[Board] Travel Expenses
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 15:42:11 PDT 2012
I believe that if a conference or similar wish to have someone speak at
their event, then it is up to the event to cover associated costs. The
OSGeo foundation is not funded to a level to cover travel costs.
I'm in favour of providing guidelines for travel costs which we can
point event organisors at.
Our message should be:
* Suggest finding a suitable presenter from the OSGeo-Advocate page,
noting that there will likely already be an Advocate attending your
event or from your Country/Region.
* Note that board positions are unfunded positions. Should you wish to
have a board member give a presentation at an event, (and they are not
already attending for other reasons), then expect to cover travel,
accommodation and a daily rate of XXX. (The rate to offset lost income
from the board member).
On 29/08/2012 8:00 AM, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> To be paid by OSGeo or by the local committees?
> On Aug 28, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>> Hello Board,
>> I am in contact with several local committees to do some talks/keynotes
>> as an OSGeo ambassador at their events. I have done enough travel for
>> OSGeo now to know that there are many more expenses during these events
>> other than "flight & hotel".
>> I would like to see us (the OSGeo Board) agree on standard rates for
>> travel expenses for OSGeo representatives (i.e. a per diem that covers
>> food and misc expenses during OSGeo travel). I don't mind starting that
>> wiki page draft, if the Board feels this is a good idea.
>> I hope I am not off-base in bringing this issue up publicly to the Board.
>> Board mailing list
>> Board at lists.osgeo.org
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