[Linux-aus] Grant Application: BarCampAustralia

Donna Benjamin donna at cc.com.au
Thu Feb 15 14:24:07 UTC 2007

Could Linux Australia consider a grant of $2500 - $5000 to be shared
equally amongst the Barcamps being organised in Australia?

Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth?

$500 - $1000 per city - depending on need & costs?

It's a large amount - but barcamps accessibility and participation value
is very high.

Everyone involved blogging about it, and promoting it, and adding links
to http://www.linux.org.au's website - would be a good thing.

LA sponsoring barcamp would entail both barcamp and linux australia
getting creative about maximising 
 a> participation of the FOSS community, and 
 b> exposure of Linux Australia

hard work by all involved to get into free listings on local radio
community switchboards, and local papers will help too.

We would also need some kind of report / accountability... 
perhaps videos? etc.

Either way - I support the small grant for barcamp melbourne of $500 -
but I think this is a great opportunity for linux australia to spread
the word, and build links to other parts of the tech / builder

- donna

On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 12:18 +1100, Ben Balbo wrote:
> James Purser wrote:
> > Would it be possible to get a run down of the costs you might be looking
> > at off setting through this grant?
> Currently we're facing a cost of $1000 for the venue hire and $1000 for
> catering for 40 people (the minimum booking size). The cost will go up
> proportionally for extra attendees.
> Cheers
> Ben
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