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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: How are we going to spend money?
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 10:30:30 +0200
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On Monday 24 May 2004 04:56, Corey Shields wrote:
> I like Grant's idea, but Kurt has a good point of the way things
> currently run.  However, if we were to stike gold someday, it wouldn't
> be a bad idea to become more self sufficient with some servers, just
> for the luxury of having a vendor warranty on all boxen and hopefully
> avoid some of the "crap, a hard drive failed!".  Before anyone thinks
> I'm jumping the gun, let me say that this is not a priority when it
> comes to our initial budget..   :)

I agree. Kurt's idea on spending is a good idea. Also we might want to go 
to a point where we do have more reliable infrastructure. At some point 
when we have real money (I know we don't yet) we might want to look at 
raid and/or tapestreamers

> As we are designing policies and the such, keep in mind that we need
> to be as flexible as the open source project we are serving.  So, if
> we were to budget things out to groups on a regular basis, it might
> not be the best idea because the needs of those groups will fluctuate.

I agree as long as the needs are not structural. We might want to have 
some kind of idea of division however. We might for example try to get 
some idea about how we will support tradeshows/events like LWE.

> Also, I'd like to see us start saving a certain amount (percentage,
> etc.) of all income we are able to get.  It would be nice to have for
> a rainy day. 10-20% maybe?  Or maybe have a goal to save $XX a year
> and once that is reached we have a surplus to be used on a wish list. 
> -shrug-

Indeed ;-)

Paul

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