Hi everyone,

For those who aren't aware, linux.conf.au is Australia's national Linux
conference and will be held in Canberra from Jan 28-Feb 1.

Those who are interested in the open source software side of things, as
well as open content, may be interested in the following program being
offered by Linux Australia, to assist people who would otherwise find it
difficult to attend.

Note the last criteria, which mentions Wikipedia specifically.  Be sure to
mention it if you apply :)



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bianca Gibson <bianca.rachel.gib...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM
Subject: [Linux-aus] RDP
To: linux-...@linux.org.au

Linux Australia is restarting the Regional Delegates Program from previous
These grants aim to reduce the financial barriers to attending
linux.conf.au2013, by
subsidising the registration and travel costs of contributors to the FOSS
community who are
students, on a low income, and others who would otherwise have difficulty
affording the cost
of attending the conference.

How do I apply?

Our priority will be to maximise the number of attendees we can assist.
Consideration will be
given to grant requests from outside Australia and New Zealand; however,
due to the larger
costs, we would have to balance each such application against the number of
local delegates
we could otherwise support.

Delegates who need to be accompanied by a guardian or caregiver (e.g,
minors or persons
with special needs) should include these details in their grant request.
Minors should include
contact details for their parent or guardian and have them sign the

Your application should:

-Provide background information about your contribution to or involvement
with the open source community
- Explain what you hope to learn from the conference.
- Show financial circumstances which would otherwise prevent you from
attending the conference.
- Provide details of what assistance you would require in order to attend.
This doesn’t need to be a detailed list - “Flights to/from $HOMETOWN +
accommodation” would be sufficient.
- Be in OpenDocument format, plain text, HTML or PDF.

Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:
- Participation in FOSS projects – art, hardware, software, documentation
- Reason for attending linux.conf.au
- Area of study
- Voluntary or paid work in IT
- Future plans/projects in mind
- Membership of FOSS related groups eg. a LUG, Linux Australia, LinuxChix, a
Hackerspace, Wikipedia, OWOOT etc.

Email your application to r...@lca2013.linux.org.au.

RDP team

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