Re: GNOME Travel Committee & Travel Policy: A proposal for consideration and feedback

Hi Bruno,

Bruno Boaventura wrote:
> I'm with Claudio on this issue. Last year I could not go to GUADEC if
> I had to pay 200 € (wait to be reimbursed has been difficult). GUADEC
> should be a special case.

You are making an assumption of unlimited funds!

This year, we have allocated a provisional travel budget of €30,000 - it
may go over that, butu this is our provisional budget.

Do you remember how much it cost you to get to Istanbul, Bruno? With
accommodation, perhaps €1000? Baris told me that last year we funded
people for $60,000 - which covered travel and accommodation for...
flights for 27 people, and accommodation for 35 people. Do you think
that perhaps we could have used this money more efficiently to benefit
60 or 70 people?

So which has more value? Being able to cover 30 people, or being able to
cover 40 people, because we ask people to pay what they can afford when
we agree to fund them?


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org

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