On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 03:41:35PM +0000, Nathan Hurst wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 09:19:39AM -0600, Ted Gould wrote:
> > I'm still against doing paid projects with the foundation's money. I
> > think that introducing having some paid developers and others not is
> > difficult. GSoC is different in that it's Google handling the money and
> > it's also limited to a relatively restricted group of developers
> > (students). I think that the amount of animosity caused by the money is
> > not offset by the amount of work completed.
> > That being said, yes, we should spend the money. I'd rather spend it on
> > hackfests where the foundation would cover travel and expenses for
> > developers to work on specific projects. So, for instance, do a color
> > separation sprint the week before LGM. Or, perhaps a webpage boot
> > strapping hackfest the few days before SCALE in LA.
> I'm with Ted, $13k doesn't go very far, even for student projects
> (equivalent to perhaps two SoC students). Unless there was a very
> unsexy project and the right person we would be better off using the
> money for tee shirts and travel.
My vote's with Ted and Nathan. I think Ted's idea of a hackfest or
development sprint is brilliant. Or even just offsetting LGM travel
costs (like, up to $500) for as many Inkscape contributors as possible.