Google Summer of Code mentor summit reimbursements

Mark Doliner mark at
Wed Oct 28 03:58:58 EDT 2009

Sean?  Nathan?  Mark S?


On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Evan Schoenberg, M.D.
<evan.s at> wrote:
> 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.

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