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

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Wed Jun 9 07:45:04 PDT 2021

Ok, so our documentation has been updated to reflect the renaming of the 
sponsorship tiers. The advisory council mailing list has been renamed to 
gdal-advisory-council at lists.osgeo.org (there's a remaining issue with 
the archives not appearing after the renaming. ticketed at 


Le 08/06/2021 à 22:08, Even Rouault a écrit :
> PSC,
> 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.
> Even
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