new blog post: 1 year of Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant
authorStefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:04:51 +0000 (14:04 +0100)
committerStefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:04:51 +0000 (14:04 +0100)
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+# 1 year of Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant
+
+As [[announced last year|2014/12/Shuttleworth_Foundation_Flash_Grant/]],
+starting January 2015 I've benefited from a "Flash Grant" kindly awarded to me
+by the [Shuttleworth Foundation](https://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org/). This
+post reports publicly about how I've used the money to promote Free Software
+via my own activism, over the period January-December 2015.
+
+I'm lucky to have a full-time academic job that provides me with a salary and
+basic computer hardware. But Free Software not being the only focus of my job,
+it gets difficult at times to get travel funding to specific Free Software
+events. So that is what I've mostly used the grant money for: attend Free
+Software events that I wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise.
+
+On grant money I've attended [LibrePlanet 2015](TODO)
+(`2015-03-19-boston-libreplanet` label in the financial reports below), where
+I've given the talk [Distributions and the Free "Cloud"](TODO), and FSFE's
+[LLW 2015](TODO) (`2015-04-15-barcelona-fsfe-legal`) workshop. Furthermore I've
+used the grant to reimburse otherwise not reimbursed out of pocket expenses in
+a trip to San Francisco (`2015-11-06-san-francisco-gsoc+osi`) that have been
+otherwise sponsored by Google (to attend the Summer of Code Mentor Summit) and
+OSI (to attend a F2F meeting of the Board of Directors). Finally, I've used
+grant money to offer lunch to invited lecturers in my master-level Free
+Software class at the university (label `2015-foss-class`).
+
+Actual financial reports are reported below, in [ledger](http://ledger-cli.org)
+format. It should be noted that, contrary to the usual expected 6-month
+duration of flash grants, I've used only about half the grant amount over a
+12-month period; I do not plan to pocket what remains, but rather keep on using
+it over the next year, reporting again publicly at the end of the period. Also,
+I did not breakdown further out of pocket expenses, but they invariably stand
+for public transport tickets and meals.
+
+
+### Balance sheet
+
+Overall:
+
+                        1966,11 EUR  Assets:Funds
+                       -4052,52 EUR  Equity:Opening balances
+                        2086,41 EUR  Expenses
+                          15,90 EUR    Bank:Commissions
+                         424,00 EUR    Conference:Registration
+                          56,50 EUR    Teaching:Speaker-invitation
+                        1590,01 EUR    Travel
+                         249,02 EUR      Lodgement
+                         562,51 EUR      Out-of-pocket
+                         778,48 EUR      Plane
+       --------------------
+                                          0
+
+Breakdown by purpose:
+
+* 2015-03-19-boston-libreplanet
+
+                         -1265,22 EUR  Assets:Funds
+                          1265,22 EUR  Expenses
+                               424,00 EUR    Conference:Registration
+                               841,22 EUR    Travel
+                               213,38 EUR      Out-of-pocket
+                               627,84 EUR      Plane
+         --------------------
+                                                0
+
+* 2015-04-15-barcelona-fsfe-legal
+
+                          -479,66 EUR  Assets:Funds
+                               479,66 EUR  Expenses:Travel
+                               249,02 EUR    Lodgement
+                                80,00 EUR    Out-of-pocket
+                               150,64 EUR    Plane
+         --------------------
+                                                0
+
+* 2015-11-06-san-francisco-gsoc+osi
+
+                          -269,13 EUR  Assets:Funds
+                               269,13 EUR  Expenses:Travel:Out-of-pocket
+         --------------------
+                                                0
+
+* 2015-foss-class
+
+                               -56,50 EUR  Assets:Funds
+                                56,50 EUR  Expenses:Teaching:Speaker-invitation
+         --------------------
+                                                0
+
+
+### Journal
+
+       2014-12-03 Shuttleworth Foundation flash grant                                    Equity:Opening balances                     -4052,52 EUR    -4052,52 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                 4052,52 EUR               0
+
+       2014-12-04 bank commissions on incoming transfer                                  Expenses:Bank:Commissions                      15,90 EUR       15,90 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                  -15,90 EUR               0
+
+       2014-12-24 plane tickets Paris-Boston round trip to attend LibrePlanet 2015       Expenses:Travel:Plane                         627,84 EUR      627,84 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                 -627,84 EUR               0
+
+       2015-01-02 LibrePlanet 2015 registration + travel fund contribution               Expenses:Conference:Registration              424,00 EUR      424,00 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                 -424,00 EUR               0
+
+       2015-03-02 plane tickets Paris-Barcelona round trip to attend LLW 2015            Expenses:Travel:Plane                         150,64 EUR      150,64 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                 -150,64 EUR               0
+
+       2015-03-19 lunch with invited speaker for lecture about FOSS release management   Expenses:Teaching:Speaker-invitation           28,00 EUR       28,00 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                  -28,00 EUR               0
+
+       2015-03-25 lunch with invited speaker for lecture about FOSS business models      Expenses:Teaching:Speaker-invitation           28,50 EUR       28,50 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                  -28,50 EUR               0
+
+       2015-04-03 LibrePlanet 2015 out of pocket expenses                                Expenses:Travel:Out-of-pocket                 213,38 EUR      213,38 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                 -213,38 EUR               0
+
+       2015-04-15 LLW 2015 out of pocket expenses                                        Expenses:Travel:Out-of-pocket                  80,00 EUR       80,00 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                  -80,00 EUR               0
+
+       2015-05-06 hotel in Barcelona for LLW 2015 (3 nights)                             Expenses:Travel:Lodgement                     249,02 EUR      249,02 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                 -249,02 EUR               0
+
+       2015-11-29 OSI F2F Fall 2015 out of pocket expenses                               Expenses:Travel:Out-of-pocket                 269,13 EUR      269,13 EUR
+                                                                                                                                                                         Assets:Funds                                 -269,13 EUR               0
+
+
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