[OSGeo-Conf] Conference Committee Budget

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 09:30:17 PST 2016


Shall we make a list of things we ‘might' want to fund (without any decision to actually do all of them) and then come up with a budget request?

Perhaps a page on the wiki for potential funding needs?

> On 22 Dec 2016, at 17:20, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:45 AM, Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Another item that I would like to bring to your attention is the budget:
> Starting a topic with a new thread and proper subject can help for
> finding it later and reduce discussion confusion.  Thanks for asking
> if we need budget Angelos.
>> The board is putting together a budget for 2017. Last year we did this
>> according to a breakdown of different activities [1]. This year we would
>> like to provide a budget for each committee.
>> Does the conference committee need any budget for the next year? Please let
>> us know.
> Hi Conference Committee,
> Occasionally there are things which arise that the Committee seems to
> think would be useful to fund on the OSGeo Conference Committee level
> instead of the LOC.  Things that I recall currently are Vimeo
> accounts, MailChimp accounts, and other things like this.  Do we want
> to have some amount of budget so that we can fund these?  If we
> undertake funding these, then it also means some level of
> responsibility tending these things.  If we want to have a budget for
> things like this, for which things would we like to plan?  What
> amount?
> If I were to guess an appropriate number for starting, I would suggest
> $1500/year.  That is based on various expenses from being on a LOC
> being in the $300-500 which would give us two $500 items with
> contingency for a third unexpected one.  Of course, this number is
> just a starting number and with additional (or fewer) ideas from the
> Committee, we can adjust it.  What do people think of this amount?
> Best regards, Eli
>> Best regards,
>> Angelos
>> [1]
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors#Operational_Budget_for_2016

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