[Qgis-psc] [Fwd: Quantum GIS]
tim at linfiniti.com
Thu Oct 13 01:51:02 EDT 2011
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it> wrote:
> Just received this rather complex sponsorship offer.
> Obviously GFOSS.it, as a non profit association, cannot deal with this,
> so the only way I see is to have one of the commercial support firms to
> deal with this. Alternatively, the money could go directly to one of the
> developers for some specific task.
> Anyway, good news: people are starting believing and investing in QGIS,
> so the future looks bright.
> Any thoughts?
Wow thats fantastic. As I see it it should be fairly simple to resolve:
- One of us that has a business takes it on a a 'contract' billing the
client for 5000EUR
- All expenses of holding the hackfest are logged against that
contract up to the point of 5000EUR
- Any expenses in dealing with the money (admin gees, transfer fees,
vat, taxes etc) can be claimed off that total by the enabling business
In theory we could do it here, but I think it makes more sense for a
european business to manage so that you don't need to deal with a
foreign transfer for each reimbursement request.
Alternatively (and this is probably my preferred route since it seems
we already have the funding in place for the upcoming hf), we could
ask if we can use the money in a different way, and use it to pay for
someone to build a comprehensive test suite for QGIS which I think
would be a very worthwhile investment. We could even go through some
kind of tender process to select the person who will do it.
A final scenario is a hybrid of the two where one of our companies
invoices the donors for the amount and then subcontracts the
successful test builder to do the work. My work sheet is looking a bit
empty for December so I would be quite interested in tendering for the
> ------- Messaggio inoltrato -------
>> Da: Kanonier Johannes <Johannes.Kanonier at vorarlberg.at>
>> A: cavallini at faunalia.it
>> CC: Batlogg Nikolaus <nikolaus.batlogg at vorarlberg.at>
>> Oggetto: Quantum GIS
>> Data: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:17:46 +0200
>> Dear Mr Cavalini,
>> Mr Cedric Moeri told me to contact you with my request.
>> As a department of the State administration we are responsible for GIS in the public administration of Vorarlberg. One of our current projects deals with the migration of ArcView3.x to a new desktop GIS. ArcView is still widely used in our organisation (+- 300 users) but has to be substituted until middle of next year. After a longer evaluation phase we decided in our last meeting to continue the project with QGIS as the only substitution candidate. We allready started to customize and extend QGIS to fit to our tasks but we are at the very beginning.
>> Now to my question: We would like to sponsor the QGIS project but as part of the public administration we are not able to simply make a donation. Is it possible for you to issue an invoice to us for a certain QGIS development task e.g. one that you have on your agenda of the Developer Meeting in Zurich? This year we could offer € 5.000,- as support.
>> Feel free to contact me also via mobile phone (+43 664 6255 295)
>> Johannes Kanonier
>> Landesvermessungsamt Feldkirch
>> Johannitergasse 6 A-6800 Feldkirch
>> Tel: +43(0)5522/75482-60214
>> Fax: +43(0)5522/75482-6
>> E-Mail: johannes.kanonier at vorarlberg.at
>> Rechtsverbindlichen Schriftverkehr
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>> E-Mail: landesvermessungsamt at vorarlberg.at
>> Fax: +43(0)5522/75482-6
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