[LACTTE] Re: [Linux-aus] Hardware Sponsorship for Hungry Hacker
akumria at linux.org.au
Fri Mar 21 08:47:01 UTC 2003
On Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 10:48:32AM +0800, Tim Bowden wrote:
> Jeff Waugh wrote:
> >For a long time it seems, Linux Australia has wanted to get involved in
> >support of Open Source developers in Australia. I'm hoping that the new
> >committee is also interested in working on this, and I'd like to offer a
> >test case of sorts. :-)
> This particular request looks like a good idea. Does LA have a policy
> on this?
At the moment, no.
> Guidelines to weed out frivolous requests and help projects
> put forward proposals/ requests?
We are currently thinking up some - perhaps you have some thoughts on
things you'd be willing to share?
> If LA decides to respond to requests
> like this how do we ensure the hard won funds are not frittered away?
Well, I think we must respond (even if to decline) - as to the latter
question I think that boils down to trusting the requester I guess.
> Should there be a formal budget for this sort of thing or just offer
> financial (or other) support on an ad hoc basis?
There isn't a formal budget for this type of task/activity, so it is
ad-hoc. I think for the moment these should be addressed on a case by
I suspect having a budget for supporting useful activites may constrain
us. Do we reject supporting useful activites just because our budget for
it has been exceeded even if we have funds available?
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