Sourcelift

Flight cost aid for open source teams
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About

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Most open source teams would love to organise sprints to move their projects forward. They may also dream of attending a specific conference together. However, as they’re often made up of unpaid students, these dreams rarely become a reality.

Kiwi.com has decided to do something about this, so we created the SourceLift Fund to bring communities together. By providing flights, we hope to boost the progress of FOSS projects while rewarding tireless contributors with a well-deserved trip at the same time.

Terms

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Apply at least a month before your event takes place
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Teams must be made up of 3 – 10 members
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Each team member may receive a flight voucher of up to 200 EUR
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A team of three is still eligible if two members are on location and only one needs a flight
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We’ll personally evaluate every application
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Projects supported by businesses or major organisations are not eligible (e.g. Docker, nginx, Django, Etsy’s statsd, Apache Airflow, etc)
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Our decision is final

What we are looking for

We’ll take the following into consideration when selecting applicants:

  • Popularity of the project
  • Activity of the applicants in the project (not limited to code contributions)
  • We’ll give preference to anything related to the technologies we use (see the list below)
  • Preference will also be given to events and destinations that we’re attending. We’ll get to meet you and possibly contribute to your sprint (see below)

Preferred projects

  • Language-agnostic developer tools (e.g. text editors or package managers)
  • Python-related projects (libraries, tools, etc)
  • Node.js-related projects
  • PostgreSQL-related projects

Events we are attending

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FAQ and Contact

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Are these flights for students only?

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No.

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Who will judge the applications?

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Kiwi.com engineers that are involved in OSS communities

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When can I expect a response?

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We’ll let you know our decision within two weeks of receiving your application.

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