[Linux-aus] LCA HOWTO Grant

Anthony Towns secretary at linux.org.au
Wed Jun 15 15:50:03 UTC 2005

James Purser wrote:
> Off the top of my head and completely uninformed about the grant rules
> and regulations it seems to me that this would an administrative task
> rather than a special project.

It could be either; running it as a special project would (IMO) help 
open the grants budget up for people who want to do similar projects 
that aren't related to activities LA's already involved in.

It might be reasonable to think of grants as being for community 
building activities in some sense that have a good chance of providing a 
significant benefit to the Australian Linux community. (Or it might not)

> I have no problem with the money being spent on this, I'm just not sure
> whether it should come out of the grants funds.

The last approved grant was DarLUG's, which used $1800 of the $2000 
allocated for grants in May. The libferris grant's been obsoleted by Del 
from babel.com.au covering the requirement, which means at the moment, 
the LCA HOWTO is the only activity in line for June's $2000 grants 
budget. If nothing comes up later today or tomorrow, the two weeks for 
objecting to proposals will ensure nothing else is in line for June's 
grants budget either.

(If something does come up, and the ctte decides to give this month's 
grant money to the LCA HOWTO anyway, at worst that will just mean a 
couple of days' delay for the other project/s, and an early start on 
spending the July grants budget, which isn't a bad thing)


Anthony Towns <secretary at linux.org.au>
Secretary, Linux Australia Inc


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