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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: Marketing and traveling expenses
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:00:57 GMT
On 9/27/2012 9:54 AM, Alexandro Colorado wrote:
> Hi I was asked about the use of funds regarding marketing events, speakers
> and such. I want to know how does Apache manage funds for this operations?
> Back in the OOo days, there was a marketing funds that came from donations,
> and help subsidize traveling and some swag expenses (tshirt, pins,
> stickers).
> Is there any documentation on this that I can forward people to?

(Putting my comment and the other useful responses in one place)

As a public charity, the ASF does not provide funding for "marketing" of 
individual projects.  As a general policy, we are very cautious when 
allocating funding for anything other than the obvious requirements of 
servers, bandwidths, sysadmins, and the like.

The one related area the ASF does have funding programs for is events, 
specifically with the purpose of assisting likely contributors to come 
to events, with the hopes that our project communities will grow.

Event related links from this thread:

 > On 9/27/2012 10:08 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
 >> For ApacheCon, there is the Travel Assistance Committee (TAC).
 >> Information is here:
 >> You can also point them to the email lists for ApacheCon and Small
 >> Events:

 > On 9/27/2012 2:08 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:

There are several other relevant links on the Concom-planning wiki 
(note: some of the other links there are... less relevant)

* Event in a Box (outline of how to go about running an event)

* Apache Retreats (an alternative small event format)

* BarCamp Notes (sketch of how to hold a BarCamp)

- Shane

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