[GRASS-PSC] Re: Donations for the GRASS project

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Fri May 8 15:19:32 EDT 2009

Dear PSC,

back to a long term issue... (with solution):

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 4:30 PM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
> PSC,
> (cc President of GFOSS.it)
> during the last Italian GFOSS/GRASS meeting (last week) we discussed again
> to add a "donate to GRASS" button (via Paypal) to
> http://www.gfoss.it
> (also site of the Italian OSGeo chapter).
> Given the fact that OSGeo is not interested in small donations (in my
> opinion OSGeo errs here ignoring the potential community donations,
> see for an old proposal: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Microdonations
> and remember how Wikipedia and OSM get money), I suggest to activate
> the button.
> The money is obviously hold in trust by GFOSS.it for the GRASS project.
> We could, once some money is accumulated, co-finance bug-squashing
> meetings, hack-sessings, promotional material or even invent our
> own "GRASS winter/spring/... of code" with a competition for the best
> proposals.
> GFOSS.it already does the same for the QGIS project.
> When operative, we can clone the button on the GRASS main
> Web site, too.
> Any objections to proceed?

As we had positive feedback in this list, we have set up
the Paypal button along with the kind help of the GFOSS


The page isn't linked yet on the site, as the wording may need
further fine tuning (please help!). For inspiration, see [1].

Looking forward to many micro-donations,


[1] http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

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