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

On 16 September 2014 11:33, Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet gnome org> wrote:
On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 09:07:18PM +0200, Alexandre Franke wrote:
But we should stop guessing or making assumption now and wait for
someone from the travel committee or with the relevant knowledge about
that budget to confirm what is done with this money.

We are still waiting for a response here. What is the approximative
budget allocated directly by the Gnome Foundation for outreach?
Including GUADEC attendance sponsorship for GSoC students and OPW
interns. And including at least the two OPW interns in 2013 sponsored
directly by the Gnome Foundation.

I'm just curious. There are other ways to use this budget, or at least
reduce the outreach budget quite significantly without loosing much,

I will try to answer all of your question about financial data, but
please let me know if I miss anything.

The USD 500.00 which the Foundation receives from Google per GSoC
intern goes into general funds which are spent on hackfests,
conferences, other events, employees, hardware and outreach.

Google also offer up to USD 500.00 per exceptional intern towards
travel to events. This USD 500.00 is unrelated to the money that I
mention above. In 2013, Google were kind enough to be able to give
GNOME an exceptionally large amount towards GSoC intern travel, which
has meant these funds were not available to GNOME this year. All GSoC
interns attending events in 2014 were sponsored within allocated
travel budgets out of general funds or by sponsors for that event.

OPW currently requires the sponsoring organisation to cover USD 500.00
of travel costs per intern. Up to this point in time, the travel of
GNOME interns has always been covered by external sponsors. Before
this came into effect, GNOME OPW intern travel sponsorship always came
from the allocated travel budgets for that event from the general
funds or from sponsors for that event.

GNOME put $10000 towards interns in the 2013 financial year and $5000
in the 2014 financial year. That is one intern per OPW round except
summer 2014 which was completely covered by external sponsors. There
is currently a vote happening on the board mailing list with regards
to sponsoring an intern for winter 2014/2015, which will come to USD
6000.00 if it passes. It is hoped that external sponsors can be found
to cover all GNOME interns again.

Apart from the internship programs, outreach-related items also show
up in the marketing expenses (generally sending the GNOME events boxes
to events) and the events expenses (generally funding for people to
attend events or hold them).


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