But there is a sense of snobbery from our fully employed
members of this project, who don't seem to see why people's business
hours shouldn't be given away for nothing. It's disrespectful and you
absolutely need to stop assuming that this is a hobby for everyone.
As moderator for the project, I'd like to ask that we please keep from insulting comments like the above. It's also not beneficial to assume people's motives or intent. I believe no one has said "let's not fund this, it should be unpaid".
Josh effectively said "Lets do a cheaper one, since it's not a .0 release."
Ted effectively said "Let's do it after there's a budget for it".
I agree with Ted's approach. I'll be talking with the vectors, so later everyone can vote on whether to fund approve an anual budget for Vectors outreach activities.
The PLC should be rubber stamping pre-planned budgets, not trying to figure out the value of a release video based on incomplete release notes, and vague somewhat shakey sounding praise for previous videos and no other information.
Let's leave it here for now.
Thanks everyone for the input and votes over the holidays.
This project needs more than hobby time. There are too many users who
depend on Inkscape for their jobs. It's time we stopped being so
careless with their work tools, especially when they have gifted us
their money so we can do paid work for them.
Regards, Martin Owens
On Tue, 2021-12-14 at 14:57 -0500, Martin Owens wrote:
> Dear Leadership Committee,
> You attention is required to vote on funding for the Inkscape 1.2
> release video for 2022. As previously mentioned in our budget
> we have in our project a well respected video creator who makes
> for Gnome, the SFC and has made two previous Inkscape release videos
> and who needs funding for their work in the coming year.
> We as a project benefit from having a good looking and timely release
> video and this funding will enable our contributor, Chris Rogers, to
> spend the needed time without overwork.
> Videos for reference:
> 1.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlS0zKXsdvo
> 1.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6UHXkND4Sc
> Gnome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae2D4aWTsXM
> GUADEC Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9e0cyrryRY
> Conflict of Interest:
> * Chris Rogers is a member of this committee and will not be able to
> vote on this measure as a matter of conflict of interest.
> 1. Spend $2,500 on a release video for Inkscape 1.2
> 2. Do not spend any money on a release video
> 3. Something else...
> Thanks everyone.
> Best Regards, Martin Owens
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