[Board] Request: create a fund for GSoC students mobility managed by GSoC initiative

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sat Dec 23 06:05:48 PST 2017

GSOC is an OSGeo initiative now approaching its 12th year; Code-in 
initiative is in its first year.  Both are parts of OSGeo and therefore 
fall under its budget.  Will explain more in today's meeting.  -jeff

On 2017-12-23 8:43 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Would you be willing to form a committee or some kind of out reach 
> initiative for GSOC and code-in and others ... so we could assign a 
> budget in 2018? To work we would want to define a mandate to be 
> comfortable providing funds (rather than handle individual requests).
> On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 3:39 AM Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com 
> <mailto:diregola at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Dear Board,
>     following up the previous request and consequent assignation of a
>     travel grant for a GSoC sudent to attend FOSDEM: the travel grant
>     was assigned, 2 students had requested it, so I suggested the
>     student to ask OSGeo conference committee for assignation of the
>     same amount.
>     But apparently the things are more complicated than I thought. So I
>     consulted among GSoC admins and we came to the conclusion that the
>     easier way to handle these kind of requests is to request the board
>     a sum, we thought of 3000 USD, to create a fund, managed by GSoC
>     admins, that would grant scholarships of 500 USD to GSoC-OSGeo
>     students that intend to present their GSoC works in international
>     conferences. The grants would be assigned on a first come first
>     served basis.
>     In this way we mean to promote the GSoC program with OSGeo, that in
>     the course of the years has produced great new code and has helped
>     many students to become developers for OSGeo.
>     Managing this fund directly would mean for us to be able to overcome
>     many decision layers that are currently inevitable, see the thread [1].
>     We would be particularly grateful if you could discuss this request
>     in your meeting today, sorry for short notice.
>     Best regards and merry Xmas and happy new year to everyone.
>     [1]
>     http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/2017-December/004647.html
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>     Margherita Di Leo
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