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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 03:12:22 PST 2018


Dear Margherita,

Thank you for the update, we have a board meeting today and we will 
discuss the outcome.

Best regards,
Angelos

On 01/25/2018 11:42 AM, Margherita Di Leo wrote:
> Dear Board,
>
> I just wanted to follow up on this and inform you about the outcome. For
> FOSDEM 2018, 2 students applied to the grant. The conveners assigned the
> grant to one student. Meanwhile the other student withdrew his submission.
> After that, also the student that had been assigned the grant had to
> withdraw the submission for personal reason. Eventually the grant was not
> assigned. I assume we can consider this amount (500USD) to sum up to the 3k
> budget that we have been assigned, and assign the grant to another GSoC
> student when the request comes for another event?
>
> Thanks
>
> 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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