Thanks Everyone for voting,
I left this one an extra week because of the holidays, but it looks
like we have all the votes we're going to get.
I'm voting a. although it doesn't change anything in the result.
Chris - Abstention b/c of the Conflict of interest
Josh - 3. Suggests a budget of 1 to 1.5k for a video
Ted - 3. Find out what the vote is for
Tav - 1.
Martin - 1.
Marc - No vote.
The result is insufficient, so we vote not to spend our budget on a
release video this year.
I do want to make a note here about the different considerations with
regards to paying people.
We have a set of people who are contractors; that means they are free
to provide to this project their paid work time, if the project will
take it. 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.
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:
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...
Best Regards, Martin Owens
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