[Incubator] request from zoo-project

Arnulf Christl (Metaspatial) arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net
Mon Jul 16 05:34:52 PDT 2018

Hi All,

in general I support this type of request and therefore vote +1 to fund 
one person from the ZOO-Project to go to FOSS4G.

+1 Arnulf


It feels a bit strange to have a conference host pay it's own organizer 
to send their own people to their own conference (please note the 
different connotation of each "own"). But this is the way we have set up 
FOSS4G and so far it has proven to work great.

Bruce also brings up a good point: If we support one project we have to 
expect others to also request for support. Maybe we can ask the board of 
directors to look into the OSGeo budget and check whether it would be 
viable to assign a specific budget to OSGeo projects? This should 
probably only apply to incubated projects which would be another 
incentive to follow the "OSGeo way of doing Open Source", something 
OSGeo should have a stretegic interest in.

Cameron is right that the concrete request from the ZOO-Project should 
have been submitted with more time to debate. The Incubator committee is 
known to be a bit slow to respond (which is totally OK in my mind given 
the sometimes complex and tricky issues needed to be looked at).

It should also be clear who is supported and that this is a clearly and 
openly debated decision of the ZOO-Project PSC (which again requires 
that ZOO go through incubation and has a formal body in place to govern 
the project).

The main point for my support is that many Open Source projects still 
have a hard time funding things that go beyond the simple "Give me this 
new functionality" type of CR.

Best regards,


Am 2018-07-16 um 12:42 schrieb Bruce Bannerman:
> Hi Jody,
> This will set a precedent.
> Do we have funding to support one person from each project to attend 
> I’d prefer that we didn’t go down this path, if we can’t offer 
> equitable treatment to all of our projects.
> Regards,
> Bruce
> On 16 Jul 2018, at 15:57, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com 
> <mailto:jody.garnett at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> The treasurer has received a request from the zoo-psc for funding so 
>> me travel to foss4g (where some presentations on ZOO-Project and 
>> MapMint are taking place):
>> * https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/zoo-psc/2018-July/000749.html
>> Reminder ZOO-Project, along with several other community projects, 
>> made budget requests here:
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2018#Community_Projects
>> ZOO-Project has not completed graduation and does not have an officer 
>> of their own, so I guess this falls on me as incubation chair to make 
>> the request on behalf of the ZOO-Project PSC.
>> /As incubation chair this looks fine, the ZOO-Project is both 
>> planning ahead with a budget request, and making use of the funding 
>> in a productive fashion. I kind of wish many of our other projects 
>> were as engaged./
>> I am happy to make the request, I will give it 24 hours in case any 
>> ZOO-Project PSC members, or incubation committee members, wish to 
>> provide input.
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
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