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

I believe you can legally sign with a web form too. If you want the
psychological impact of signing, that's different.

I'm not an attorney, but I talked to one about web forms a while back.
The trick to make it legally binding is to make sure you can associate
the email address/login/person with the person that filled out the web
form. That's why all the web services you sign up for send you an
email that you then have to click through. But I don't think you're
worried about the legal side as much as the making sure they know what
they agreed to, right?


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 3:25 AM, Dave Neary <dneary gnome org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I of course have no problem with a web form for requesting sponsorship,
> but I would like to see us have, like the Linux Foundation, something
> that people sign which lists the obligations they have in return for
> travel support (actually attending, for example - I don't want to see us
> reimbursing people for empty plane seats).
> A written agreement is also important for the person who is travelling,
> since it commits the foundation to reimbursing and states before the
> trip what will be reimbursed, when.
> If there had not been some contentiousness in the past on what was
> covered and what wasn't, and when reimbursement would happen, this might
> not be necessary. Doing this informally in the past has, however,
> resulted  in problems, which we should try to avoid in the future.
> Cheers,
> Dave.
> Davyd Madeley wrote:
>> On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 14:08 -0700, Stormy Peters wrote:
>>> You can find the missing attachment (the application form for travel
>>> assistance) at
>> The obvious question: why isn't this a web form?
>> It would be possible to knock up a little web management UI console
>> whatsit that fed these requests directly into a queue thing where they
>> could be scored by the Travel Committee.
>> I'm happy to volunteer to whip something up to implement this.
>> --d
> --
> Dave Neary
> GNOME Foundation member
> dneary gnome org

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