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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Fund Allocation for ApacheCon EU 2012, Germany in Nov. 2012
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:53:28 GMT
I've sent this to treasurer@ since it will, ultimately be the
treasurer who signs off on any spend. I don't expect any problems,
just making sure the specifics of the proposal don't step over any
lines drawn by our charitable status.


On 18 September 2012 12:57, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have learned that the following discussion/proposal should to be on
> ooo-dev instead of ooo-private.
> A summary for the background:
> AOO has some money from the pre-Apache time (the SPI fund) which we (AOO
> community) can spend for our project. There was a discussion on ooo-private
> to use some of this money for the ApacheCon EU 2012, Germany in Nov. 2012.
> A small discussion took place and more or less ended in the below proposal
> which I had made:
> Here is my proposal for fund allocation for ApacheCon EU 2012, Germany in
> Nov. 2012; more or less a summary of the former discussion of this topic.
> - 10 x 300 EUR flat subsidies for travel expenses; double the subsidy for
> cases of hardship, e.g. persons who need to take a long flight.
> -- criteria for granting subsidy:
> (a) preference order: invited speakers, committers, non-committers
> (b) person lacks of corporate funding and TAC funding
> (c) person needs to spend at least 300 EUR on travel
> (d) person need accommodation for at least 2 nights
> - 30 x 100 EUR ticket discount for non-committers
> -- criteria for granting discount:
> (a) person lacks of corporate funding and TAC funding
> A small group of volunteers are needed to drive the granting process:
> - define application form and deadlines
> - run the application process
> - accept/reject the applications
> I am volunteering to be part of this small group.
> Who else is joining?
> If nobody objects in the next 72 hours, I will put the proposal into
> practice.
> Best regards, Oliver.

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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