[Linux-aus] Grant Inquiry: Open Food Web Foundation

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 22:45:15 EST 2013

Hi Kirsten,

It seems like you guys are really organised, which is awesome :)

The in-kind/infrastructure support from LA seems like a no-brainer to me,
but I am a little unclear about the scope of work to be funded as
"developer time".

I am a bit confused about the software OFWF is proposing to develop. There
is a graphic about the Open Food Network at
http://openfoodweb.org/foundation/ofn/ . Is the CollabCo wiki intended to
be the basis of the OFN? Or is it being set up to make a space to start
developing a separate piece of software which is the OFN?

Do you have/expect to find volunteer developers to lead work on the OFN, or
are you intending to fund that work in some way as well?

What state are CollabForge releasing CollabCo in? Is it a case of "dump and
run" open source release, with work needed to make it generic, standardise
installation, documentation etc? (is this work intended as part of OFWF's
application or would you just be doing the work to get it going for your
own needs?)


On 8 April 2013 21:52, Kirsten Larsen <kirsten at eaterprises.com.au> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> As a new member of Linux Australia, I firstly say hello :)
> Secondly, please find attached some information about our new organisation
> (the Open Food Web Foundation) and a request for some support to get
> established.
> More information is in the attached document, but in summary we are an
> Australian non-profit, established in October 2012 with the express aim to
> develop, accumulate and protect open source knowledge, code, applications
> and platforms for fair and sustainable food systems.
> We are requesting assistance from Linux Australia, in the form of:
>    - Infrastructure - potential VPS hosting of the OFW Foundation
>    collaborative community, as well as production and development applications
>    of Open Food Network software and sys admin support if possible /
>    appropriate; and
>    - $2,000 for developer time to translate and set-up the CollabCo
>    system for our organisation. We will then have a collaborative online space
>    from which to build the Open Food Web Foundation community and projects
>    (see attached explanation).
> We anticipate that the second item would be completed and launched within
> two months. We will prominently acknowledge Linux Australia as a partner on
> the website and provide the link to the Linux user group.
> Thanks to those who have provided guidance and support so far, and we look
> forward to comments and suggestions from others
> Regards,
> Kirsten
> Director, Open Food Web Foundation
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They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:
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