My blog has been a bit quiet for a few weeks, with Thanksgiving break taking up some time, as well as just being busy.
Here's a bit of what I've been up to lately.
On the internal to Red Hat side, I've been getting together the first draft of the team's
budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on March 1. I mention this because most of the Fedora Project's discretionary funding is part of that budget, and we're on pace for it to be about the same as it was this past year. That amount was sufficient -- we didn't quite spend all of it -- which means that we should be able to add a full-fledged FUDCon
somewhere in India or Asia next year in addition to maintaining the level of funding that everyone is used to.
In our team's non-Fedora set of goals, Mel
and I have spent quite a bit of time putting together an end-of-2010 update for Red Hat's management about the Professors' Open Source Summer Experience
and working to also figure out what our growth model and metrics should be for 2011 and 2012. Mel and I both want to share much of that thinking with the Teaching Open Source
mailing list before the Christmas break.
No more work-related travel for me until January, when I'm going to be at FUDCon Tempe
as well as FOSDEM
. I wasn't able to attend the FAD EMEA
in November, so I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again in Brussels. Hopefully this year we can get space for more people to watch the Super Bowl
. I've just emailed the restaurant that Pierros
and I went to last year.
I'll be in some all-day meetings at Red Hat on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, and Thursday and Friday will be spent catching up on team stuff as well as Fedora stuff. In particular, there are a ton of financial loose ends that all need to get sorted out prior to Christmas vacation, including this year's Fedora Scholarship
payments, additional plane tickets for various community members, etc.