[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] Grant Application: OLS speaker travel

James Purser purserj at k-sit.com
Sun Apr 1 22:37:53 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 08:06 +1000, Donna Benjamin wrote:
> I think this is unfortunate.
> Whilst the current grant scheme may not be able to accommodate such
> requests, I propose we need to consider something that does.
> The benefit to our community of Ben going to OLS as a speaker - is we
> can ask him to represent Linux Australia, raise our international
> mindshare, spruik LCA, talk about our community and what makes it
> special. In general, fly the tux-spangled flag of the southern-cross.
> If someone from our community is accepted to speak at important
> conferences like OLS - then that in itself is of benefit.
> I guess it comes down to definitions of benefit. I'm sorry I didn't
> speak up earlier.
> Sure we may not be able to cover all such requests, but given the
> relatively low number of grants at the moment, there may have been room
> for this one. Even if we just assisted with part of the travel cost.
> We're a long way from the rest of the world, and that in itself makes it
> difficult for us to participate in the great F2F events that happen
> overseas.  If we could find a way to assist someone to attend OLS and
> Kongress or Tag each year... that would be 'a good thing' in my mind.

Hi Donna,

Hmm perhaps if it worked as some sort of exchange of speakers. We send
someone to OLS or Tag and they send someone here for LCA?
James Purser
Ordinary Committee Member
Linux Australia
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