[OpenLayers-Dev] Spending Sponsorship Money
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.
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