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Re: Usage of Debian's Money

On 15/03/13 at 00:39 +0100, Toni Mueller wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:00:48AM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > On 12/03/13 at 10:43 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > > To other candidates, do you believe that we could benefit from using money
> > > for other things than hardware and meeting/travel reimbursment? If yes,
> > > what kind of things?
> > 
> > [ I replied in https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2013/03/msg00084.html ]
> My personal favourite would be more, and likely more geographically
> diverse, Mini-Debconfs ("Bar Camp" style?). I found the one in Berlin
> very inspiring, and I was so far, unfortunately, unable to make it to
> a real DebConf.

Indeed, such events are also a great way to meet the community of
advanced users / potential developers.

But I'm not sure of which problems would money solve. Based on my
experience from the Paris Mini-debconf (I was not involved in the
organization, but discussed it on a few occasions), it's not too
difficult to find free rooms in universities during week-ends in
exchange of some visibility/advertisement during the event.

What we could do is participate in the travel/lodging costs of Debian
contributors or people active in the event (giving talks, etc), and/or
piggy-back on the event to organize more focused meetings/sprints.


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