thank you for the strong statement, especially for me (as chair), for the whole conference committee and of course for our community. Your statement clearly shows, how important TGP should be for our community and also *why*.
In the next 1-2 weeks I really want to work out a proposal on how to extend TGP from global also to regional OSGeo events - you remember, we just had this one case for the Oceanian chapter. I know, that we as CC will not spend all of our TGP-budget for this year. I think this is because there was simply no procedure on how to get OSGeo suport for TGP for regional events, but this is exactly what we want to change for next year - and of course we rely on the support from the board (and the community as a whole) ;-)
Am 26.09.2018 um 09:51 schrieb María Arias de Reyna:
> Thanks Steven,
> It is very important to understand *why* TGP is important. Why we do
> what we do. It is not charity. It is not throwing money to feel
> better. It is not spending money for washing bad behavior.*
> The intent is to grow and improve our community with more and more
> people that, otherwise, will not be able to attend. It is enriching
> our community with active people.
> If only a fifth of this year's TGP participants continue working on
> OSGeo and grow the community on their area in the following years, I
> would be really happy and I would feel it was a good investment.
> * I haven't seen this feeling in our community, but I have seen this
> "colonial" thinking on other communities and it made me feel really
> disgusted. So I wanted to patch before seeing the wound, just in case
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 9:38 AM Steven Feldman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Jody pointed out that I posted this article in the wrong section of the web site, so I have shifted (and extended it) to https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-travel-grant-recipients-share-their-experiences-of-foss4g-2018/ >>
>> On 25 Sep 2018, at 19:19, Steven Feldman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Here is a blog post summarising some of our TGP recipients experiences https://www.osgeo.org/foss4g-travel-grant-experiences/ >>
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