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Re: [Volunteers] Grant proposal around women in college and open source

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005, Barton C Massey wrote:
> What we'd like to get from you, preferably in the next few days (the
> proposal deadline is June 14), is an organization leader's signature
> on a memorandum of understanding that would show your support for this
> proposal as we apply to the NSF for funding.  I'd be happy to draft
> this memorandum with your guidance, or you may prefer to draft it
> yourselves.

One problem you're about to run into with LinuxChix (I don't know about
Debian Women) is that its governance is kind of loose. LinuxChix is not
a registered association, organisation or company in any country. It
also, historically, doesn't make decisions as quickly as you seem to
want, primarily because it's entirely volunteer run.

You probably want Jenn Vesperman's signature (note that she's in
Australia, if you want physical pieces of paper that quickly you may
have to pay for an international courier or express air mail).

I would personally like to see your draft of the memorandum of
understanding, partly because drafting things by informal committee
(which is what we'd do at LinuxChix) takes a while, but mostly because
it will give us a better idea of what you actually want from us.

On that note, would you like to contact the actionchix@linuxchix.org
list? It's never really gotten off the ground, but in theory the
subscribe base is most likely to contain volunteers for what you want:
the charter is meant to be Chix who want to do volunteer work (on FOSS,
women in computing and such like).


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