Google Summer of Code mentor summit reimbursements

Mark Doliner mark at
Fri Oct 23 03:14:19 EDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Luke Schierer <luke at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Luke

I vote yea!


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