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Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] Inkscape 0.49 Release? Is Inkscape
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 21:29:33 +0000
From: Dave Crossland <dave@...57...>
It seems to me that LGM would be an ideal place to try to raise funds
for Inkscape to get shipped in Q2 rather than Q3/4
With the funds that we have, it feels very awkward to me to do any
kind of fund raising.
If at all we want to hire (and can find) someone to fix the remaining
issues, we can pay that from the funds that we have.
I will be going to the Libre Graphics meeting in Madrid next month to
give two 20 minute presentations. The first is on all the exciting
improvements we have sitting in trunk and the second on the SVG
standardization process and how it can be influenced by open-source
I would like to ask the board for help in funding my trip. The airfare
will most likely be covered by the conference organizers (if they have
raised enough cash) so I am asking for funding to cover the hotel and
other incidentals. The hotel for three nights would be about 200 euros
and other costs (train to/from airport, meals) another 100.
I had mentioned earlier that I would like funding to attend an SVG
working group meeting this year. I have found that one can have a big
impact when one is present in person. Unfortunately, it looks like that
all three of this years meetings will be half-way around the world from
me (Sydney, Tokyo, and Beijing). I am tempted to try to go to the Tokyo
meeting. This would be a fairly expensive trip ($1000 for airfare, $500
for food/hotels) but I would probably be willing to contribute myself as
it has been more than 10 years since I've been to Japan (I lived there
for four years and made frequent visits for another four). I am
interested in knowing the boards thoughts about support for such a trip.
BTW, did we fund anybody to go to SCALE?
Should we begin this discussion? I can put together an email for the
developers list (but probably not till next week).
On Sun, 2013-03-03 at 18:27 -0500, Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:
> >> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 09:16:35AM -0500, Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:
> >>> Once that's done, let's work together on the Representation section.
> I wrote on 22 February:
> > We should probably begin work on this as soon as you all are ready.
> > Will Inkscape folks be at SCALE this weekend to discuss?
> I had a good conversation with Josh and Jon at SCALE, and also had a
> good discussion previously at GSoC Mentor Summit with Tav.
> Based on these discussions, I have a suggestion: perhaps it would make
> sense to start a thread on the public Inkscape developers list about the
> FSA's Representation section and what leadership provisions the
> community would like to see about it. I'd be happy to subscribe to the
> list temporarily and participate in the discussion as well, if you'd
> like me to.
> Conservancy would like the Representation section to really represent
> the natural leadership structure of the Inkscape community. The one we
> have now was written very long ago, and I presume there have been
> changes in how the community works since then. Perhaps it's therefore a
> good time to go back to the developer community as a whole and consider
> This is, of course, just a suggestion. It's really up to this Committee
> to decide on what Representation section it wants in the new Fiscal
> Sponsorship Agreement, and Conservancy will guide the drafting of it.
> Regardless of how you'd like to proceed, I hope we can get moving on
> this last little bit and get the FSA updated.
> Let me know what you decide. If you want to start a public discussion,
> it might help to point people to the possible structures found in the
> although those are by no means exhaustive.