Linux Australia Grant Scheme
Please carefully read the guidelines below. At the bottom of the page is a
cut and paste application form, ready to fill out.
Send to email@example.com
Linux Australia - Guidelines for distribution of funds
The request must:
- Be for the good of some project that relates to Linux or Open Source
- Have some tangible result (such as a finished bit of code, a piece of hardware, a web site) so the community can feel the funds are being well used
- Be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and optionally to email@example.com (all applications will eventually be discussed on linux-aus)
- Must have specified milestones, and attempt to meet them (e.g. I will port Linux to the Gronk 4281 within 6 months)
- Have open documentation proceedures if possible (i.e. an open developers mailing list, CVS repository, whatever is reasonable for that project)
- Must credit LA with sponsorship on their website, with an appropriate link
The applicant must:
- Outline the need as specifically as possible
- Be a member or affiliate of Linux Australia
- Be a person willing to take responsibility for making the request on behalf of the project
- Agree to the responsibilities he/she must undertake if the application is accepted
- Supply Linux Australia with any necessary receipts
- Provide Linux Australia with a brief report as to how the project went, results, etc. Optionally publishing how funds were used and the status of the project on a related webpage. Reports will be published to the linux.org.au website.
Applications may be but are not limited to:
- For overhead costs such as some bit of hardware, or bandwidth for an open source project
- Resources such as web space, hosting, mailing lists
- Support for organising an event or conference
- Advertising or media coverage of some event or conference
- Bulk ordering of items that may be useful to many LUGs/SIGs
- The application will be discussed by the Linux Australia Committee at the next meeting, and then the results posted to the linux-aus mailing list for membership approval.
- The membership then has 2 weeks in which to contest the application, otherwise it will be accepted and processed.
- In the case of the application being contested the application will be open discussion on the linux-aus mailing list for a further 2 weeks. Then the committee will make the final decision. (This prevents applications being dragged out for too long)
- For seemingly worthwhile sponserships less than $100 the Linux Australia Committee will make the call, and post to linux-aus for the information of the membership. Two committee members must agree to any single request of this type.
- The Grant limit will not exceed $2000 in any calendar month until modified by the committee.
- Linux Australia retains the right to refuse project requests at its discretion.
Aim of Project:
Person Resposible for Request: