[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo's spending budget for 2015

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sun Jan 18 11:30:08 PST 2015

Hi Angelos,

Yes this is a great plan (I spoke with BrianH about this idea a few 
months ago also).

For those unaware, individuals (often local chapter reps) order USB 
drives from local distributors, and there are many many problems at 
FOSS4G events with incorrect formatting of drives, wrong OSGeoLive 
version, etc etc.  Angelos and Brian are proposing that we use one 
distributor and they handle creating the drives and ship them for all 

+1    !!!!!!

Can you all come up with cost estimates and let us know?


On 2015-01-18 3:29 PM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> After the problem we faced in 2014 creating working OSGeoLive USB drives
> for FOSS4G, I propose that we should produce Live USBs massively this
> year, and send to 2015 events according to estimated demand.
> Thoughts?
> Best,
> Angelos
> On 01/18/2015 09:02 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Hello community!
>> It's important that we now come up with a budget for the OSGeo
>> organization for 2015.  This is a great opportunity for committees such
>> as our Systems Architecture committee, or the Marketing committee, to
>> request funding to be put aside for spending for specific needs.
>> Thanks to a nice brief financial report from our Treasurer Mike Smith at
>> the last Board meeting[1], we know that we have approximately 250,000
>> USD cash on hand, plus another 100,000 USD to come from Portland FOSS4G
>> profits shortly.
>> I have started a template to record our 2015 budget in the wiki[2] and
>> the OSGeo Board will work with committees to update it;
>> please if you have a specific need for funding (servers, marketing
>> materials, anything) speak up here and we would like to put aside the
>> funds for your needs for 2015.
>> Thanks everyone,
>> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2015-01-15#Minutes
>> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2015
>> -jeff

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