[Board] new Sponsors page draft

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at ncsu.edu
Fri Oct 23 06:06:02 PDT 2015

We also need to to keep in mind our non-profit status which puts some restrictions on what we are allowed to do.
Jeff can you point us to the application and any relevant documents that we should be aware of?

Thank you Helena

> On Oct 23, 2015, at 4:43 AM, Venkatesh Raghavan <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp> wrote:
> 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.
> Best
> Venka
> Best
> Venka
>> Cheers,
>> 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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Helena Mitasova
Professor at the Department of Marine, 
Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
and Center for Geospatial Analytics
North Carolina State University
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