[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Funding code Sprints

Michael Smith michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 22:07:06 PST 2016


I don't think there is a reason to have code sprints coordinate their times
to spread them out over the year. They should run when they need to run. We
don't have a cash flow issue that would require this.

And for the Paris Code Sprint, although a request was made, it does not
appear at this time that it will be needed with the carryover funding and
with the sponsorships.

I firmly agree that Code Sprints are one of the more important things that
the foundation does and if there are worthy candidates for funding, then I,
for one, would like to see our budget expand to cover these. What we have
now is just an expectation based on past support, but if new ones come along
that meet our guidelines, I don't see a reason not to support them no matter
the time period or if they exceed our current budget.


Michael Smith
OSGeo Foundation Treasurer
treasurer at osgeo.org

From:  Board <board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Venkatesh Raghavan
<raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>
Date:  Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 6:35 PM
To:  OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, OSGeo Board
<board at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject:  Re: [Board] Funding code Sprints

> Dear All, 
>  Considering OSGeo budget for 2016, I think, it could be
>  possible to support 3 or 4 Code Sprints at similar
>  sponsorship levels for each sprint as in the past.
>  I would like to propose to have code spread across three or four
>  periods across the year e.g Jan-March, April-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec
>  and have RFP's for code sprints just like we have for our annual
>  conference. 
>  OSGeo Code Sprint in Paris starting from today (22 Feb., 2016), fits very
> well
>  for the  first quarter of 2016. I see a great lineup of projects
>  and participants for the Paris Code Sprint [1].
>  Code sprints are an integral part of FOSS4G Conferences which is our
>  largest gathering of users and developers. It will be appropriate that
>  OSGeo Foundation supports Code Sprints at FOSS4G conferences as
>  an official event for the July-September period.
>  Best
>  Venka 
>  [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Paris_Code_Sprint_2016
>  On 2016/02/20 18:07, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> this is to acknowledge that there is a topic on discussion within the board
>> directors on assigning funds to sprint code requests.
>> Up to now a request-voting-fund approach has been followed without any
>> specific plan.
>> Since the board f2f meeting (thank you community for supporting that as i
>> believe it was an enormous opportunity for OSGeo to speed up advances and
>> was so fruitful) a budget has been draft and resources has been allocated.
>> With this mail I would personally like to ask a few questions the different
>> communities:
>> - who is intended to present a fund request for sprint code in 2016. This
>> will give an idea of the number of expected requests.
>> - do you have preferences on criteria for assign resources and eventually
>> what is your choice motivation?
>> Thank you,
>> Maxi
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