[Linux-aus] [LCA2013-Chat] The "Crowd-Sourcing TBL" Fundraiser

James Polley jamezpolley at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 22:59:27 EST 2013

On 07/02/2013, at 10:15 PM, Marc MERLIN <marc at merlins.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 09:47:19PM +1100, Joshua Hesketh wrote:
>> Yes these options are being discussed with the people and entities
>> involved. It is quite complicated. At this point we are at the very
>> least ensuring the Pia isn't personally out of pocket. We will continue
>> to explore other avenues of reasoning but the bottom line is that
>> contracts were signed.
> Right. I wasn't suggesting to default, but to appeal to him as a human
> being, which I'm hoping he is :)

My understanding is that the funding goes directly to the W3C, not to Sir Tim himself 

> If I ever asked that much money from a self funded conf without big pockets 
> and they came back to me and told me they came up short, and appealed to
> me to reduce my fee in a way that I am still well off, I sure would give
> the conf a break.
> Putting it a different way, as an individual, I would look at him as a
> bad human being if given the full situation, his reply was "though, you
> signed, now you pay everything".

My understanding is that LCA was one of many sponsors (http://tbldownunder.org/ lists 16 sponsors and 3 partners) who jointly paid for Sir Tim's visit; reading between the lines, it sounds as though it is one of the other sponsors who has reneged on their sponsorship.

> Marc
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