[Board] new Sponsors page draft

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Fri Oct 23 01:43:57 PDT 2015

Hi Jeroen,

On 10/23/2015 5:25 PM, Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
> Hi Venka,
> One thing I would not like to see happening is that OSGeo starts competing with companies on FOSS4G support, workshops and training (maybe, if given at commercial rates, I would consider this).

Totally agree. No competition with companies for FOSS4G
support. Only finds ways to bring some tangible benefit
to our sponsors.




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> Jeroen
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>> Op 23 okt. 2015 om 01:48 heeft Venkatesh Raghavan <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp> het volgende geschreven:
>> Apart from the above we could also consider a mechanism wherein,
>> tickets filed for bug fixes and request for new features in OSGeo Software
>> products by Sustaining and Principal Sponsor will be given a fast track
>> treatment. OSGeo Board will liaise with the  PSC chair to deal with such
>> priority tickets. A certain % of the sponsorship funds will be reserved
>> for paying developers  if/when necessary to deal with issues related to
>> such prioritized tickets.
>> Sustaining, Principal and Supporting sponsors will be permitted to
>> conduct training sessions with OSGeo Software and such workshops
>> could use OSGeo Logo on banners and course completion certificates
>> issued to the participants. Sustaining sponsors could hold 6 "OSGeo Approved"
>> training sessions per year, Principal Sponsors 4 and Supporting Sponsors 2.
>> Sponsors will also have access to list job opportunities, internships and
>> fellowship openings in their respective organizations on the OSGeo Website.
>> Wild thinking, perhaps.
>> My 2JPY,
>> Venka

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