Google Summer of Code mentor summit reimbursements

Evan Schoenberg, M.D. evan.s at
Fri Oct 23 16:14:56 EDT 2009

On Oct 23, 2009, at 2:14 AM, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:

> 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!

I, too, vote yes.


> -Mark
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