[OSGeo-Conf] OSGeo budget plan request

María Arias de Reyna delawen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 00:11:00 PST 2019

On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 8:49 AM Till Adams <till.adams at fossgis.de> wrote:
> Dear Maria,
> many thanks for reaching out to us. As outlined in Dar Es Salaam
> already, we would like to extent the travel grant programme.
> There are several ideas, on how to distribute available money.
> For the TGP for 2019 we would like to request for 25.000 $, we plan to
> dediacte 50-60% of this for the global event and the balance to support
> regional events.

Noted. Thanks!

> Regarding the distribution for regional events, I favour to publish a
> date once (or twice) a year and request for events to apply for support
> of their TGP - but this is not discussed yet.
> I've updated the table in [1].
> There are two things to clear:
> 1. How does our budget fit to the Travel Grant program listed further
> down on [1] unter the topic "OSGeo Initiatives 2019" ?

We can list however you feel more comfortable. See next question.

> 2. Do we have to get approval from the board for every single event, we
> want to support (as we did last year when supporting TGP of the Oceanian
> chapter conference) ?

I think the TGP wasn't listed in the Conference row just because there
was no clear procedure on the Conference Committee for local TGP so
the Board had to approve every new amount. The local TGP was a
successful experiment last year, but required explicit approval from
the Board. If Conference Committee define clear procedures and we
assign a budget at the beginning of the year, then you can just use
that budget without asking us. The things the Board has to approve
explicitly is the things that are not defined on the initial budget or
that are over the initial budget. That's why we ask now for some
details, so we don't have to ammend later.

And personally I prefer to delegate to committees, the Board is
already overworked with macro management, if we also have to micro
manage, we get easily to bottle necks and we slow down a lot.

> So far, Till
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2019
> Am 13.01.19 um 19:20 schrieb María Arias de Reyna:
> > Dear OSGeo Conference Committee,
> >
> > OSGeo is reaching out to all committees, to help plan our budget for
> > 2019. Teams with an annual plan (to pursue a specific goal) are
> > welcomed to send a detailed request for approval (e.g.
> > https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GvSIG_Budget_2019)
> >
> > A good idea is to focus on OSGeo participation, for example attending
> > the AGM or OSGeo code sprint or extending outreach of the committee.
> > Also keep in mind OSGeo goals as an organization, (e.g.
> > interoperability goal: CITE compliance or participation developing new
> > standards)
> >
> > We would like to ask you to help us with budget proposals to assist
> > your committee. This will help us set aside a realistic amount of
> > funding.
> >
> > Please add your project info to the budget draft at:
> >
> > https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2019
> >
> > ideally by the end of January and ahead of our January board meeting.
> >
> > When making a budget request please keep in mind the vision and goals
> > of our foundation, along with any obligations you wish to meet.
> >
> > Thank you and best wishes,
> >
> > On behalf of OSGeo Board,
> >
> > María
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