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

Margherita Di Leo diregola at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 06:30:50 PST 2017

Jody, as Jeff said we are an OSGeo initiative. Besides, we admins requested
and received mandate by the board to act as such. Please let us know if
this is enough for bylaws.


Il giorno sab 23 dic 2017 alle 14:44 Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
ha scritto:

> 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>
> 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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