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

Thank you very much for your answer, Kat.

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 06:12:15PM +0100, Ekaterina Gerasimova wrote:
interns attending events in 2014 were sponsored within allocated
travel budgets out of general funds or by sponsors for that event.

For the budget allocated for travel, would it be a lower bugdet if
interns are less sponsorized? or sponsorized to go to a nearer

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.

Was it decided into closed doors?

It seems that many Gnomers find OPW worthwhile, I don't question that
(or many don't want to speak up because it's a touchy subject, or many
don't have a strong opinion). Google is one of the biggest companies,
and doesn't care about spending a few millions for the GSoC for having a
good image wrt open source community (yes I know, [citation needed]).
But for the Gnome Foundation, is it the same? By spending $15k, do the
Foundation sacrify on other areas?


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