[REFERENDUM] Paris hackfest
by Bryce Harrington
Your vote is needed on the planned Inkscape Hackfest in Paris, France.
1. Sponsor a hackfest in Paris, France, for June 27th - July 1st.
Total cost estimate for 9 people is roughly $13k.
(Refer to attached proposal document for details)
[ ] a. Yes, sponsor hackfest in Paris, France as proposed.
[ ] b. Approve holding a hackfest, but recommend making the
[ ] c. Do not approve holding a hackfest in Paris
2. Reimburse using a ranked system similar to 2015/2016 hackfests.
[ ] a. Use ranked reimbursement as used in the 2016 hackfest. Long
term, high commit developers are sponsored up to a higher
maximum than new developers.
[ ] b. Use open ended. We'll fully cover all valid expenses
incurred by the sponsorees.
[ ] c. Other:
[ ] d. Do not reimburse for Paris hackfest expenses
3. The Inkscape Board sponsors a dinner event, to be funded from the
Inkscape general fund (instead of the hackfest fund), for Hackfest
attendees and guests.
[ ] a. Yes. Allocate $600 from Inkscape's general fund for a
[ ] b. Yes, but handle funding the dinner in a different way:
[ ] c. No, do not fund a sponsored dinner for the hackfest.
1. 2. 3.
Bryce Harrington a a a
Jon A. Cruz
Martin Owens a b a
Past hackfests have provided excellent opportunities for Inkscape
developers to meet in person, discuss the project and coordinate work
on bug-fixing, feature planning, and other efforts. In the past we've
also sought to align the location and time of the event with
conferences or groups in the area to permit external collaborations as
well. Our experience so far seems to show that we're getting far more
tangible benefit out of the internal interactions than the external
Thus, this event will focus more sharply on the hackfest itself, giving
us much greater flexibility for time and location.
Tavmjong Bah has volunteered as event coordinator for the hackfest
event (with help from Marc).
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