[Members] [SCAM] Supporting sprints

Daniel Gultsch daniel at gultsch.de
Sat Feb 22 09:17:29 UTC 2020


If we remove the comments that were directed to us this feels ready
for publication on https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Sprints

Am Do., 20. Feb. 2020 um 21:14 Uhr schrieb Maxime Buquet <pep at bouah.net>:
>
> I am CC-ing members in hope that more people will join the discussion.
>
> On 2019/11/20, Maxime Buquet wrote:
> > Hi SCAM,
> >
> > I have added an item I would like to be discussed during our next
> > meeting alongside others (2019-12-03): https://trello.com/c/2Q3RKyIT
> >
> > It is not a small item and so I would like to invite you to take some
> > time to read it first and think about it so you don't discover it during
> > the meeting.
> >
> > Comments on list would of course be welcome!
>
> Things have been discussed within SCAM some time ago and we agreed[0]
> that sponsoring sprints is something we want to see happen.
>
> After discussing this a bit more with daniel, I propose following
> concrete actions. I wasn't exactly sure under what format to propose
> things, that can be reworked.
>
> ---
>
> 1. Money given by the XSF as sponsorship for a sprint shall be used for
> food and(/or) beverages.
>
> The amount is still TBD but I would suggest something around ~15EUR per
> person for the whole event for a maximum of ~100-150EUR (or equivalent
> depending on the country / currency).
>
> This doesn't seem much, but my personal goal is to encourage
> decentralization. Small (3-6) events everywhere. I understand though
> that it might be easier for new people to take part with a slightly
> larger number of people (6-10).
>
> In the longer term, I'd like us to think about sponsoring travel and
> accomodation, but that requires a lot more thoughts to be put into this.
> Food and drinks is an easy first step.
>
>
> 2. Your event meets the requirements to be sponsored if:
> - The topic(s) is XMPP-related.
> - It is public. Limited seats / RSVP are fine.
> - It is an event aimed at “contributors” of the protocol or XMPP
>   implementations (e.g., developers, translators, documentarians,
>   protocol designers).
>
>
> 3. To get your event sponsored once you meet the above requirements, you
> should contact SCAM[1] and make sure your request gets on the agenda.
> You do not need to be an XSF member.
>
> Because you fill the requirements doesn't always mean we will be able to
> support you.
>
> SCAM will deliberate on a regular basis (TBD), and depending on the
> number of requests, budget, etc., we might grant to one and not the
> other (or none at all). In any case, do not hesitate to ask again for a
> later event!
>
>
> 4. Communicate about it!
>
> This means two things:
> - Ensure the community knows about your work. Make sure people can build
>   upon what you have done.
> - Show people outside of our sphere that things are happening.
>
> This is usually done by publishing what you have done (possibly
> work-in-progress), sending your questions and/or summary of what has
> been discussed to the list, writing an article about it, etc.
>
>
> We are happy to help at any point if necessary. Please do not hesitate
> to get in touch.
>
> ---
>
> That's it. Please comment!
>
> Happy Hacking!
>
>
> [0]: https://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/scam/2019-December/000001.html
>
> [1]: Either via email, mailto:scam at xmpp.org, but as mentioned above it
> requires a subscription, so make sure you follow through with it. Or
> join the channel xmpp:scam at muc.xmpp.org?join.
>
> --
> Maxime “pep” Buquet


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