[FOSDEM] Looking for sponsorship...!!

Francisco Picolini fpicolini at mozilla.com
Tue Jan 6 11:14:58 CET 2015

Hi Jeremiah,

First of all, I would like to point out that Mozilla doesn't have a "lot
of money", as you may think, and we are trying to accommodate the
maximum amount of volunteers to travel to FOSDEM. So please, don't do
comments like this without informing yourself first.

Hi Sumanth,

I personally send an email to mozillians mailing list, to Reps general
mailing list, other public lists in Mozilla, and a topic in Discourse,
that you can see here:
and here:

Explaining the reasons and the restrictions we have for this year. For
budgeting issues, we can only cover full travel and accommodation for a
certain amount of people, and those people has been already selected
about 2 weeks ago.

If you need more information about this, please feel free to contact me
by email.


El 6/1/15 a las 10:48, Jeremiah Foster escribió:
> Hi Sumanth,
> I'm surprised that Mozilla is not sponsoring you. They have lots of money.
> Regards,
> Jeremiah
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 4:03 AM, Sumanth Damarla <damarla.sumanth at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello guys,
>> This is Sumanth from India. I am very delighted for my lecture to be
>> selected under Security Dev Room in FOSDEM 2015. Since I am a student I
>> cannot afford for traveling and accommodation... :( Its a very precious
>> opportunity for a student. Now I am looking for sponsorship... Could anyone
>> help me out??
>> I am working for Mozilla Winter of Security (MWoS). Working as Webmaker
>> Super mentor. Contributing for Mozilla Security. Working as Firefox OS App
>> Developer trainer & Open source evangelist. I organize Mozillian events and
>> show path for folks to choose their interest to contribute to Mozillian
>> Community.
>> I am really passionate about open source projects. I try to contribute to
>> them as much as I can with my current programming skills.
>> My accepted proposal for FOSDEM: etherpad.mozilla.org/zapfosdem
>> Mozillian Profile : mozillians.org/en-US/u/sumanth/
>> Featured as Webmaker Super Mentor in Mozilla Official blog :
>> https://blog.webmaker.org/community-literacies-india
>> My Blog : http://sumanthmoz.wordpress.com/
>> My current project Mozilla Wiki page :
>> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Mentorships/MWoS/2014/OWASP_ZAP_AMF_Support
>> If anyone can help me out... Mail me personally. Try to reach out soon
>> since I have to apply for VISA asap.
>> With Warm Regards
>> Sumanth Damarla.
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Francisco Picolini
Community Events Manager

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