[Gdal-dev] Motion: Adopt OSGeo Project Sponsorship Program
hobu at iastate.edu
Mon Nov 6 15:30:21 EST 2006
+1 on joining the OSGeo Project Sponsorship program.
I hereby move that any disbursements of project sponsorship funds be
accompanied by a motion to the PSC.
I hereby move that all motions to the PSC be documented on a page on
the website for historical and accounting reasons and to pluck them
out of the rigamarole of day-to-day list traffic.
At 01:02 PM 11/6/2006, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>GDAL/OGR PSC Members,
>I hearby motion for the GDAL/OGR Project to join the OSGeo Project
>Sponsorship program described at:
>I am attaching the public web page I would publish describing GDAL/OGR
>sponsorship if the motion is adopted.
>Voting will be open till 2:00pm EST on Wednesday.
>I set the clouds in motion - turn up | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
>light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
>and watch the world go round - Rush | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
> * <index.htm>Main Page
> * <annotated.htm>Classes
> * <files.htm>Files
> * <pages.htm>Related Pages
>Development and maintenance of GDAL/OGR is supported by
>organizations contracting developers, organizations contributing
>improvements, users contributing improvements, and volunteers.
>Generally speaking this works well, and GDAL/OGR has improved
>substantially over the years.
>However, there are still many tasks which do not receive the
>attention they should. Processing bug reports, writing
>documentation, writing test scripts, evaluating test script failures
>and user support often receive less attention than would be desired.
>Some new features of broad interest are not implemented because they
>aren't important enough to any one person or organization.
>In order to provide sustained funding to support the maintenance,
>improvement and promotion of the GDAL/OGR project, the project seeks
>project sponsors to provide financial support. Sponsorship would be
>accomplished via the
>Sponsorship program. Funds are held by OSGeo for disposition on
>behalf of the project, and dispersed at the discretion of the
>GDAL/OGR Project Steering Committee.
>The primary intended use of the sponsorship funds is to hire a
>maintainer on a contract basis. The responsibilities would include:
> * Addressing bug reports - reproducing then fixing or passing on
> to another developer.
> * Extending, and running the test suite.
> * Improving documentation.
> * Other improvements to the software.
> * General user support on the mailing list.
>Sponsorship funds may also be used to contract for specific
>improvements to GDAL, provision of resources such as web hosting,
>funding code sprints, or funding project promotion. Decisions on
>spending of sponsorship funds will be made by the GDAL/OGR Project
>Sponsoring GDAL/OGR provides the following benefits:
> * Ensures the sustainability and health of the GDAL/OGR project.
> * All sponsors will be listed on the project
> <credits.htm>Credits page, ordered by contribution class (Platinum,
> Gold, Silver) with a link back to the sponsor. Silver sponsors and
> above may include a logo. Platinum sponsors may also have a logo
> appearing on the OSGeo main page.
> * Sponsors will be permitted to indicate they are project
> sponsors in web and other promotional materials, and use the GDAL/OGR logo.
> * Sponsors will received a degree of priority in processing of
> bug reports by any maintainer hired with sponsorship funds.
> * Sponsors will receive a detailed report annually on the use of
> sponsorship funds.
>Sponsors can sponsor GDAL for any amount of money of at least $500
>USD. At or above the following levels a sponsor will be designated
>as being one of the following class:
> * $27000+ USD: Platinum Sponsor
> * $9000+ USD: Gold Sponsor
> * $3000+ USD: Silver Sponsor
>Sponsorships last one year, after which they may be continuing with
>a new payment, or allowed to lapse. OSGeo is a US 501(c)3 charity
>and sponsorships are eligible as a charitable contribution for US
>taxpayers. Appropriate receipts can be issued when needed.
>Organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring the GDAL/OGR
>project should contact Frank Warmerdam
>(<mailto:warmerdam at pobox.com>warmerdam at pobox.com) with questions, or
>to make arrangements.
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