[SpaceProgram] Revising costs

cole santos cksantos85 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 19:16:09 CET 2012

The original proposal relies on a traveling co-administrators, and
they have already been chosen. I think that is an important part of
the whole proposal. Now I also think that some hackerspaces may be
able to provide lodging ala couch surfer once in a while if conditions
and personalities permit, but we should not rely on that and it should
be included in the budget and we should do our best not to spend it.
But ultimately I think that decision is up to the originally proposed

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Alex Cureton-Griffiths <alexcg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been having some thoughts on the costs of the project. i made a
> copy of the spreadsheet here with some changes.
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj7iWk0I7Jh8dC1Lc043cktCUnJlSFVNQkdFVTFYbkE
> Changes include:
> * Switching GM to be more stationary, less traveling position. (since
> one way to keep costs down is just have one director travel. Note:
> I've just done that bit as a thought exercise, and am not pushing for
> it).
> * Reducing consulting costs (e.g. 500 USD every month for graphic
> design seems excessive to me)
> * Removing events (since we have option of doing them online)
> Also, I reference the staff costs spreadsheet. I made that myself and
> it rejigs cost for GM/community manager. That sheet's at:
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj7iWk0I7Jh8dG1Mblh4U0lXd2p5bl9yZUhfU0pVVGc
> As a result of the changes I've pushed allocation for projects to just
> over 35k per project (from 30k originally)
> Stuff I'm not sure about:
> * IT costs
> * Rent - if GM doesn't travel, rent would depend where they live. I
> have no idea about US rentals (where I would envision GM being based
> due to hackerspace density in the US)
> * Other consulting costs
> Also, who put the costs spreadsheet together originally? Then I'll
> know who I can direct questions to
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