[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Thu Feb 12 14:16:55 EET 2009

ext Sebastian 'CrashandDie' Lauwers wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
>> By the way, I can prepare a rough summary of the Maemo Summit expenses,
>> for reference. I won't go into details of how much we spent on each
>> contributor sponsored but it is useful to share the basic numbers.
> Actually, I don't think we care (in a way that it is not our business)
> about how much you sponsored indivials, but I would be interested in
> the budget that you will allocate to the actual event. I think those
> two are separated in your budgetting, but at least it would give us an
> insight of what to search for.
> The difference between knowing if we have 5k or 200 makes quite a difference.

Actually you are touching (involuntarily?) an interesting point.

Who organizes the Maemo Summit 2009? Is it Nokia with the help of the
Maemo community or the other way round? This is not a half-full/empty

In 2008 Nokia organized with the help of the community, I was acting as
benevolent dictator in most decisions and all the budget and payments
went through our planning and execution.

Do you expect just the same this year or would you prefer to have a
community driven committee (with people from Nokia volunteering but not
deciding alone) that would agree the sponsorship fund with Nokia and go
away with the execution?

In any case I think you care about how much money we spent sponsoring or
paying food, chairs, and etc since from a Nokia point of view all comes
from a same intial budget agreed. If we agree on 100€ then someone (not
Nokia) will need to decide whether 10% or 90% goes to sponsor people.

Quim Gil

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