@pilou would you be so kind as to send the following as followup of the NLnet grant issue?
This week-end NLnet sent the following message, which motivated me to draft the workplan sooner rather than later:
Last call for NGI0 Discovery approaching
Please note that we are rapidly approaching the last call round from NGI Zero Discovery. Currently over 90% of the available budget is already allocated to 135 projects, with the August call still being processed. This means that if you are nearing the end of your existing grant and were considering applying for a follow up project - you probably do not want to miss the October 1st deadline…
Here is a tentative workplan for a total budget of 50,000€ with an hourly rate of £40 / 45€ / 70$ Canadian with 7 hours per day i.e. 315€ per day that is approximately 160 days of work or 8 month (20 work days per month). @zeripath @techknowlogick this is merely a guide to get you started: since you’re going to be the one doing the work it must ultimately be something you feel you can easily accomplish in the timeframe. And the hourly rate must also be adjusted to match your needs. A few notes:
- This is not a full time commitment, it can stretch over a longer period of time depending on your availability. The payments of the grant are not time based, they happen when a public proof of the deliverable completion is available.
- While the workplan is based on the one included in the generic grant application, I stripped it down to the very minimum (as far as I can do that given my limited knowledge). I tried my best to focus on what would be a good foundation for gitea to build on. In other words I tried to keep the bigger items, those that really require funding to implement because they need days if not weeks to land.
- I suggest you rework this workplan so that you are 100% convinced it will be very easy to finish. In my experience this is the key to success.
- The Web Client and User Research task lists are not included because they are unlikely to fit in the budget. The grant will be enough to make significant progress with the infrastructure changes required for federation. But committing to deliver user facing changes in that timeframe is probably too ambitious.
What do you think?
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