On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 03:01:33PM -0700, Josh Andler wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Bryce Harrington <bryce@...> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 12:36:22PM -0700, Josh Andler wrote:
> >> Hey All,
> >> I'm curious if we can do something. This is basically because of my
> >> current situation of still having a number of health related issues
> >> I'm dealing, and therefore can't maintain any form of steady work
> >> right now. Is there a possibility of the project getting a debit or
> >> credit card through the SFC that if the board votes to approve funding
> >> something Bradley can make payment arrangements in advance rather than
> >> it be reimbursement style?
> > I seem to recall we had enquired once before about this, for a student
> > that couldn't float air fare, and the response was that they had to have
> > an invoice before funding for it to be legal within the non-profit
> > regulations. But may be worth you doublechecking with Brad just in
> > case. There may be better ways that this type of case can be solved.
> Okay, I will email Brad to see if it's a possibility.
> >> For the record, this is coming from a discussion with Jon Cruz last
> >> night and him nudging me to attend SVG Open in Cambridge, MA this
> >> year. I have an uncle out there I'd most likely be able to stay with,
> >> but the airfare would be the issue.
> >> As an aside, I will also bring up that we're trying to determine the 2
> >> mentors for the GSoC Mentor's Summit this year as we have three very
> >> interested individuals. Jasper and Tav are both presenting at SVG Open
> >> this year so they will be in the states within a week of the summit.
> >> Felipe also wants to go... If one of them is on the waiting list,
> >> generally, Google will have the additional funding intended for the
> >> original slot available still and apply that. However, if we were to
> >> need additional funding to bridge a gap, what would the board say to
> >> funding a potential gap (this is hypothetical on a number of levels)?
> > Given that students a) are already getting $$ from google, b) typically
> > have not (yet) contributed to Inkscape outside the parameters of their
> > GSOC project, and c) are kind of hit and miss about sticking around
> > post-project, I'd generally feel that monies from Inkscape's fund should
> > be directed to longer term continuing contributors rather than students.
> These are all mentors. All of which have been active contributors for
> a few years now. Tavmjong is our Invited Expert to the W3 SVG Working
> Group (who most recently proposed gradient meshes for SVG 2.0 and they
> were accepted). Jasper is one of our rendering & filter gurus (giving
> two separate talks at SVG Open this year), he is trying to get
> diffusion curves into SVG. Felipe is a previous student turned mentor
> who is still actively working on improving our SVG Font support and
> the font creation workflow in Inkscape. He is also working on a side
> project with Dave Crossland to create an open source usability testing
> suite (does all the eye tracking, input recording, and other stuff
> necessary to see how users approach interfaces. Inkscape was
> apparently their primary motivation for creating it. Felipe is also
> king of, get him with another developer he gets in hyper-coding mode.
Ah, my misunderstanding. So, in general the advertised purpose of the
funds is to help defray travel costs for Inkscape contributors to
relevant conferences, and what you describe sounds like it fits those