Callsigns are a Big Deal. They are the reason it's impossible for me to use diffusion in my typical use case i.e. quickly looking at a file I did not checkout: the unpredictability of the URL forces people to use GitHub, where we have an easy URL structure.
3000 $ (https://secure.phabricator.com/T4245#116063) is a very reasonable price to pay for such an obnoxious problem to be eliminated.
Resolved questions in Greg's opinion:
* who is responsible of such a process:
** @greg is.
* which directors/managers, if any, have any spending authority for such contracts:
** @greg does
* exact amount of the spending authority;
** <inser** Exact dollar amount here> [the unknown amount is allegedly more than sufficientirrelevant, @greg has spending authority for these needs]over $3000
* exact process to get specific jobs performed;
** <insert exact process here> [allegedly, the "Upstreamed" column in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/phabricator-upstream/ doesn't already clearly identify remaining issues in separate tasksWhile anyone is free to interact with upstream Phab as they see fit, however no other process is known for requests to upstream]for a task to get "prioritization" (ie: funding) from WMF it must be A) a clearly defined specific issue and B) have clear consensus then C) it's is reported upstream and prioritization happens according to Phacility's process (they create a contract with WMF with a timeline etc)
* whether other people also have spending authority, see e.g. T106130#2115462.
** <insert authoritative answer, rather than personal opinion,** Irrelevant as they would defer to @greg whose team owns Phabricator maint and development. here> [allegedly irrelevant as they would defer to @greg whose team owns Phabricator maint and development]<-- a statement of fact from the person who is responsible (in the [[en:Responsibility_assignment_matrix]] sense).