[okfn-coord] Estimate for work funded by Open Society Institute?

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Nov 16 19:42:25 UTC 2009

Update: as we have to move quickly on this I've contacted Helen with
comments on proposal document and asking about matching their budget.

I guess it would be useful to have a quick whip around to see who
might be interested in working on this. Becky, Jordan, Rufus? (I am
happy to do most/all of the work on this if others don't have enough

Given that this will inform OSI strategy in this area I think its
potentially of quite high strategic important to the OKF. In terms of
vision, imagine we could have something like a basic template of
technical infrastructure for open government data - consisting of
something like 'What Do They Know?' + 'Is it Open?' + CKAN - to make
it easy to request, find and browse official datasets. Also would be
great to combine expertise of FOI campaigners with legal/technical
expertise of OGD crowd!


On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> 2009/11/13 Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>:
> [...]
>> The existing budget is as follows. Should we just ask OSI to match
>> what Access Info are asking for or ask for more? (My inclination is to
>> ask them to match what Access Info are asking for.)
> My inclination is the same as yours.
> However do we have any steer from OSI or from Helen? Would a sudden
> doubling in projected budget be a problem?
>> Access Info and Consultants for Scoping Paper
>> Helen Darbishire, Access Info Executive Director, 15 days @ €350.00 = €5,250.00
>> Access Info research staff/consultant - 15 days @ €200.00 = €3,000.00
>> Organisation XX review of paper and provide comments €1,000.00 = €1,000.00
>> Organisation XX review of paper and provide comments  €1,000.00 = €1,000.00
>> Access Info telecoms costs and office costs (based on day rate of €27
>> per day for short-term projects) for 30 days of research €27.00 =
>> €810.00
>> Total = €11,060.00
> We would not need the line items for Organization XX review. Thus our
> ask would reduce to: EUR 9,060.
> We would also need to think about the line items (assuming this detail
> is needed) since I'm not sure who would take the role of Exec
> Director. In our case we tend to parcel out the work in a more
> distributed way among e.g. Becky, myself, Jordan and you.
> Regards,
> Rufus
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