[OpenLayers-Dev] MOTION: donation button

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Fri May 13 07:52:47 EDT 2011

I'm +1.  

I think the community gets amazing value out of the code sprints/bunkers and if there are sufficient donations to support a code sprint, I think that would be very well received by the community.



On 2011-05-12, at 7:34 PM, Tim Schaub wrote:

> On 5/12/11 3:00 PM, Schuyler Erle wrote:
>> On May 12, 2011, at 1:37 PM, Tim Schaub wrote:
>>> I've asked Tyler @OSGeo to set up a PayPal account for OpenLayers -
>>> as a way for us to accept "micro-donations" to the project and
>>> OSGeo.  We have a larger sponsorship program for people wishing to
>>> make more substantial contributions
>>> (http://openlayers.org/sponsorship/).  I like the idea of being
>>> able to accept smaller financial contributions from those who are
>>> able to make them.
>> I am pretty much +0, but I have a question: For what purpose are we
>> planning to use the donations? I am all for encouraging the community
>> to support the project, but I am wondering what kind of support we
>> need.
> This question is also relevant for our Sponsorship program (http://openlayers.org/sponsorship/).  At the time we decided to go ahead with that, we created this list of ideas:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/openlayers/wiki/Sponsorship/Uses
> Also see http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/openlayers-dev/2008-October/003586.html
>> SDE
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   Paul Spencer
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   DM Solutions Group Inc

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