[Gdal-dev] Motion: Six month maintenance contract with Matuesz Loskot

Howard Butler hobu at iastate.edu
Sat Jan 13 22:23:44 EST 2007

+1 and congratulations.  I think this is a great step forward for  
GDAL and OSGeo.  It is excellent that the sponsors and OSGeo have  
given us the capability to keep someone as helpful and dedicated as  
Mateusz working on the "libc of GIS".


On Jan 13, 2007, at 1:56 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Motion: The GDAL PSC authorizes Frank Warmerdam to negotiate a  
> contract
> with Mateusz Loskot for 600 hours of GDAL maintenance over six  
> months for
> $9000.00 USD.  The maintenance work will be governed by RFC 9 with  
> an added
> focus on resolving GDAL provenance issues in order to graduate OSGeo
> incubation.  Frank Warmerdam is designated as supervisor (per RFC 9).
> ---
> Folks,
> I've received indications that we have our first 9K "in the bank" from
> sponsors, representing four silver sponsors less the 25% held for  
> general
> OSGeo purposes.  On the basis of that, I would like to proceed with my
> "master plan" to contract Mateusz.  I would appreciate PSC votes on  
> the
> above motion.  Voting should close Tuesday evening.
> I am very excited to have finally reached this point.  OSGeo  
> serving as
> a vehicle for maintenance funding has always been a big goal of  
> mine, and
> I hope this will be a model for other projects.
> I'd like to offer special thanks to our first four sponsors who  
> made this
> possible.  They are Cadcorp, Safe Software, SRC and Applied Coherent
> Technology.  Hopefully we will have them all on the credits page soon.
> Best regards,
> -- 
> --------------------------------------- 
> +--------------------------------------
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