[Foss4g2009] FOSS4G 2009 Budget Input to OSGeo Budget

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 18:28:33 EST 2008

As per IRC chat between Frank, Tyler and myself, our budget has factored 
in a $20K (Australia) profit based on 500 attendees, which is what we 
consider to be a conservative estimate for attendance.

Of note, the budget is not finalised yet, but we will to achieve the 
above statement when finished.

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Folks,
> We are finalizing the OSGeo budget for 2009 and one of the numbers I need
> is the expected profit/loss from FOSS4G 2009 based on a reasonably 
> conservative
> attendance scenario.   As you may recall the RFP requested a profit - 
> I forget
> the formula, but I've normally thought of it being around the $20K USD 
> mark or
> so.
> Tyler mentioned that the most recent budget he reviewed for FOSS4G 
> 2009 had
> three attendance scenarios - 300, 500 and 700 with profit(loss) 
> projections
> of (-83K AUS), (-4K AUS) and 61K AUS.
> Is it the position of the FOSS4G 2009 LOC that OSGeo should base it's 
> budget
> on a conservative expectation of losing $83K AUS in 2009?  Or perhaps it
> is your plan to up prices or otherwise alter things such that a 
> conservative
> scenario does turn a reasonable profit?
> Best regards,

Cameron Shorter
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