Re: Debian grant for Chris Hofstader at FOSDEM?

From: Neil McGovern <>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 13:52:13 +0000

On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 09:35:48PM +0100, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> On 2015-11-14 16:44, MENGUAL Jean-Philippe wrote:
> > I think that hearing an expert about the stuff would be interesting. Chris
> > Hofstader is member of FSF, he worked for company which develops the most
> > famous screen reader (Jaws), and knows fine accessibility for blind people,
> > what is to be done from a dev point of view, etc.
> >
> > Hence my idea to invite him at next FOSDEM, to get involved in Distro and
> > Desktops devrooms.
> debian-events-eu_at_l.d.o is probably not the right list for a "+1",
> therefore I omit it here.
> > He accepted to come, but needs to have his travel covered. Could Debian do
> > this? He's from USA, so I think it would cost about 2000E. Would it be
> > possible? What's the process or who's the contact to do this, so that I put
> > him/her in our future mail exchanges if Debian accepts this?
> Maybe (Neil McGovern, CCed) is the right one to ask
> whether Debian could at least share travel expenses with FSF?
> Not sure, but worth a try!

I'm fine with Debian sponsoring this. For info, the reimbusement details
can be found at

It would be good to get a blog post or other publically acessible report
about it afterwards though.



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