On Sat, 2014-01-25 at 14:56 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:14:22AM +0400, Alexandre Prokoudine
> Hello board,
> Is there an understanding, how many developers are going to attend LGM this
> year, and expenses of how many of them are going to be covered by the
> Inkscape organization?
> We'd appreaciate if you could give us this information, so that we had a
> better understanding, where we are regarding finances.
I was hoping someone else would chime in with their thoughts, but
personally I'm all for funding as many developers as possible.
Just to throw out some numbers for funding amounts, what if we offered
to cover up to $500 of expenses (fees + travel + hotel + food +
equipment) per person, for up to 10 people?
I would love to see a large number of Inkscape developers being able to
meet. My preference is that we support planning/hacking/working
meetings. LGM could be a good place for this to happen. I have been told
that there would be space for a hacking session before/after LGM at a
hackerpspace in Leipzig. [http://sublab.org
For just attending a meeting, I thinks we could offer developers partial
support (subject to SFC policy on demonstrating a direct benefit to
Inkscape). If the developer actively participates in the meeting (e.g.
gives an Inkscape related talk) or in a hacking session then we could
cover a larger amount. In the latter case, $500 is probably not enough.
I am also not sure a $500 lump sum is the best policy. For example, I
would prefer that we favor longer meetings so a per diem component would
be desirable. I wonder what other groups do.