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.. :)
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.
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-
From: Kurt Lieber [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2004 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-trustees] How are we going to spend money?
On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 10:24:35AM -0400 or thereabouts, Grant Goodyear
> I suspect that right now the majority of money spent by Gentoo is on
> infra stuff. I would be very much in favor of giving infra a yearly
> sum of money (or, more practically, a fraction of our income) that
> they can spend as they see fit, requiring a yearly expense report and
> review, instead of having the trustees needing to vote on every single
Outside of the occasional "crap...a hard drive failed and we need a
replacement ASAP" or "lark needs more RAM", infra subsists entirely on
donated resources. I believe lark was purchased originally at a discount
courtesy of pfeifer's old company, but all our other machines are donated.
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