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Re: [Linux-aus] Request for Grant from Linux Australia for Ubertweak
<quote who="Glen Turner">
> Despite my reservations about people of my religion not being
> permitted in a supervisory role, I think this an activity LA
> can support. Although I'd feel much better paying for something
> more directly FOSS-related than the transport.
I agree with that.
> Because of my reservations, I'd feel more comfortable if
> this was a one-off because of the budget shortfall.
I also agree.
> In terms of more general policy, I suppose that's what I'd
> prefer -- LA support the FOSS-related aspects of a group's
> activities where the group has difficulty doing so from its
> own resources and as long as the group's aims are not counter
> to those of FOSS or generally abhorrent.
> I'd also ask that LA be somewhat strategic in its funding.
> For example, in this case we're paying to keep the activity
> running for this year with an expectation that it will make
> its own way next year. I don't think it would leverage our
> funds the best to do this every year.
I think there is some really sensible policy decisions there Glen. What does
everyone else thing? As the grants are only a couple of years old it was
inevitable policies would need to be tweaked with time. This is a good
chance to set some sensible policies and codify them on the grants website.
So a policy proposal might be:
* Linux Australia supports FOSS-related activities only (or a FOSS part of a
* Linux Australia only supports events that align with its aims
* Grants are given primarily to bootstrap or temporarily assist great FOSS
projects, and is not a long term assistance scheme
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