[gdal-dev] Motion: Authorize Islandwood Funding for Brian Case

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Feb 7 16:34:50 EST 2012


The Seattle Sprint has a surplus this year and is offering the 
participants three options to deal with part of the surplus. I am 
emailing to ask what the PSC wants to do with respect to the 
registration paid by GDAL for Brian Case.

The options are:

1- Take a reimbursement of 100-150$ (that would go back to GDAL's budget)

2- Leave it to 2012: Turn down the reimbursement and let your share of 
the surplus be split between the other sprinters from this year who 
choose to take the reimbursement

3- Leave it to 2013: Turn down the reimbursement and leave your share as 
part of the surplus that will be passed to the 2013 sprint in Boston

Any preference? I would be leaning towards #3...


On 11-12-14 2:03 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Motion: The GDAL PSC authorizes funding up to US$525 to pay entrance fees
> to the Islandwood Code Sprint for Brian Case.
> -----
> Brian (aka winkey) has done lots of work in recent years on and with
> GDAL/OGR. Most notably he has developed the libkml based OGR KML driver.
> Brian lives relatively near the Islandwood sprint and would arrange to get
> himself there and other ancillary costs. We would just be paying the
> entrace fees (which also implicitly covers housing and food). Information
> on the Islandwood Sprint (successor to the Toronto, NYC and Montreal
> sprints
> of recent years) is available at:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/IslandWood_Code_Sprint_2012
> I'm afraid I haven't done a detailed financial review of GDAL/OGR project
> funds but I think we have in excess of $10K in reserve so this is a modest
> expenditure, and I think can serve the community building goals of the
> project
> well. I think we should also be open to similar support for other
> substantial
> contributors to GDAL/OGR who don't have corporate travel support, who would
> like to attend the sprint, and who would be able to get themselves there.
> However, that is not explicitly covered by this motion.
> --
> I'll start with +1 Frank.
> PS. I'd love to make a new batch of GDAL project tshirts in the coming
> year if someone is up to organizing.
> Best regards,

Daniel Morissette
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