[OpenLayers-Dev] OSGeo Project Sponsorship

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Mon Nov 17 13:21:23 EST 2008

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:05:02PM -0600, Erik Uzureau wrote:
> Just fwiw, anyone who would theoretically sponsort OL via OSGEO *is* also
> sponsoring
> OGSEO, via the 25%. It's a bit different, but still it is helping the
> organization.

The funds which OSGeo receives are not -- per the documentation of the
program -- designed to support OSGeo directly, but instead to accomodate
for the fact that things like maintaining a bank account cost money, and
projects themselves also consume resources like hosting, marketing, etc. 

Put more directly,  Funding OpenLayers to the tune of, say, $12k does
not get a sponsor the same position within OSGeo as sponsoring OSGeo to
the tune of $3k, even though $3k is taken by OSGeo for the general
maintenance of the project sponsorship funds: Sponsoring OpenLayers for
$12k does *not* make you an Associate Sponsor of OSGeo.

Christopher Schmidt

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