[QGIS-Developer] [Qgis-user] QGIS Composer Rewrite and Layout Engine crowdfund – half way there!

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Mon May 22 01:36:54 PDT 2017

On 22 May 2017 at 18:24, John Helly <hellyj at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> Get out of the fund-raising mode.  this is not about money. Scarey bozo.

Hi John,

Thanks for that valuable contribution. It's a very interesting way to
reflect the values of the University of California on a public forum.
With insights like this it's easy to see how you were selected for the
position of Laboratory Director at the UCSD Supercomputer Center...


> On 5/21/17 8:33 PM, Nyall Dawson wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> If you’ve been following North Road's blog posts, you’ll be aware that
>> we are currently running a crowd funding campaign to extend the
>> capabilities of QGIS’ print composer. You can read full details about
>> this over at the campaign page
>> (https://north-road.com/2017/04/26/qgis-composer-rewrite-and-layout-engine-crowdfund-launched/)
>> The good news is that we’ve just hit the mid way point of the funds!
>> Many generous backers have stepped up with contributions and we’re
>> well on the way to reaching the funding goal. However, we still need
>> your help make this work a reality.
>> Right now, what we need most is interested users and community members
>> who will reach out to their local QGIS users and seek more backing for
>> the campaign. We need to publicise the campaign beyond the regular
>> online QGIS community, to the thousands of enterprises and
>> organisations which rely on QGIS for their daily mapping operations.
>> We need community members who can get in contact with these
>> organisations and help convince them that investing back into the open
>> source software they utilise is beneficial (and often will even SAVE
>> them money in the long run, due to the increased productivity that
>> changes like our composer improvements will bring!).
>> So, while social media reshares have been vital to reaching the
>> current stage, we now need more “hands on” helpers who will take this
>> on. If you know of any organisations which depend on QGIS for their
>> mapping outputs, now’s the time to get in contact with them directly
>> and advise them of this campaign!
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Nyall
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