[okfn-coord] Fwd: FW: [pd-discuss] Public Domain Calculators Meeting, University of Cambridge, 10-11th November 2009

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Wed Nov 4 18:17:02 UTC 2009

What's our total budget from COMMUNIA and does it cover flying people
in for the workshop?

If flying them in will still leave us with at leave, say, 2-3k EUR
then I think we should do it (this seems to me to be enough to cover
any expenses we'll incur going to COMMUNIA events in the next year).


2009/11/4 Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>:
> Hi all,
> We (qua Communia member) need to decide fairly promptly whether or not
> we allocate some of our Communia funding to fly out someone from
> Tulane in the US to the public domain calculators meeting in Cambridge
> next week. If we want to fly them out, the quicker we act the cheaper
> it will be. (So +1/-1s from anyone would be appreciated!)
> Cons: it will use up around $1200-1600 of our budget. We will have to
> arrange to reimburse them to US bank account. Additional hassle and
> paperwork on our end.
> Pros: it would be really useful to have them at the workshop. We will
> probably not get through our Communia budget (especially at our
> current rate) which is several thousand Euros per year - so could be
> useful to use it on something good. Longer term there is scope for
> cooperating with them on a bid for an international PD calculator
> project. Rufus and I spoke to them to day and sounds like what they've
> got is quite developed...
> As an aside - I think it would be *really* good if we could try and
> arrange for as many core OKF people as possible to attend a Communia
> meeting next year. It would be great to introduce you all to other
> interesting people from projects/orgs across Europe - and this is what
> our budget is for! (Just in case this makes a difference to people's
> views re: budget..)
> Any/all thoughts welcome...
> Best,
> J.

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