[OSGeo-UK] Supporting the Openlayers call for funding
jocook at astuntechnology.com
Fri Feb 22 02:12:13 PST 2019
Just to update, OSGeo:UK did indeed donate €1000 to the OpenLayers call for
funding. They have managed to raise €250K of their €350K target so far,
which is impressive!
Again, I'd urge any organisations using OpenLayers, or getting any kind of
benefit from the work the OpenLayers Development Organisation does, to
consider also contributing to this funding call.
On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 11:45 AM Jo Cook <jocook at astuntechnology.com> wrote:
> Hi List,
> The OpenLayers Development Organisation has recently announced a call for
> funding for Openlayers 6- see
> OSGeo:UK are considering donating some funds to this- it's an ambitious
> target but incredibly important. If anyone feels strongly that we should
> not do this, please contact me off list to discuss.
> Furthermore, I'd like to draw your attention to the final lines in the
> call for funding:
> "If you are a user of Openlayers, if this library is important to your
> business, you are encouraged to join this one time call for funding
> targeting Vector Tiles or to support on a long-term basis the maintenance
> and further developments of the Openlayers project. This is the only way to
> ensure this open source mapping library stays up-to-date and provides a
> long-term top-notch solution for users aiming at avoiding software vendor
> lock, such as the one provided by proprietary software editors or SaaS
> providers ones."
> If you are a representative of a company or organisation that makes use of
> Openlayers, could I urge you to also consider donating some funds to this.
> Openlayers is one of the bedrock programs of the opensource GIS ecosystem
> and deserves all the support it can get.
> All the best
> *Jo Cook*
> t:+44 7930 524 155/twitter:@archaeogeek
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