Hi - This is an internal discussion at the board level regarding budgeting. It is not a decision. I would hope that the OpenOffice community would not draw any conclusion about this at all.
The two VMs in question have been in existence since 2011… Regards, Dave > On Feb 19, 2018, at 10:39 AM, Peter kovacs <pe...@apache.org> wrote: > > Hi all, > > Is someone aware on the following discussion: > > Project Expenditures > +==================== > +As part of our work to move away from ASF-owned hardware to > +cloud-based services, we originally expected our team to migrate two > +VMs associated with Apache OpenOffice which handle their wiki and > +their forums. We placed a pause on that work, noting that these are > +project-specific VMs, whereas Infrastructure normally provisions *one* > +per project and expects the project to maintain (which includes > +migration when necessary). An explanation, background, and concern was > +raised to the VP Infrastructure and to the President about this topic, > +and the AOO VMs in particular. > + > +After some discussion was held, it appears there is a question that > +needs Board feedback: > + > +If the Board wants to allow additional spend for specific projects, > +specifically using Infrastructure costs beyond its budget, then what > +does the Board require to make such a decision? > + > +Historically, the Board has generally stated that projects and their > +communities should be self-sufficient and receive no additional > +Foundation funds to support them beyond their internal ability. If the > +Board maintains this policy, then the Infrastructure team will work > +with AOO to develop a transition plan for these VMs and their future > +maintenance by the PMC. Should the Board decide that it would like > +additional Infrastructure budget assigned to one or more specific > +projects, then it would seem a proposal, discussion, and decision > +process would be desired. It would be expected these costs would be > +called out during the budget process, as an opportunity cost against > +Infrastructure's normal operational budget. > + > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscr...@openoffice.apache.org > For additional commands, e-mail: dev-h...@openoffice.apache.org >
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