[mapguide-internals] MapGuide Sponsorship money for bug fixes
trevor_wekel at otxsystems.com
Mon Jul 27 21:02:14 EDT 2009
>From what I understand, other OSGeo projects have been using sponsorship money to fund bug fixes and development work. I wonder if we should implement something similar for MapGuide?
The GRASS project accepts PayPal donations in any amount directly through GFOSS.it (http://grass.osgeo.org/donation.php). OSGeo has accepted GFOSS.it as the Italian Chapter of OSGeo. Since more than half of the MapGuide PSC is based in Canada, would it make sense to set up a Canadian OSGeo Chapter? As a separate corporate entity, the Canadian OSGeo Chapter could issue donation receipts to Canadian entities.
As per the project sponsorship guidelines http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Project_Sponsorship, we could also earmark 25% of the funds received for OSGeo Foundation support.
Is this worth pursuing? Does anyone have alternative suggestions?
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