Re: OPW; Where does the 500$ for each GSoC goes?

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:54:44PM +0200, Fabiano Fidêncio wrote:
Also, people really interested in find a way to save GNOME Foundation's
money (as Sébastien seems to be), could approach the Board with concrete
suggestions based on real data, not only on based on "guessing".

It's not only "based on \"guessing\"".

IF the Gnome Foundation spends money for GUADEC attendance sponsorship
for GSoC and OPW students, an easy way to reduce significantly the costs
is to sponsor the students for going to the nearest Gnome conference:
GUADEC, Gnome Asia, Gnome Summit, or another local event.

Alexandre pointed out that GUADEC is at the right time. But not every
OPW rounds are during the summer! So some OPW interns go to GUADEC
several months later than the round. So why not doing the same also for
GSoC and all OPW rounds (for students not living in Europe)? We are
talking about having more long-time contributors. Waiting several months
should not be a big problem, and it's _maybe_ even more effective to do
so, because if a new contributor is less motivated at the end of GSoC or
OPW, the conference several months later can bring back more motivation.
How are you sure that attending GUADEC is more effective? It's also
based on guessing!

But what is certain is that an intercontinental travel costs more, and
that is _not_ based on guessing.

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