[okfn-coord] Some Funding proposals sent on to OSI

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Jan 30 18:32:37 UTC 2008

This is great Rufus!

Yes, I think we should definitely apply to NLnet.

A couple of things they emphasise on their site:
 * "A focus on societal impact and actual usage..."
 * "...application contains a target audience ... and tells us how you 
are going to disseminate results and promote awareness."

I think these things are covered in the application as it is, but will 
try and look over again in detail tomorrow.

We can send pdf via the web form [1]...


[1] http://www.nlnet.nl/foundation/request/index.html

Rufus Pollock wrote:
> I just sent the outlines of 3 of our projects on to Vera Franz at OSI 
> (following a long phone conversation 10 days ago). I've removed the 
> attachments but they can be found on the board wiki at (password 
> protected with the usual login):
>      http://www.okfn.org/board/wiki/FundingMaterials
> We'll see what comes of this ...
> Jonathan: I note the NLNet deadline for proposals is the 1st of 
> February. Is it worth submitting the CKAN item to them as we 
> discussed? I've now updated this (as you will see on the wiki) to be 
> more generic but I don't know whether you can just post them the PDF 
> or we need to do something more.
> Regards,
> Rufus
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Follow-up to our recent chat
> Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 13:25:15 +0000
> From: Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
> To: Vera Franz <vfranz at osieurope.org>
> Dear Vera,
> Here are the promised project summaries attached in PDF format.
> Apologies for the delay in getting these to you -- last week was rather
> busy!
> I've used PDF as I thought this ensured maximum portability, however if
> you'd like these in a different format (e.g. Open Office or even plain
> text) please let me know. The two main ones to look at in terms of OSI's
> current interests are probably "Where Does My Money Go" (relevant on the
> governance and transparency side of things), and "Weaving History"
> (relevant on the educational and content reuse side of things), though
> CKAN might also be interesting from the infrastructure and reuse point
> of view.
> Finally, I'm sorry we won't be seeing you at "Open Knowledge 2008
> (OKCon)" on the 15th of March but I hope we'll get a chance to meet in
> person soon.
> Regards,
> Rufus

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