[OpenLayers-Dev] Spending Sponsorship Money

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Tue Nov 4 18:57:52 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 04:45:51PM -0700, Tim Schaub wrote:
> Erik Uzureau wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 5:18 PM, Tim Schaub <tschaub at opengeo.org 
> > <mailto:tschaub at opengeo.org>> wrote:
> > 
> >     Plus, as discussed previously, I think the topic of "spending
> >     sponsorship money" is one that we should task ourselves with (as a PSC)
> >     when we actually get some money.
> > 
> > 
> > So actually this is exactly the issue. In our discussion with MetaCarta, 
> > the clear sentiment was "we're not going to give you money if we don't 
> > know how it will be spent". Which was the first blow to the sponsorship 
> > steam... and I think that whatever was left has just sort of petered out.
> > 
> Wait.  Are we asking MetaCarta for money here?  I thought we were 
> deciding whether or not we should position ourselves as part of the 
> OSGeo sponsorship program.

Correct. That decision needs to be made by the PSC. 

> As I understood, this involves putting together some paperwork - the 
> paperwork that Chris started and some of us made minor revisions to.
> Are we waiting until one potential sponsor (read MetaCarta) says "yes, 
> we'll give you money now"?


> Can't we continue to work on the language - and continue to try to woo 
> sponsors (MetaCarta for example) - *after* we agree that we want to be 
> listed on http://www.osgeo.org/sponsorship/opportunities ?

We would need to agree to that, and in conversations off list, there is
not agreement that we want to be listed there. 

Christopher Schmidt

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