[Linux-aus] Request for Grant from Linux Australia for Ubertweak

Jonathan Oxer jon at ivt.com.au
Wed Sep 13 13:24:08 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 14:23 +1000, Pia Waugh wrote:

> So a policy proposal might be:
> * Linux Australia supports FOSS-related activities only (or a FOSS part of a
>   larger activity)
> * 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

Sounds very sensible. I like it.

As you mention the idea is for grants to be one-off payments, but it may
be worth noting an "upgrade path": projects that receive grant funding
and then turn out to be a huge success while still needing ongoing
financial support can graduate to being official LA projects with an
assigned budget etc. Of course that sort of move would be examined on a
case-by-case basis in the context of LA's overall operational strategy.

Oops, did I really write that last sentence? Wash my mouth out with a
Mars bar and some Jolt!

Cheers   :-)
Jonathan Oxer <jon at ivt.com.au>
Ph +61 3 9723 9399

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