I vote 3.
In looking through the release notes, I'm not sure $2,500 is merited for a
video of this minor release (I'm stating that as opposed to a major
release, not saying it's not significant... just that I don't know how much
there is to demo in a "sales pitch" way). I am not against funding for it,
but it's not a trivial amount of money for the apparent lack of changes in
many regards (again, going based on release notes there are non-trivial
changes in some areas and just a lot of stuff that you can't demonstrate
quickly for the places that received substantive changes w/o the video
focusing too much on any one area and then not being good at promotion as
opposed to explanation). I'd probably suggest $1,000-$1,500 instead for
this. I'm interested to see if funding seems to make a difference. That
said, I'd be more comfortable starting a little smaller given the lack of
uniform votes for a farewell gift for Bryce and his 20+ years of
involvement in Inkscape and it's related projects. I'm not opposed to the
full amount, my preference is a smaller start with a less "amazing" release
than the past two.
On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 11:58 AM Martin Owens <doctormo(a)geek-2.com> 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 meeting,
we have in our project a well respected video creator who makes videos
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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