Friday, 20 February 2015

Re: request for some pizzas

On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 12:58 PM, Jonathan Riddell <[email protected]> wrote:
I'd like to claim €66 from the ubuntu community fund for some pizzas.
This will be used at the Plasma sprint here in Barcelona to continue
to work effectively late into the night with them as needed for
Kubuntu 15.04.

I've been told I need to request these ahead of time now.  This makes
it far more burdensome and less useful.  I don't know where to send
requests for this so I'm using this catch all list.

Hi Jonathan,

I'm a bit puzzled by this e-mail: you know very well where to request funds for community events, as you've filed several such requests using this form [1] over the last few months. In fact IIRC all of them have been approved and reported [2] as any other approved requests.
 

Requests to this fund are processed by Canonical's community team who
explicity have chosen not to be involved in parts of the ubuntu
community that canonical doesn't take part in,

We review these requests every week in the community team weekly call. They often take longer than a week to process due to administrative overhead and back and forth communication with requesters. Coincidentally, we just discussed recommending requests to be filed a month in advance of the actual event to set the expectations, especially after the fact that the number of requests has steeply been increasing over the last couple of months.

On the last request you filed, which was also approved, you were simply asked not to file requests retroactively (that is, to send them in advance rather than after the fact) and to provide detailed receipts, both of which I think are sensible requirements.
 
I think this should be
moved to the community council or just to the teams directly.

I think it's fair to involve the CC and have a discussion if you really think your requests haven't been handled fairly or if you believe there is any flaw in the process. Either that, reaching to anyone in the community team or sending an e-mail to the community team mailing list [3] would probably be the best way forward. Everyone involved are easily reachable and always open for discussion.

Cheers,
David.

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