[OSGeo-Conf] Call to discuss FOSS4G 2017 proposals prior to voting

Venkatesh Raghavan venka.osgeo at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 06:58:45 PST 2015

On 2015/11/09 10:44, Dave McIlhagga wrote:
> HI Guido,
> Thank you for the good question.

Agree. My other comment at the end of the mail.
> First of all I should point out that the $90,000 cost is an at-cost fee for provision of these services. Keep in mind they will be doing a lot of the open source geospatial leg work that is often handled by the LOC volunteers, such as sponsorship recruitment, marketing activities, program logistics support, etc...
> In addition, they have agreed to financially backstop the event, ie. put up any of the seed funds required to move this forward, and cover shortfalls in the worse case that this should take place.
> I think the best way to think of this is:
> 1. The 90,000 is to cover the internal labour costs for LT to provide these services, so that the organization will at least be cost-neutral in providing these PCO services
> 2. The LT visibility items are compensation for putting up seed funding, and financial insurance.
> Another way to think about it — it’s just a good way for two open source geospatial organizations to give each other a hand.

Dave, thanks for putting it in another way.
Two open source geospatial organizations giving each other a hand is 
great, but giving 90,000USD to the other to hold hands beats my logic.



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