[EuroPython] government money, socialism et al.

Laura Creighton lac@strakt.com
Fri, 15 Feb 2002 14:31:37 +0100

Yes. AB Strakt has lots of experience getting money out of such
bodies.  Jacob Hall=E9n had that as sort of a full time job for a few
years before becoming one of the founders here.  Some of the rest of
us have done it before as well. One of the reasons we at AB Strakt are
developing our product is to make this process _easier_ (EVENTUALLY --
don't ask for help now, our very first release is still months away,
and the first target to organise is 'a small university' (i.e. ours),
not 'everybody who want to get money from the Commission'). But that
is our eventual target. We know all about the paperwork, the change =

document tracking, and the like.

The only difficulty is time. The Commission does not move quickly.  I =

like a years lead time between (I want the money) and (I start to get it).
Sometimes that is not long enough.  Also, nobody at AB Strakt has much in =

the way of free time.  I really wish you guys had told me sooner ...