[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] Grant Request: Drupal Code Sprint

Peter Lieverdink peter at cc.com.au
Mon Sep 24 16:23:36 EST 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Still" <mikal at stillhq.com>
> To: "Brian Gilbert - Realityloop Pty Ltd" <brian at realityloop.com>
> Cc: linux-aus at linux.org.au, council at linux.org.au
> Sent: Saturday, 22 September, 2012 9:32:43 AM
> Subject: Re: [LACTTE] [Linux-aus] Grant Request: Drupal Code Sprint
> On 21/09/12 10:49, Brian Gilbert - Realityloop Pty Ltd wrote:
> > *Request*
> > $207 - Funding for a Sydney - Melbourne return flight
> > $100 - Lunch for attendees (will cover subway sandwiches and soft
> > drinks)
> >
> > This flight will bring Justin Randell (https://drupal.org/user
> > <https://drupal.org/user/38580>/38580
> > <https://drupal.org/user/38580>-
> > beejeebus) to the sprint from Sydney.Justin is Australia's most
> > active
> > Drupal core contributor.
> So, I think this sounds like a really good idea. I do have two
> questions
> though:
> Funding
> =======
> Is there a Drupal Foundation or something which should be funding this
> sort of thing?

There is a Drupal Association, which is a US non-profit based in Portland. Whether or not it should fund this sort of thing is a good question, I personally think it should. Whether it has the capacity and willingness to do so is an altogether different matter.


> Is Linux Australia the most appropriate body? In this
> case the spend is low so I think its fine, but I do wonder if there
> are other funding sources for this source of thing.

I think it's appropriate for Linux Australia to fund this and other AU/NZ drupal related community grant requests. After all, Drupal Downunder in 2011 and 2012 were run as LA subcommittees and the profits from those events are still held by Linux Australia.

The idea is that LA (as an organisation that supports the open source community, which includes drupal) is here to support communities by providing legal and financial resources for events. That doesn't just mean banking profits generated by all events, it also means supporting these communities by spending money on things such as this sprint.

- Peter.

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