[OSGeo-Discuss] Code Sprint: How Much?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Oct 9 12:09:12 PDT 2008

Paul Ramsey wrote:
> I've been thinking about something similar to the Bolsena event in
> North America, but it's hard to work out a scheme that will be
> productive, given the geographic dispersal of folks. I think a "C
> tribe" sprint would be excellent, but we're pretty spread out (though
> biased towards Ottawa / Quebec). Anyone want to rent a chalet in the
> Gatineau hills?  I'll burn some frequent flier miles to come to *that*
> :)


Well, the idea is attractive to me.  If I had a better internet connection
I'd be willing to convert my whole basement into a programmer haven for a

The downside of the Bolsena event, in my mind, is that it puts the entire
financial onus on the attendies.  For some that is pretty tough.  I'd
prefer to see an event that could be mostly paid out of project sponsorship
funds (from projects like MapServer, and GDAL) with the attendies providing
their time and labor.

Best regards,
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