[OSGeo-Discuss] Are there proposed ways to raise funds for OSGeoprojects?

Camilo Polymeris cpolymeris at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 14:48:02 PDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at opengeo.org> wrote:
> I've done collaborative funding projects by hand a couple times (and
> am doing one now: if you are interested in faster PostGIS indexes and
> have $5000+ to contribute, contact me) but have been repeatedly
> surprised at the lack of infrastructure. Kickstarter is for artists.
> I've seen some attempts at collaborative open source funding sites
> come and go: are we all just too cheap for this to work?

A web search revealed some sites that target that niche. Among them:


But each has less than 50 open bounties: not very promising, IMO.
I think the bounty system is sometimes perceived as discouraging to
developers that do not participate in it.


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