Linux Australia Grants 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 firstname.lastname@example.org You can find a non-exhaustive listing of approved grants on the grants page.
Linux Australia - Guidelines for distribution of funds
What Can I Apply For?
- Overhead costs such as some bit of hardware, or bandwidth for an open source project
- Resources such as web space, hosting, mailing lists
- Advertising or media coverage of some event or conference
- Bulk ordering of items that may be useful to many LUGs/SIGs
- Support costs for a community project that utilises Free and Open Source Software
- Support for organising an event or conference*
* Note that financial support for events through the grants scheme is limited. More substantial seed funding is available through dedicated Linux Australia event support.
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.
The request must:
- Be for the good of a 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 email@example.com
- 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 procedures 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
- For seemingly worthwhile sponsorships less than $100 the Linux Australia Council will make the call, and post an announcement to the linux-aus mailing list, to keep members informed. Two council 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
- Step 1: Read through the previous successful grant requests, talk with people on the committee and in the community about your potential request.
- Step 2: Put your request to both the council and the membership by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
- Step 3: The request will be put up for a 2 week review period by Linux Australia members.
- Step 4: At the end of the review period, the council will take a vote on the request, taking into consideration the views expressed by members on the linux-aus mailing list. You will be notified of the result along with the membership as soon as possible after the vote is taken.
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