[GRASS-PSC] GRASS Community Sprint 2013 - email for possible sponsors

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at ncsu.edu
Thu Jan 10 08:31:06 PST 2013

Looks good to me too. Depending on where you send or post it you may also want to create a shorter version,
some people who get lot of emails or just scan a webpage may not get past the first paragraph.
I will check how difficult it is to pay from the US to this account - if it too complicated, it may deter potential donors.
Is there a reason why Paypal or some other credit card service cannot be used (high fees perhaps?, I am just curious,
I don't really know much about this),


Helena Mitasova
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On Jan 10, 2013, at 11:20 AM, Michael Barton wrote:

> Looks good. Thanks.
> Michael
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> On Jan 10, 2013, at 2:34 AM, Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com>
>  wrote:
>> Dear Members of the PSC,
>> since the GRASS Community Sprint is approaching, I've been asked by Luca Delucchi, who is in charge to collect the donations for the event, to prepare an e-mail to be sent to the main companies that make extensive use of GRASS for their work (he is currently listing their email addresses) in order to ask whether they would be willing to sponsor the event. We thought that such email should be sent on behalf of PSC by one member (I could do that if it's OK for you). Please find below the content of the email we are proposing to send and please feel free to propose any modification.
>> ---%<---
>> The GRASS GIS team will organize a GRASS Developer and Power User Meeting, aka 'GRASS Community Sprint' from 2-7 Feb, 2013 [1]. The Community Sprint is a get-together for GRASS project members and supporters and related OSGeo projects to make decisions and tackle larger problems. For this meeting, we welcome people committed to improving the GRASS GIS project and the interfaces to QGIS, GDAL, PostGIS, R statistics, Sextante, gvSIG, OGC Services (esp. WPS) and more. This includes developers, documenters, bug reporters, translators and others.
>> The outcomes of past editions include wxGUI bugfixing, GRASS 7 time series and 4D data management, translations, implementation of new modules and lots of bughunting, testing, and bugfixing. For interoperability, the new QGIS-Sextante-GRASS interface was completely overhault and updated. Developers also had discussions on broad topics like GRASS GIS usage mobile devices, creation of a visual guide to GRASS GIS usage and much more. See [2,3] for details.
>> The third GRASS Community Sprint is a great occasion for you to support the development of GRASS. With your contribution you'll enable more developers to meet. The Community Sprint is an important opportunity for the GRASS developers to discuss and collaboratively resolve bugs, plan the direction for the project and work on new features. Developers and contributors are donating their valuable time, so it would be great if in-kind funding can be made available from within the community to cover out-of-pocket expenses. All of the work that takes place at the community sprint will be directly contributed back into the GRASS project to the benefit of everyone who uses it. 
>> This year the Italian OSGeo Local Chapter (GFOSS.it [4]) is in charge of gathering all the donations. Donations should be addressed to:
>> "Associazione Italiana per l'Informazione Geografica Libera"
>> Details of bank account:
>> IBAN: IT32J0335901600100000015079
>> BANCA PROSSIMA S.P.A. Via Verdi Ang. Via Manzoni - 20121 Milano
>> Any further question about donations should be addressed to Luca Delucchi <lucadeluge at gmail.com>
>> On behalf of the GRASS Community I would like to thank you in advance and to wish you happy new year.
>> Best regards
>> Margherita Di Leo
>> for the GRASS PSC
>> [1] http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Genova_2013
>> [2] http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2012
>> [3] http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2011
>> [4] http://www.gfoss.it/drupal/
>> --->%---
>> -- 
>> Margherita DI LEO    
>> Postdoctoral Researcher
>> European Commission - DG JRC 
>> Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES). Unit H03 – FRC
>> Via Fermi, 2749
>> I-21027 Ispra (VA) - Italy - TP 261
>> Tel. +39 0332 78 3600   
>> margherita.di-leo at jrc.ec.europa.eu
>> Disclaimer: The views expressed are purely those of the writer and may not in any circumstance be regarded as stating an official position of the European Commission.
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