Loomio
Mon 22 Mar

OSGeo monthly GDAL maintenance and community donation matching

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dionne Public Seen by 9

This is the second go for this thread and poll. As described/discussed in the Oceania-board mailing list - there is currently a gap in the funding model for GDAL where there is money for feature development but no funding for maintenance, bug fixes, mailing list monitoring, and releases. This gap leads to maintainer burnout as they do this work is both ongoing and unpaid. The maintainer Even Rouault has put a sponsorship page on Github (https://github.com/sponsors/rouault). I am proposing that we donate $600 in the form of $50/month for a year to the maintenance of GDAL and donate a further $400 of OSGeo funds by matching the first $400 of community donations through Tito.

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dionne started a poll Mon 22 Mar

Are you in favour of donating $600 to GDAL though monthly payment and an additional $400 to match community donations? Closed Mon 5 Apr

The total of OSGeo funds being donated is $1000. This is in the form of $50/month for a year, and $400 to match community donations.

8 - yes
0 - no
1 - abstain
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Jonah Sullivan Mon 22 Mar

abstain

I think this is a good initiative, but I think we should support OSGeo and let them decide which projects or initiatives deserve funding.

EP

Elisa Puccioni Mon 22 Mar

yes
EN

Edoardo Neerhut Mon 22 Mar

yes

Absolutely!

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dionne Mon 22 Mar

yes
GL

Greg Lauer Mon 22 Mar

yes

Good initiative but do share Jonah's thoughts. In this case though, from what I understand there is an immediate need for GDAL funding and feel OSGEO Oceania should support this in the interim

EH

Em Hain Mon 22 Mar

yes
CC

Carrol Chan Mon 22 Mar

yes
AL

Alex Leith Mon 22 Mar

yes
EH

Ewen Hill Mon 22 Mar

yes