[OSGeo-Conf] Conference Dev budget -Fwd: [Board] OSGeo Budget 2020

michael terner ternergeo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 11:44:44 PST 2019

- Board; just to Conference Dev

Conference Dev:
Was just curious what our process is for submitting a budget request for
next year. When I hit the link below and do a little navigating I find
the draft
2020 Budget <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2020>, and there are
$0 allocated to Conference Committee, although there is $25,000 available
for the travel grants. Indeed, five other committees have identified
budgets in this draft.

I know we're low-budget and collaborative, but is there any wisdom in
seeking some kind of budget for our operations, and/or new initiatives?
Indeed, we're heavily involved in helping to fund OSGeo by helping to
ensure the Global FOSS4G Conf continues and is financially successful.

Just curious to know the process, and what our plans might be for 2020...

Happy holidays to all and best wishes heading into the new year...


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 2:39 PM
Subject: [Board] OSGeo Budget 2020
To: <projects at lists.osgeo.org>
Cc: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, OSGeo Board <
board at lists.osgeo.org>

Dear OSGeo project members and committees,

Over the previous years, OSGeo has been proud to support a growing
number of project events, such as code sprints, developer meetings, and
user conferences.

OSGeo is reaching out to all committees, including project steering
committees, to help plan our budget for 2020.

As in last year, the board is discussing about assigning a starting
budget of 2000$ to all graduated projects who have reported to the board
the last 12 months (e.g. during the AGM or directly to a board meeting).

For projects with more of a plan (to pursue a specific goal) projects
are welcome to send a more detailed request for approval (see detailed
budget requests from 2019 e.g.

A good idea is to focus on OSGeo participation, for example attending
the AGM or OSGeo code sprint. Also keep in mind OSGeo goals as an
organization, (e.g. interoperability goal: CITE compliance or
participation developing new standards)

We would like to ask you to help us with budget proposals to assist your
project. This will help us set aside a realistic amount of funding.

Please add your project info to the budget draft at:


ideally by Dec 30 ahead of our next board meeting.

When making a budget request please keep in mind the vision and goals of
our foundation, along with any obligations you wish to meet.

Thank you.

On behalf of the OSGeo Board,


Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Board mailing list
Board at lists.osgeo.org

Michael Terner
ternergeo at gmail.com
(M) 978-631-6602
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