Groups and individuals occasionally request that OSI-USA provide financial support for meetings and projects of various sizes and shapes and purposes. The following are the four primary criteria that the OSI-USA Board considers when deciding whether to fund or otherwise actively support. We look for...

  1. Projects that serve underserved areas of the world
  2. Leveraged efforts that reach multiple people, especially in training or other sustaining sorts of way
  3. Situations wherein other groups or individuals have already made investments so that OSI-USA augments rather than initiates projects
  4. Project sponsors and facilitators who will do good work and bring the story back to the larger OS community

...this particular version of these criteria were penned during July 2004 Board conference call. MichaelHerman

Some basic sorts of information we need to hear from folks asking for support...