I have a few basic questions about the Codefest Grants.

 From the announcement:

	The application deadline is January 15, 2005. Decisions will be 
announced by March 1, 2005.

Is this still expected to be true with the deadline extension?  Will 
this announcement be public and will it include any details about the 
expected libraries?

Then, from the application:

	In the event that the codefest cannot proceed without advance delivery 
of some or all of
	the grant, separate application may be made by awardees to Ruby 
Central, Inc. for advance
	payment. If such advance payment is made, it will be on the condition 
that if, for any
	reason the anticipated expenses are not incurred, the funds advanced 
will be returned in
	their entirety to Ruby Central, Inc.

Is covering airline tickets just cause for advance payment?  If so, 
what's the soonest an applicant could expect to have airfare available, 
if offered a grant?

Again from the application:

	Grant recipients agree to make all software written under the auspices 
of the grant
	available under the same licensing terms as Ruby itself.

Does that mean dual GPL/Ruby licensing or can a team choose one of the 
two?

Finally, one of my own:  Can library construction begin before 
announcements are made (publicly, I mean)?  For example, would it be 
okay to open a Rubyforge project?

Thanks.

James Edward Gray II