[SpaceProgram] Revising costs

cole santos cksantos85 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 19:16:40 CET 2012

I agree with the second two items tho

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 8:16 AM, cole santos <cksantos85 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> co-administrators.
> 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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