[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] travel grant discussion

Till Adams till.adams at fossgis.de
Tue May 9 23:30:27 PDT 2017


thanks Eli for the sum up. I think the count of 9 votes (8 x +1, 1 x +0)
shows, that we have enough capacity to run this topic.

In general I think the voting result is clear - if the board passes over
this topic to us, we are ready to go.
Then we can proceed to the next step, as Jody suggested in his mail from
4th of May and dive into his draft document. @Jody, could you please
share this doc with us?

We have to keep Camerons thoughts in mind:
- my intention was a restriction to global FOSS4G, but may be extended
on a case by case basis to other events too - any other opinions here?

Also I think the handbook (that needs a re-work anyway) is a good place:

Also we should care about Michaels last email and request to care about
Narcisse Mbunzama (email from 09.05.2017)

Regards, Till

Am 10.05.2017 um 02:30 schrieb Eli Adam:
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Have we got enough votes to declare a decision? So far no one has voted -1
> I count eight +1s and one +0 so that is enough.  [0]
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee#Decisions
>> What was the expiry time for voting?
> Rereading, Till's email, I now see that he set an entirely reasonable
> timeline of May 10th, [1]
> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/2017-May/004344.html
> I mistakenly complained about an short timespan in my response
> apparently based on a terrible misreading of the date.
> I expect that Till will "6. The result will be clearly declared
> afterwards." [0] once the timeline expires.
> Best regards, Eli
> [0] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee#Decisions
> [1] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/2017-May/004344.html
>> Steven
>> 07958 924 101
>> On 9 May 2017, at 21:05, Michael Terner <mgt at appgeo.com> wrote:
>> Off list, as not sure of process and this emanates from Jody (i.e., I assume
>> he knows process; and may have avoided cross post to ConfDev
>> intentionally?)...
>> But, heads-up that from Board's perspective they're waiting for ConfDev to
>> report back, and are hoping for something by Thursday (see below)...
>> MT
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
>> Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 2:27 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Board] travel grant discussion
>> To: "board at lists.osgeo.org" <board at lists.osgeo.org>
>> I closed the loomio vote while we wait for a response from the conference
>> committee. I note that discussion is getting into details
>> (finance,scope,value,history) rather than focused on the question: Is the
>> conference committee willing to accept the responsibility for a travel grant
>> program.
>> I hope we can hear back in time for our meeting Thursday, it would be good
>> to have this well underway by the end of the month (as potential foss4g,
>> foss4g-europe attendees will need to apply shortly).
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
>> On 23 April 2017 at 22:25, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> As noted in last weeks meeting, we have an action to move travel grant
>>> discussion to email. The motivation is to build on the work done at FOSS4G
>>> 2015, FOSS4G 2016 and a few local events.
>>> I would like to propose:
>>> - A format, similar to code sprints, where any OSGeo event can apply for
>>> funds to run a travel grants
>>> - To repeat this is not a FOSS4G specific idea
>>> - I am interested in using travel grants to promote diversity within our
>>> community
>>> A final comment is that travel grants are not a viable solution to high
>>> event costs. If we wish to offer discounts for students we should do so
>>> (rather than lean on a travel grant program).
>>> --
>>> Jody Garnett
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