OSGeo Budget 2020

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Draft budget to be discussed in December board meeting, see OSGeo Budget 2019 and Finance Committee#Documents for prior years.

Total Approved Budget for 2019: $230,150 USD

Total Approved Budget for 2020: $TBD USD

OSGeo Board

OSGeo board operates according to our bylaws providing vision and direction for our foundation. The board has also taken on responsibility setting for an annual budget, building partner relationships, sponsorship program and code sprints.

Board 2019 2019 Actual 2020 Approved Notes
Admin 3,000 1,600 2,000 Operational expenses including liability insurance, tax filing fees, quickbooks, mail, IRS, bank fees.
Travel 22,000 14,000 20,000 Travel to main FOSS4G, F2F meeting and regional/representative events
Partners and Sponsors 2,000 + 2,000 415 2,000 Relationship building, attending b2b functions, foss4g/foss4ge/foss4gna/foss4g-asia breakfast meetings. Meetings with sponsors during events

Total Board Budget for 2019: $29,000 USD

Total Board Budget for 2020: $24,000 USD

OSGeo Committees

The following committees have been formed to fulfill out goals as an organization, each committee is provided a mandate, with the chair of the committee represented as an officer of our organization.

  • Code of Conduct Committee
  • Conference Committee
  • GeoForAll - committee acting as advisory board for the GeoForAll Initiative
  • Incubation Committee - committee providing hands-on support for project teams adopting open source principles and practice.
  • Marketing Committee - outreach and advocacy support
  • Open GeoScience Committee
  • System Administration Committee - foundation infrastructure
  • UN Committee - committee responsible for our participation in the UN Open GIS program
OSGeo Committees 2019 2019 Actual 2020 Approved [Requested] Notes
SAC 23,750 13,263 28,350 https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/SAC:Budget#2020
Open GeoScience 6,100 2,014 7,562 https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Open_Geoscience_Committee/budget_2020#Open_Science_Committee_Budget_Planning_2020
Conference 0 0 1,000
Annual mailchimp service
Marketing 27,600 10,323 22,000
See Marketing Committee Budget 2020 for activities
GeoForAll 3,000 0 5,000
There was no requests for G4A prizes in 2019.

For 2020, an activity similar to Hacktober/GCI/bug bounty is planned. This will be opened to everyone. The award for participating will be a t-shirt. $5,000 is requested for the printing and shipping of 250 t-shirts. The aim of the activity will be to encourage existing or new members to contribute to either the code or docs of OSGeo projects. This would be the higher priority activity for 2020.
Then we would like to request two awards of $1500 (total $3000) for a microgrant award. The idea with the grant is to encourage G4A labs to contribute and work together.

UN Committee 11,000 1,172 6,000
Activities of the Committe available at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/UnitedNations_Committee

Budget 2019: the expenses are less because a Field Mission in South Sudan was cancelled; Budget 2020: 2 OSGeo Challenges (6,000) + 3,000 for the Participation at the "6th International Symposium on Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping" 22-26 June 2020.
Board note: Challenges approved, travel can be granted from the Board budget if/when confirmed

Incubation Committee 10,000 2,274 10,000
No operational budget requested, funds requested strictly to be used to support team/mentor activities towards completing osgeo incubation requirements.
Board note: Projects under incubation have to ask the Incubation committee for the part of their budget regarding incubation activities.

Total Committees Budget for 2019: $76,450 USD

Total Committees Budget for 2020: $79,912 USD

OSGeo Initiatives

OSGeo initiatives have formed to pursue a specific short term, or long term goal. Initiatives maybe formed by a committee or the board as required. Initiatives are a great way to collaborate with projects, committees and partners.

  • FOSS4G - event series produced in collaboration with the conference committee and local chapters
  • GeoForAll - education and research program produced in collaboration with our partners
  • Incubation - mentor program for open source projects to be recognized as OSGeo project
  • Local Chapters - board outreach initiative establishing regional OSGeo groups for direct grassroots advoacacy
  • Meta CRS - interoperability initiative promoting data sharing with cross project spatial reference system compatibility
  • Open GeoScience - outreach and advocacy geoscience community
  • GSoC - coordinate participation in google-summer-of-code and code-in activities
  • Travel Grant Program - provides assistance for attending OSGeo events
OSGeo Initiatives 2019 2019 Actual 2020 Approved Notes
FOSS4G 0 0 0 Managed by Conference Committee. Seed money for 2020 will be allocated by the board when estimate numbers become available.
Local Chapters 5,000 2,000 5,000 Managed by board, considering putting aside money to help establish local chapters (for logistics, legal advise, kickoff meetings rather than any sponsorship or direct funding)
GSoC 0 3,909 0 Managed by board.
Travel Grant Program 25,000 14,813 25,000 TGP, 50-60% for global event, rest for regional events. LOC's are expected to raise matching funding from sponsors or delegates and provide free conference passes.
Board note: gvSIG can apply for Travel grant here for their event.
Events and Code Sprints 15,000 4,087 15,000 Managed by the board. Funding to help organize OSGeo Code Sprint and other events (e.g. QGIS User Conference, PostGIS Code Sprint, GRASS GIS Community Sprint etc.)
Board note: List of requested funding on approval inlcudes siglibre + foss4g belgium + gvSIG + GRASS + QGIS + UN events. Others are welcome to ask for funding from this category.
Community Projects 15,000 0 10,000 Managed by the board since community projects do not have an assigned officer to handle their budget. We have around 23-25 projects expected in 2020 (see list below).
Board note: Budgeted 500$ for each project.
OSGeo4W 0 0 4,000 Board note: Project is advised to try to build a broader volunteer base. Incubation process can be of help in this direction.
GRASS website 0 0 6,000 Money that were to be invoiced in 2019 but need to be invoiced in 2020. This is not a roll over of project budget, just an accounting request.

Total Initiatives Budget for 2019: $60,000 USD

Total Initiatives Budget for 2020: $65,000 USD


OSGeo Projects

OSGeo Projects each have a project steering committee, the chair of which is acknowledged as a foundation officer with spending authority on behalf of their committee.


  • We have reached out (2019) to the projects mailing list with a default suggestion of 2000 for any project that responds
  • Projects with a plan may of course ask for increased funding
  • This is a budget, representing planned spending in 2020 - actual balance available to each PSC (from fundraising, donations and sponsorship) may be considered when planning.
  • If a project did not respond (or runs into an unforeseen expense) please contact the board throughout the year as budgets can be amended
OSGeo Project 2019 2019 Actual 2020 Notes
deegree 2,000 0 2,000
GDAL/OGR 5,000 3,765 2,000
GeoMOOSE 2,000 0 2,000
GeoNetwork 2,000 550 2,000
GeoNode 2,000 2,000 2,000 GeoNode_Budget_2020
GEOS 1,000 0 2,000
GeoServer 7,000 4,000 5,000 GeoServer Budget 2020
GeoTools 2,000 2,000 5,000 GeoTools Budget Request 2020
GRASS GIS 9,000 1,728 9,000 6,000 to be shifted from 2019 to 2020, details at GRASS GIS Budget 2020
gvSIG 5,000 3,000 5,000 Details of the budget at GvSIG Budget 2020
Mapbender 2,000 1,691 2,000 we are fine with the $ 2.000 for 2020 and we plan to use it for our Community Meeting and Marketing
MapServer 2,500 0 2,000
Marble 1,000 0 0 Has not reported to the board for 2019
OpenLayers 3,000 2,674 3,000 OpenLayers_Budget_2020
OTB 2,000 0 2,000
OSGeoLive 2,000 0 2,000
PostGIS 3,000 0 2,000
PROJ N/A N/A 1,000 PROJ 2020 budget
pycsw 3,000 3,074 3,200 Pycsw_budget_2020
PyWPS 3,200 0 2,000
QGIS 8,000 11,000 10,000 for QGIS bug fixing and WFS compliance work; the request for 2020 equals a "large sustaining membership" (€9,000 or $10,000 - equal to the larger QGIS user groups, like Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland)

Total Projects Budget for 2019: $64,700 USD

Total Projects Budget for 2020: $TBD USD

Community Projects

Community projects act through the board as they do not have a project officer. Board approved $TBD for each project (see Community Projects Initiative above)

  • actinia
  • FDO
  • GC2/Vidi
  • GeoExt
  • GeoHealthCheck
  • Geomajas
  • GeoServer Client PHP
  • GeoWebCache
  • istSOS
  • Loader
  • MapGuide Open Source
  • Mapfish
  • Opticks
  • OSGeo4W
  • OWSLib
  • pgRouting
  • PortableGIS
  • Pronto Raster
  • pygeoapi
  • rasdaman
  • TEAM Engine
  • ZOO-Project

Some incubation projects are not yet set up as part of OSGeo community:

  • Oskari

Some guidance is offered by individual projects below:

Community Project 2019 2019 Actual 2020 Notes
ZOO-Project up to 4,000 (need specific requests to board and incubation committee) 0 4,000 https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/ZOO-Project_Budget_2020
pgRouting up to 4,000 (need specific requests to board and incubation committee) 1,238 4,000 For incubation expenses (code sprint to refine details)
istSOS up to 4,000 (need specific requests to board and incubation committee) 0 5,800 see: istSOS budget 2020
OSGeo4W 0 0 6,700 proposed by the QGIS board for keeping OSGeo4W up to date
pygeoapi 0 0 1000 stickers, demo hosting, incubation
GeoHealthCheck 0 0 500 stickers and logo
OWSLib 0 0 1000 attending OSGeo Code Sprint


Community Events

We are considering setting aside a budget for community events in 2020:

  • Supporting community building events is distinct from the development focused code-sprints below
  • We are inviting community members to contact us about events (rather than try and adjust their event to fit into our code sprint guidelines)
  • OSGeo is is focused on our outreach goals as an organization as such our primary contribution to events is free software and enthusiasm rather than finical, we use funding to enable our members rather than for sponsorship and visibility.
  • Previously we have had requests to fund a "community day" or "community sprints" as part a larger event as distinct from sponsorship, the have been funded to the best of our ability
Event Request 2019 2019 Actual 2020 Notes
QGIS Developer Meeting and User Conference 3,000 3,000 3,000 for QGIS developer meeting Bucharest 2019
FOSS4G SotM Oceania Community Day 1500 1500 1500

Code Sprints

We have asked project teams for guidance to help set our code sprint budget:

  • Please note our Code Sprint Guidelines ask for event details, budget and fundraising on your part.
  • Out priority is to share the risk with organizers allowing access to funds early to book facilities as required
  • Code sprint budget is structured carry funds from one event to the next allowing us to hold more code-sprints with a smaller annual budget.
Sprint Request 2019 2019 Actual 2020 Notes
OSGeo Code Sprint 0 0 No financial request made yet, event planning is well under way.
GeoServer Code Sprint 2,000 0 0
PostGIS Code Sprint - 0 0
GRASS GIS Community Sprint - 1,170.30 2,000 (TBD) details at GRASS GIS Budget 2020
Small Code Sprints 10,000 0 0

Approval and Amendments