[LACTTE] Re: [Linux-aus] Hardware Sponsorship for Hungry Hacker

Anand Kumria 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:
> >Hi,
> >
> >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
case basis.

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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