[Board] Funding Sprint

Tim Schaub tschaub at opengeo.org
Wed Aug 31 22:08:51 PDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Ravi Kumar <ravivundavalli48 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "developers already "donate" a ton of time and
> energy to the projects, and if they have to pay to attend a sprint
> (where they contribute even more), it doesn't make sense"

Taken out of context, I see how this could be misinterpreted.  I
didn't mean to say that participants should never have to pay for a
sprint.  I know they cost money, and that money has to be raised

The part that doesn't make sense to me is that the money developers
pay to participate in a sprint would go to support the foundation.
Again, this seems backwards to me.  I think that to the extent
possible, the foundation should be supporting developers, not the
other way around.

I think it would be great if the foundation could generate enough
reserves to offset the costs of things like development sprints.  This
is the opposite of saying that sprints should generate enough revenue
to pay for foundation expenses.


> I agree partially, that they have to be shown consideration and to be
> encouraged.
> How ever they may be given a concession, as the organisers are also from
> typically
> similar backgrounds. You spend for such events, with good returns for sure,
> and those
> attending will also benefit by 'Networking'.
> Ravi
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Tim Schaub
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