Google Summer of Code mentor summit reimbursements

Luke Schierer luke at
Thu Oct 22 16:43:18 EDT 2009

> Hi all,
> As most of you are probably aware, each year we send a couple of
> Summer of Code mentors to the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit in
> Mountain View.  Google reimburses mentors for their travel expenses
> for this summit.  This year, those reimbursements are being paid en
> bloc with our mentor payments for Summer of Code.  As those mentor
> payments have in the past taken some time to get completely settled, I
> would like to request authorization to reimburse the mentors traveling
> to the summit (Gary Kramlich and myself) once I have collected the
> appropriate travel receipts, and before the Google reimbursement
> arrives.  I anticipate the total being somewhere around $700.
> Note that this does not represent any actual outlay on the part of
> IMF, Inc., aside from any interest which might have been earned on the
> reimbursement money in the interim.  We are simply causing IMF to
> float the debt rather than individual mentors.
> If directors could vote 'Yea' or "Nay' on the following proposal in a
> timely fashion, I would appreciate it:
>     IMF, Inc. shall reimburse mentors traveling to the 2009 Google
>     Summer of Code Mentor Summit for their actual travel expenses
>     (those expenses to be reimbursed to IMF by Google at a later date,
>     and no others) once appropriate receipts demonstrating actual
>     expenses have been provided.

This seems reasonable to me.  Having mentors for the summer of code is
important, and I think we, having few expenses, are in a better possition
to float the debt than an individual mentor.   I vote in favor of this.


> As I am a reimbursed party under this proposal, I recuse myself from
> this vote.
> Ethan
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