[Board] Stolen computer

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 15:12:41 PDT 2017


Thank you Nicolas for the detailed e-mail.
It was a really sad incident.

Dear Board, I also support that we should find a way to refund Nicolas 
and Niroshan for the amount that is not covered by insurance.

Regards,
Angelos

On 07/25/2017 07:38 PM, nicolas bozon wrote:
> Hello all, dear Board of Directors
>
> Many thanks for your support.
>
> Niroshan's and my backpack were indeed stolen on last Wednesday morning,
> while we were helping at the FOSS4G-Europe Welcome Desk, distributing
> conference bags and tshirts to the flow of attendees checking-in.
> Our bags were put in what we expected to be a 'safe' place, under a table
> behind the desk, where no one was allowed but the LOC people and the ENSG
> staff.
> After we went to listen to the Opening Plenary and came back to the desk,
> the bags had dissapear and no one from LOC, school staff or conference
> attendees could see anything.
>
> Here is additional information to also consider:
>
> - Niroshan Bandara is a student from Sri Lanka. He is studying master
> degree at Osaka City University and is also presently the recipient of one
> Google Summer of Code grant through OSGeo.
>    In his bag there was his Apple Mac Book Pro given by his University
> (which he's been using for both Master and GSoC work) but also his wallet
> containing 500 euros he changed from japanese Yen before coming to the
> conference in Paris.
>
> - I was part of the FOSS4G-E 2017 LOC and it was one of my duty to help at
> the registration desk. I was lucky enough to get help from Niroshan, who
> kindly propose to help me with this. In my bag there was my personal Apple
> Mac Book Pro and a few personal belongings without any 'commercial' value.
>
> After this happened, we've got quiet an hard time discussing with the ENSG
> security staff, checking the video surveillance recordings made available
> from the campus security service, visiting the local police twice in order
> to make a complaint about what happened, calling insurances etc..
>
> About insurrance, here are the facts that i have for now:
>
> - Niroshan's insurance did not guarantee any refund when we called them
> together on last thursday. They should refund part of it, but we still have
> no clue about how much and when. Niroshan must follow up with them, so his
> university get refunded for the computer. Nevertheless, I am rather
> confident that his university will provide him with a new computer, the
> real matter being according to what delay.
> The main problem is about his current work for GSoc IMO. He lost an
> important part of it and cannot work on it right now without any computer.
> This was discussed with his mentors and Madi, and i hope they can find
> solutions together on how to finish GSOc at best given these conditions.
>
> - My insurance said they will refund 80% of the computer price under
> two/three weeks, as soom as they will receive my apple invoice and a copy
> of the complaint reported to the police.
> I bought this computer 17 months ago for 2200 euros at Apple. I thus hope
> to get a 1700 or so euros refund soon, ... and i'm learning how to live
> without a computer until then :)
>
>
> Suchith, i want to thank you very much for your kind offer, about using
> your Keynote Speaker's compensation as partial refund for us.
> Given that Niroshan lost even more than i did, that he is still student and
> gets fewer income than i do, i would suggest that your 500 euros should go
> to Niroshan only.
> This is not a OSGeo board topic though, but rather an arrangement to be
> done with the Paris LOC, which i think will of course accept to transfer
> your money to Niroshan's account.
> I will follow up on this with LOC and Niroshan, thanks again.
>
> That said, It would be of course greatly appreciated if the OSGeo Board is
> willing to help refund what won't be by insurances. In my case, I am
> planning to use the 1700 euros that will be send by the insurance, but i am
> also expecting to spend 500 euros more in order to buy the exact same
> computer.
> Board, please let us know what can be done and what information we need to
> provide in case you can help us.
>
> This bad story appart, FOSS4G-Europe 2017 was a splendid FOSS4G event,
> which allowed awesome interactions and provided many insights on the state
> of OSGeo projects and community.
> I want to thank Gérald, Inez, Didier, Luciana, Nicolas and others  who
> helped organize and worked really hard on everything logistics before and
> during the event.
>
> Thank you again OSGeo community for such a great event.
>
> And sorry for such a long email
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Nick
>
> 2017-07-25 9:54 GMT+02:00 Massimiliano Cannata <
> massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>:
>
>> Dear all,
>> I agree to support Nicolas and Niroshan for the lost,
>> just ask them if they get something from insurance and let's try to fill
>> the rest...
>>
>> Maxi
>>
>> 2017-07-25 5:14 GMT+02:00 Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>:
>>
>>> We do have a travel grant program just starting out - with the conference
>>> committee. If the board would like to help out here we of course can - it
>>> would be more straight forward to help out explicitly than adjusting a
>>> mechanism intended for other use.
>>>
>>> Before we act perhaps we could ask if either of these incidents is
>>> covered by insurance.
>>> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 5:36 AM Suchith Anand <
>>> Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I was sad to hear this also.
>>>>
>>>> I want to thank the  Organizing Committee for inviting me as keynote for
>>>> FOSS4G Europe 2017  and I have emailed Gerald Fenoy before the event that I
>>>> will politely not accept the travel/accommodation grant of 500 € that was
>>>> kindly provided for me and requested that LOC to kindly provide that amount
>>>> for any deserving students for their travel for FOSS4G Europe 2017 or use
>>>> that for any student scholarship etc. If the LOC has not yet given student
>>>> scholarships etc, may I request they give this amount to the two colleagues
>>>> who have faced this unforeseen hardship.
>>>>
>>>> Many kind people in the OSGeo community have helped me along the way ,
>>>> so this my small part that I can also give back. Thanks.
>>>>
>>>> Best wishes,
>>>>
>>>> Suchith
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ________________________________________
>>>> From: Board <board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Luca Delucchi <
>>>> lucadeluge at gmail.com>
>>>> Sent: 24 July 2017 11:00 AM
>>>> To: OSGeo Board
>>>> Cc: nsanj88 at gmail.com
>>>> Subject: [Board] Stolen computer
>>>>
>>>> Dear Board,
>>>>
>>>> during FOSS4G Europe two computer were stolen, I think that it may be
>>>> really beautiful action if board decide to refund (at least a part of
>>>> the cost) them (if they needs/require).
>>>>
>>>> my2cents
>>>>
>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>> From: Niroshan Sanjaya <nsanj88 at gmail.com>
>>>> Date: 24 July 2017 at 00:37
>>>> Subject: [Zoo-discuss] (no subject)
>>>> To: OSGeo Google Summer of Code list <soc at lists.osgeo.org>,
>>>> ZOO-discuss <zoo-discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Dear all,
>>>>
>>>> This is my weekly report.
>>>>
>>>> What you have done?
>>>>
>>>> This week  I attended to foss4g Europe. During the conference i could
>>>> meet my mentors and discuss about outcomes of the project and
>>>> improvement which need to be done further.
>>>> I would like to add more detailed information in my next report.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Next week
>>>>
>>>> During the conference I lost my computer. So some part of my work are
>>>> lost. Still I have some part in my other computer and with that I will
>>>> try to recover my work and start the work where I stoped
>>>>
>>>> Are you blocking on anything?
>>>> Yes,
>>>> Lost my computer and need to redo some of my work.
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> Luca
>>>>
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