[OSGeo-Conf] OSGeo budget plan request

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 03:12:26 PST 2019

I have added a draft process for LOC applications for TGP support at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Travel_Grant_Programme_Cookbook <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Travel_Grant_Programme_Cookbook>

Please feel free to edit and improve


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> On 16 Jan 2019, at 08:11, María Arias de Reyna <delawen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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