[GRASS-PSC] Re: Donations for the GRASS project

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Mon May 25 15:29:11 EDT 2009

On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
>> Thanks for the information,
>> I see this is in line with OSgeo policy and I have no objection at all.
>> (I didn't want to be negative, I just had some thought and personal
>> considerations.)
>> The Qgis Sponsorship and Donation program look well structured, and we can
>> take inspiration from that.
>> Here are some other questions that I have:
>> - Do GRASS need to be a legal entity to manage donations and sponsorship?
>> (probably OSGeo can do it for GRASS if required)...
> Maxi,
> I would note that OSGeo's sponsorship program is setup with a lower
> limit of $500 for closely tracked contributions because careful
> tracking of small contributions is too labour intensive for us to
> take on.
> However, it would be crazy to create a new legal organization for
> such a purpose.

It appears that my messages are not much read :)

We handle the donations via GFOSS.it, a legal body in Italy.


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