[Board] Motion: use GSoC student mobility grant at FOSDEM geospatial devroom

Margherita Di Leo diregola at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 01:54:36 PST 2017


Dear Board,

following up on this, here's an update. Two GSoC students requested the
grant and the conveners assigned it to one of them, whereas we suggested
the other student to apply for another equivalent grant to the conference
committee [1]. On behalf of the conveners I would like to back the
student's request.

Regards,


[1]
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/2017-December/004647.html

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Motion passed.
> Thanks all.
> https://www.loomio.org/p/3mDhc7Z8/motion-to-use-gsoc-student
> -mobility-grant-at-fosdem-geospatial-devroom
>
>
> On 11/27/2017 04:10 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>
>> Note that only Vasile's vote is missing now (and there is a December 1st
>> deadline related to this).  -jeff
>>
>>
>>
>> On 2017-11-26 6:59 PM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>>
>>> 2 more votes needed to approve this motion.
>>>
>>> Angelos
>>>
>>> On 11/21/2017 06:47 PM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have opened a thread on Loomio for approval:
>>>> https://www.loomio.org/d/J81IU29z/use-gsoc-student-mobility-
>>>> grant-at-fosdem-geospatial-devroom
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>> Angelos
>>>>
>>>> On 11/08/2017 06:19 PM, Michael Smith wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> If its just 1 then its really no problem.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Mike
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> Michael Smith
>>>>>
>>>>> OSGeo Foundation Treasurer
>>>>>
>>>>> treasurer at osgeo.org
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> From: Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com>
>>>>> Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:06 AM
>>>>> To: Michael Smith <michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com>
>>>>> Cc: Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>, osgeo-board List <
>>>>> board at lists.osgeo.org>
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Board] Motion: use GSoC student mobility grant at FOSDEM
>>>>> geospatial devroom
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Mike,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Michael Smith <
>>>>> michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> For a limit of how many total grants?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> It would be 1 grant for 1 student
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I see its already been added to the board meeting agenda, that’s good.
>>>>>
>>>>> One thing that was a problem at FOSS4G2017 was trying to provide
>>>>> funding for multiple students, many wanted cash, which, while problematic,
>>>>> was doable at foss4g. I won’t be at FOSDEM to do this. Is it possible for
>>>>> OSGeo to fund the housing at FOSDEM directly for however many? Something to
>>>>> consider.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> We can just set the conditions for reimbursement beforehand and they
>>>>> have to accept them.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Mike
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 11/8/17, 9:36 AM, "Board on behalf of Jeff McKenna" <
>>>>> board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf of
>>>>> jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>      Madi has clarified that this 500 USD is for 1 student's travel.
>>>>> -jeff
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>      On 2017-11-08 9:38 AM, Margherita Di Leo wrote:
>>>>>      > Dear OSGeo Board,
>>>>>      >
>>>>>      > I would like to propose a motion to be discussed at your
>>>>> earliest
>>>>>      > convenience. I'm not sure how to do that, I assume I can write
>>>>> it in
>>>>>      > this mailing list?
>>>>>      > This is my proposal.
>>>>>      > In the payment issued by Google for GSoC 2017, they accounted
>>>>> 500 USD as
>>>>>      > a grant for GSoC students mobility. This money should be used
>>>>> as a
>>>>>      > travel grant for GSoC students that would like to present their
>>>>> work to
>>>>>      > conferences.
>>>>>      > I would like to propose that OSGeo use this money for the
>>>>> geospatioal
>>>>>      > devroom at FOSDEM 2018 [1,2,3]. Why FOSDEM? Because for several
>>>>> years I
>>>>>      > tried to invite GSoC students to present, they replied that
>>>>> they could
>>>>>      > consider it only if there was a sort of economical aid. FOSDEM
>>>>> is a free
>>>>>      > event and the amount of $500 should decently cover
>>>>> accommodation and
>>>>>      > travel at least within Europe, but would make it also possible
>>>>> to join
>>>>>      > from outside Europe with a small addition from their own pocket.
>>>>>      > Please let me know should you need any additional information /
>>>>>      > clarification.
>>>>>      > Thank you in advance
>>>>>      >
>>>>>      > Kind regards,
>>>>>      >
>>>>>      > [1] https://fosdem.org/2018/
>>>>>      > [2] https://lists.fosdem.org/piper
>>>>> mail/fosdem/2017-October/002633.html
>>>>>      > [3] Last year's geospatial devroom:
>>>>>      > https://archive.fosdem.org/2017/schedule/track/geospatial/
>>>>>      >
>>>>>      > --
>>>>>      > Margherita Di Leo
>>>>>      >
>>>>>      >
>>>>>
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