he seemed to be a very well driven man. We also have
> a few people here at IU who are good at grant writing (many NFS and IBM sur
> grants). However, grants are only one avenue. I just had to throw that in
> there as an FYI for the rest of the trustees.
> - -Corey
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