[Linux-aus] grant proposal

Nathan Bailey Nathan.Bailey at its.monash.edu
Fri Mar 24 13:39:01 UTC 2006

I think international travel is expensive, and in general we'd want to 
see a leading role in the international event/effort and a direct 
consequence effect back here.  So if Paul was leading a miniconf, or 
presenting or facilitating an effort of significant benefit to the 
Australian Linux community, I could see some value.  Similarly if Paul 
was going to come back and re-teach a tutorial he attended, or provide 
several sessions that otherwise benefits the Linux Australia community.

I realise Paul is just investigating his options, and I think these are 
good questions to ask, but at this stage, I couldn't see a lot of value 
in this particular question :-)


On 24/03/2006, at 4:12 PM, Pia Waugh wrote:
> I guess that LA likes to help people to do cool stuff, and if you had 
> some
> specific goals it would make it easier to justify some money. The BoF 
> you
> were thinking of running sounds interesting. Maybe if you offered to 
> give a
> talk at a LUG after DebConf so there was some connection to the local
> community?
> ...
> Fair enough. I think that a grant really should linked somehow to the 
> local
> community in order to be funded, otherwise we open up the floodgates to
> everyone wanting to go overseas. I could be wrong, the Grant Scheme is 
> still
> quite new and we are still working through what fits and what doesn't, 
> what
> do others think?

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