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@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:
 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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