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

2009/2/18 Sven Herzberg <herzi gnome-de org>:
> Am Dienstag, den 17.02.2009, 21:35 -0300 schrieb Bruno Boaventura:
>> Hey Stormy, Dave and Claudio!
>> >> Seriously, I don't like this. Telling a student who's been contributing
>> >> on his free time to the project that he needs to request special
>> >> consideration if he can't afford those 200 € could even cause him not to
>> >> apply at all.
>> >>
>> >> I think GUADEC is a special kind of conference in the sense it needs to
>> >> be inclusive, specially for people who is not so integrated in the
>> >> community and for whom attending may have a huge impact on their
>> >> involvement. Maybe hackfests and other local conferences may suit better
>> >> for the approach you propose, but definitively not GUADEC.
>> 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.
> I totally agree here: I got an invitation of Tim Ney in 2003 to get to
> GUADEC Dublin, the foundation covered all of my expences for GUADEC in
> Kristiansand, they paid all but the fuel for my Stuttgart trip and they
> paid the accomodation and flight for my Vilanova trip.
> None of these 4 trips would have been possible with having to pay 200
> EUR for each trip. Especially students are _very_ short on money, so
> maybe we should separate students from other people regarding the way
> the y are treated, but I'm all with Claudio and Bruno in this
> argumentation. I prefer to have 30 students who cannot affort to pay
> anything at GUADEC than 90 who can pay 200 EUR (making up numbers here
> to show how I think).

Note that I'm not against a generalized co-pay policy, I'm just
concerned about making it a rule set to stone that would have an
impact on our ability to foster future contributors.

> Regards,
>  Sven
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Un saludo,
Alberto Ruiz

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