[TOS] Public request for funds

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Mon Jul 19 22:10:42 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 9:25 PM, Sebastian Dziallas <sebastian at when.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 1:35 PM, Mel Chua <mel at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 05/26/2010 01:45 PM, Mel Chua wrote:
>>>> My situation:  I speak at several conferences each year, and I have two
>>>> talks confirmed at LinuxCon aside from the mini-summit.  My company
>>>> usually pays travel expenses for my conference attendance.  However, we
>>>> were just acquired by a different company a few months ago.  Financial
>>>> issues are still shaking out, and my travel budget has disappeared
>>>> completely.  I would not expect a TOS organization to pay my entire
>>>> travel agenda to LinuxCon, but would be very pleased if I could get the
>>>> plane fare (~$500) and possibly one hotel night (~$180) covered.
>>> I'll check with my team's budget and see if we can find $680 somewhere
>>> in the "discretionary education-related stuff" bucket or otherwise. Will
>>> keep the list posted. This seems like a great example of the sort of
>>> thing that should be funded anyhow.
>> Hey, Jeff - Red Hat has set aside some budget for TOS-related stuff, and
>> this sounds like a good use of this budget to us. :) If you'll write a
>> trip report to Planet TOS, Red Hat will gladly cover your plane flight
>> and one night of hotel.
> I'd like to put my hat in the ring here, too. I'm still a student and
> co-organizing the summit; so any help with travel funding would be
> really appreciated (I can certainly write up a proposal and trip
> report, too).
> --Sebastian
>> If this sounds agreeable, find me on IRC and we'll get the details taken
>> care of (mostly "I should put your plane ticket on my Red Hat credit
>> card").
>> So I suppose this works as an informal budget request protocol, and we
>> can try to figure out ways to make it more useful/transparent. :)
>> --Mel

Alright, here's the long promised note I'd send along. I'm a student
from Germany who just graduated from high-school and am coming over
this August to start studies in the US. I'm obvious not swimming in
money, given that tuition fees and college expenses aren't that cheap.
I'm organizing and running the LinuxCon Education Summit with Jeff
(things are shaping up well:
http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/LinuxCon_2010). It'd be really
awesome if I could get my plane flight (~$200) and one hotel night
(~$120) covered. As mentioned before, I'd also be willing to post
notes from / after the summit to the planets.


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