On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Bryce Harrington <bryce@...2...> wrote:
Yeah, especially for mentors who regularly contribute the $500 back to
Inkscape, I think that's an easy 'yes' if they wish to go.


BTW, I was really hoping others would have chimed in by now... :-/
One thing to keep in mind though is that $1500 is about what it'd cost
to send someone to LGM next year, so we should consider which would
return more to the project.  In the case of a GSoC admin, going to the
GSoC event is a no-brainer; for someone that's more focused on graphics
contributions, sending them to LGM or the Boston hackfest might be more
rewarding for them.

This is a very good point. Something to consider, it looks like next year (2015) LGM will be in Toronto, so it is another event in North America in less than a year from the Reunion. Plus with a possible Boston hackfest, that makes for another possible NA event.

What if we offered $1500 for people who have served as GSoC admins 2 or
more years, $1000 for people who have mentored 2 or more years, and $500
for students that have continued contributing outside of GSoC?

I think it seems fair, but would not be opposed to hearing from others. If we don't see any more suggestions or opposition, we should put put it up for a vote later this week. The 16th is the deadline to enter the lottery, so we want to at least give them a week to enter if possible should we vote to provide funding.