[mapserver-dev] 2017 Project Budget

Lime, Steve D (MNIT) Steve.Lime at state.mn.us
Mon Dec 19 09:28:45 PST 2016

How did it work out for the couple of projects that had had $'s last year (QGIS and GeoServer)? I'm curious about:

  - did they have more detailed project budgets?
  - what did they spend $'s on?
  - what was the reimbursement and documentation process like?

I thought the code sprint costs were more general and not specific to a project, including forwarding profits. 

I do like the idea of the project having a small budget for travel grants to sprints and the conference...


-----Original Message-----
From: mapserver-dev [mailto:mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jeff McKenna
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 9:19 AM
To: 'MapServer Dev Mailing List' <mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: [mapserver-dev] 2017 Project Budget


See below a request from the OSGeo Board, for an idea of the amount of 
funding that the MapServer project might request, for 2017.  Note that 
we are not actually making a formal request for funds, yet; instead this 
would be an amount to let the OSGeo Board know that we might be asking 
for, in the upcoming year.

I am proposing that we let the OSGeo Board know that we might be 
requesting 5k (this is USD) for 2017; we could use those funds to help 
flight/hotel/travel costs, to the upcoming Daytona Beach sprint, for 
example, or to help cover the organizing costs of the sprint.

Thoughts?  (of course we might only request 2k, in 2017, who knows)

You can see that I have added that 5k to the table (see bottom) at: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2017  But we can easily edit 
that page and adjust the amount.

More thoughts:

I would like to see our mindset at OSGeo, and for MapServer, change to 
start helping along the devs, who travel and give their time for these 
events, with (at least minimal) funding to help with flights, hotels, 
and living costs, during OSGeo events, like the Daytona Code sprint.



On 2016-12-15 6:03 PM, Anita Graser wrote:
> Dear OSGeo project members,
> It is this time of the year, OSGeo is looking forward to 2017. Over the
> previous years, OSGeo has been proud to support a growing number of
> project events, such as code sprints, developer meetings, and user
> conferences.
> To plan for next year, the OSGeo board is reaching out to all
> committees, including PSCs. We would like to ask you to help us with
> proposals for you planned event support requests for 2017. This
> information will help us to set aside a realistic amount of funds.
> Please join GRASS, QGIS, Geoserver, and the ZOO-Project and send me your
> requests or add them to the budget draft yourself at:
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2017#Draft_2017_Budget
> ideally until Monday Dec, 19th.
> Thank you and best wishes,
> Anita Graser
> OSGeo Board
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