[OpenLayers-Dev] OSGeo Project Sponsorship

Erik Uzureau euzuro at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 13:48:31 EST 2008

Right. I mean obviously the 25% is designated towards administrative bits
and whatnot,
and one wouldn't consider a 25% of $12000 (to ol) at the same level as a
100% of $3000
(to osgeo), but it seems like spiritually speaking you're still "part of the

Plus, it seems like that would be an added bonus (helper to sell) for us.
Even if it were
a totally separate page in OSGEOlandia, (ie they are not listed together
with the "real"
sponsors, but rather on separate "project sponsors" page) seems to me like a
effort with an easy gain.

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Christopher Schmidt <
crschmidt at metacarta.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> --
> Christopher Schmidt
> MetaCarta
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