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From: "Danishka Navin" <danishka(a)gmail.com>
To: "ambassadors" <ambassadors(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:09:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Ambassadors] [APAC] Fedora 21 Media Distribution
>I'll take part of the blame for this since I was responsible
printing the server DVDs.
When I mention APAC, it was about all of us in APAC not just you. :)
Once the DVDs reached to Singapore from both India and EMEA why we could not
give a list to Harish?
Danishka, I am not sure you understood Siddhesh's message. However, I try to
clarify something here from my understandings both yours and Siddhesh's.
The first thing is Siddhesh tried to produce media at this time in India and it
is cheaper than producing more with EMEA and sending them to APAC.
I don't mind which tool we use but we can ask each community to
update the wiki
and we can easy get a picture of how much community requested and how much we
should produce instead of one or two guys keep checking on tickets.
I wished we we could do that. However, you know, APAC ambassadors usually
response slowly. In fact, I have tried to clarify this picture for years but
there is no clear (enough) result.
I agree with Siddhesh, we should do this way a few times then we can have
the number closer and closer. This time is the first time we try to produce
media in massive way for the whole APAC region. We will improve it next times.
Personally, I am really tired of waiting for all people's responses. It's best
to do it from historic numbers.
Imagine if you handle budget estimation and allocation via ticket
Once you have allocation you can use ticketing system.
Otherwise we have to wait for weeks till someone work on a ticket.
The people at the central stock (in this case, they are Harish with support
from Singpore contributors, including you) can process that ticket once it
opened and reviewed by the community. I propose this process:
* Each country (preferable) or person can open a ticket to request for the
quantity of media once they need.
* Regional ambassadors can review, comment, etc. during (e.g.) 3 days.
* If it is passed 3 days review (without any objections), it is approved.
* One person at nearest stock confirm to serve that ticket (stock could be
the produced location or the location where with some leftovers from
previous events, just the nearest and serviceable at that time).
He/she will mark it as "approved" and assign to him/herself.
* He/she sends media to the shipping address noted in ticket, marks "sending".
* The requester receives media and marks the ticket as "close".
If this draft process works fine, we can change it a bit and try it.
Best way is to have both budget and DVD request ready from each
Its matter of adding an additional column (against each event) to budget
planning wiki page.
This can be done either country wise or as region (APAC).
We can do it well with historic numbers.
And next thing is we should not wait till next APAC meeting if we
have to do
Only Myanmar and Sri Lanka community (not applicable for India and China) filled
wiki though I requested.
That is sadly what I said at the beginning of this message.
At least for this time we should distribute all the DVDs before F22
there is no point in keeping hundreds of DVDs remain in a box.
That's my fault. I am too busy so I did not reserve enough time to manage this.
However, I also do hope all of you, APAC guys, are more and more active, even
Thanks again for all productive comments and ideas.