[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] travel grant discussion
till.adams at fossgis.de
Tue May 9 23:32:23 PDT 2017
ups, sry. My deadline was 10th of May, a view into my calendar tells me,
that this is today. So we have to wait until tomorrow to proceed...
Sorry for that,
Am 10.05.2017 um 08:30 schrieb Till Adams:
> 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. 
>>> What was the expiry time for voting?
>> Rereading, Till's email, I now see that he set an entirely reasonable
>> timeline of May 10th, 
>> 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."  once the timeline expires.
>> Best regards, Eli
>>  https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee#Decisions
>>  https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/2017-May/004344.html
>>> 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
>>> 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)...
>>> ---------- 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
>>> 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
>>>> 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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