[MapServer-dev] 2024 budget planning

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Nov 1 10:59:38 PDT 2023

Hi MapServer community (devs, users, packagers, promoters, all),

I see other projects beginning early discussions on planning for 2024 
budget spending.  I would like to start a wiki page for the 2024 budget 
for MapServer.  I am planning on including those items 
never-funded-yet-heavily-relied-upon-by-users such as releases, 
packaging, testing/CI infrastructure maintenance, and documentation, as 
well as source code contributions (in other words, including the full 
dev community of MapServer in the budget).

I think 2024 is a good time to create a realistic budget for MapServer, 
and then share that publicly with the FOSS4G community.  I think we'd be 
happily surprised that organizations are willing to support the 
sustainability of MapServer.  Worst-case scenario is that we have a 
publicly available realistic view of the cost of keeping MapServer 
reliable, secure, and fast, that we can expand upon in future years.

Happy to read other thoughts here, from everyone passionate about MapServer.



Jeff McKenna
GatewayGeo: Developers of MS4W, & offering MapServer Consulting/Dev
co-founder of FOSS4G

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