On 02/10/2017 04:18 PM, Michael Siepmann wrote:
> On 02/10/2017 02:58 PM, Tufts wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Bryan Richter <br...@snowdrift.coop>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 12:40:52PM +0100, Robert Martinez (mray) wrote:
>>>     On 09.02.2017 19:04, Bryan Richter wrote: > On Thu, Feb 09, 2017
>>>     at 05:40:24PM +0100, Robert Martinez (mray) > wrote: >> The FSFE
>>>     ML just put my attention to a funding project of the >> german
>>>     government: >> >> https://prototypefund.de/en/ >> >> It looks
>>>     like they pay 30.000€ over a 6-month period, given that >> you
>>>     meet some requirements. Imho Snowdrift.coop has a chance. > >
>>>     Looking at the first round's winners >
>>>     (https://prototypefund.de/en/our-first-round-of-funding-goes-to/), >
>>>     I'd say I completely agree. > > But it says, "Self-employed and
>>>     independent developers who live in > Germany can apply for
>>>     funding." Do we have anybody that meets that > criterion? > > Oh,
>>>     I see on the application itself it asks, "Are you applying as an
>>>     > individual or as a team." Still, I would expect the whole team
>>>     might > need to live in Germany. mray, how much extra room do you
>>>     have in > your house? ;) > > Or perhaps we could recruit some
>>>     people. I am certain there are > Haskellers in Germany who would
>>>     want to help out. As Salt proposed I asked about the necessity of
>>>     being an entierly german GbR the answer was: The only thing that
>>>     really matters is that the ones receiving the money have their
>>>     residence in Germany. 
>>> Then it sounds like you should apply! Is there anything the team
>>> should do to support the application? Do we have any good milestones
>>> that could be used as a "goal" to help sell the application? (Since
>>> having a concrete goal would make the application more enticing.)
>> Milestones: https://tree.taiga.io/project/snowdrift/epics
> On the topic of funding sources, has this one already been considered or
> tried?
> https://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org/

Shuttleworth Fellowship is probably the best fit of many options. We've
applied twice over the years and not received the fellowship. We should
still apply again.

We have this list: https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/grants

And I have a list of more to consider and add to that, and would be
happy to see this German thing and other appropriate stuff added. Anyone
interested in helping us decide and pursue such resources is welcome to
do that. It's hard to judge priority because applying and not getting
them does take away from our direct work.

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