[MapServer-dev] MapServer Sponsorship Links

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Sat Feb 3 07:10:03 PST 2024

Hi Seth,
> I've found another sponsors page in the docs at 
> https://mapserver.org/community/contributors.html#sponsors-past-and-present
> I think this is the more recent version, and so 
> https://mapserver.org/development/sponsors.html should be removed.
> I'd also like to add a couple of new sponsors to this page who've 
> funded some of my time on MapServer for the last year(s). What is the 
> process for this? Do I just need to make a pull request and merge to 
> the docs, or do we need to vote?
No need for voting for that IMHO. Just go ahead with a PR, 
de-duplicating those 2 somewhat overlapping pages, and making relevant 

> Looking at the board meeting notes from 
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2024-01-30 it looks like we 
> won't get the budget request this year:
> > Regarding projects, they have been asked to consider sponsorship 
> within their annual financial needs. The board has
> > decided on a maximum 2.5k USD for each project, due to the tight 
> budget of OSGeo.
> We might have to revise planned activities for the year listed at 
> https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/wiki/MapServer-2024-Budget
> I should know on the 11th of February if the MapServer workshop is 
> accepted for FOSS4G Europe.
> To cover the other items I think it would be worth sending an email to 
> the mapserver-users list linking to 
> https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/wiki/Sponsorship.
> I can draft the email and send here first for review.
> PSC members (and others) - please let me know your thoughts on the above,

Perhaps just keep the 2 top items (release management & workshop) and 
cut each to $1,250 each to fit in the 2.5k ?


My software is free, but my time generally not.
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