[gdal-dev] Renaming Sponsorships tiers to align with NumFOCUS ones

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Tue Jun 8 13:08:48 PDT 2021


We've had a request from NumFOCUS to align the titles of the GDAL 
sponsorship tiers with the ones of NumFOCUS, to limit the risk of 
confusion, which was one topic discussed during last meeting.

For reference, the ones of NumFOCUS are at 
https://numfocus.org/sponsors/become-a-sponsor, so to get consistent, 
our new levels would renamed as:

- Gold (previously Platinum): 50k

- Silver (previously Gold): 25k

- Bronze (previously Silver): 10k

This will help especially for actors that already have a relationship 
with NumFOCUS and can be confused by the current non-alignment.

NumFOCUS confirmed that companies that offer a sponsorship designated to 
GDAL will receive both GDAL's benefits and NumFOCUS ones under that tier 
(if they don't already benefit from NumFOCUS sponsorship at a higher 
level because already sponsoring other NumFOCUS projects)

I'm +1 for that change. I don't anticipate sponsors to mind about that 
change. The different tiers and relative positioning with other actors 
is probably what matters to them, more than the absolute title of the 
tier. Anyway, we'll communicate that change to the current sponsors, and 
adapt our own documentation.


My software is free, but my time generally not.

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