[Gdal-dev] GDAL Project Maintainer Contracted

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Feb 27 13:22:51 EST 2007


I've just sent out the following announcement about Mateusz' maintenance
contract.  He is starting effective March 1st.  It is my hope that we
can initially focus on fixes leading to a 1.4.1 point release in a few weeks.


OSGeo and the GDAL Project are pleased to announce the contracting of
Mateusz Loskot for general GDAL maintenance and support activities.
Mateusz has been issued a six month contact, and will be performing
duties reporting to the GDAL project steering committee.

The funding for this contract has been supplied through the GDAL sponsorship
program, by GDAL's first four silver sponsors: Applied Coherent Technology,
SRC, Safe Software and Cadcorp.  The project sponsorship program gives
organizations that depend on GDAL an accountable mechanism to support the


Mateusz' tasks will include bug fixing, testing, and user support.  He will
be working according to the "GDAL Paid Maintainer Guidelines" put in place by
the GDAL Project Steering Committee.  While sponsor bug reports will receive
a degree of priority his efforts will benefit the whole GDAL user community.


It is hoped that sponsor supported maintenance contracts such as this will
bring a new level of professionalism and responsiveness to the GDAL project,
and serve as a model for other OSGeo projects.

I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
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and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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