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

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Jun 10 10:31:52 PDT 2021

Belated +1


On 2021-06-09 10:45, Even Rouault wrote:
> 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 
> https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/2611#comment:2)
> Even
> 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

Daniel Morissette
Mapgears Inc
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