OSGeo Budget 2017

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The board is taking a different approach to the 2017 budget, dividing up by committee. We have reached out to each committee for guidance on their 2017 requirements.

The following DRAFT placeholder is based on the 2016 budget; broken down by committee to get an idea of proposed spending.


For OSGeo Budget 2016 the board budgeted 70000 split across several goals:

Activity Budget Spent Notes
Admin 8000 n/a administration overhead
Insurance 3000 3000 officer liability insurance
SAC 13000 6000 infrastructure and online presence
Outreach 15000 4000 starter kits, LiveDVD/USB, Marketing, OSGeo Student Awards
Travel 15000 7000 director & president travel - facilitate interaction with external parties (UN, OGC,...)
Events 20000 20000 OSGeo internal (townhall, codesprint, ) and external (e.g.. ISPRS, EGU, GWF...) events

This represents a total budget of 75000, of which the community managed to spend 41000.

If we directly migrate 2016 budget into a breakdown by committee we can have a baseline for our 2017 budget:

Committee 2016 Budget Notes
Board: Admin 10000
Board: travel 10000 director & president travel (outreach)
Board: internal events 15000 codesprints, meetings, community building, sponsoring students
Board: outreach events 5000
SAC 13000
Marketing 12000
GeoForAll Budget 3000 education
UNCommittee 10000 The UNCommittee expectation of 10000 is based on its costs in 2016 (when it was only in operation for half the year). The UN represents one of the largest bodies of GIS users in the world making this an important strategic relationship for OSGeo.

Committee Contact List

In the Board_Meeting_2016-11-25 we agreed to reach out to each committee for budget requests / requirements: Thus far we have:

  • Board of Directors - contact venka :)
  • Code of Conduct Committee -
  • (done) Conference Committee - Angelos contacted committee avout operations and budget
  • Finance Committee -
  • (done) Geo for All - Maria contacted Suchith
  • (done) Incubation Committee - jody contacted list about operations and budget
  • (done) Marketing Committee - jody contacted the list operations and budget
  • (done) Open GeoScience Committee - maria contacted maxi ($6000 request for townhall at EGU and open monitoring hackatons)
  • Project Steering Committees:
    • GeoNode - jody to contact jeff
    • (done) GRASS GIS - Helena to contact Markus ($1500 budget request for a code sprint)
    • gvSIG
    • Marble
    • (done) QGIS - Anita contacted PSC
    • FDO
    • GDAL/OGR
    • GEOS
    • GeoTools - jody to contact geotools-devel
    • OSSIM
    • PostGIS
    • GeoNetwork
    • pycsw
    • deegree
    • geomajas
    • GeoMOOSE
    • GeoServer - jody to contact simone
    • Mapbender
    • MapFish
    • MapGuide Open Source
    • MapServer
    • OpenLayers
  • Public Geospatial Data Committee -
  • (done) System Administration Committee - Angelos contacted committee about both operations and budget
  • (done) UN Committee - Maria contacted Suchith and Maxi

Marketing Committee

Marketing committee has provided their usual operational budget, in addition to a budget for rebooting the website:

Category Activity 2016 Budget 2017 Budget Notes
A website reboot n/a 50000 new website and logo design
B marketing collateral n/a 10000 a clean up of existing/preparation of new marketing collateral
C event support 12000 10000 Downloadable marketing collateral, event formats etc (ongoing) via the website. Event banners/flyers and Live-CD/USB sticks (e.g. Foss4g booths)
C operations n/a 5000 Miscellaneous activities/purchases (e.g. MailChimp account for FOSS4G's).
TOTAL 12000 75000

Draft 2017 Budget

The following draft budget is updated as we hear back from each community.

OSGeo Board 2016 Baseline 2017 Draft Notes
Administration 10,000 10,000
Travel 10,000 10,000 director & president travel (outreach)
Internal events 15,000 12,000 codesprints, meetings, community building, sponsoring students
(reduced to due to lack of face 2 face meeting)
Outreach events 5,000 n/a (responsibility moved to marketing committee)
OSGeo Committee 2016 Baseline 2017 Draft Notes
SAC 13,000 15,000 (assume additional costs for website reboot)
Open Geoscience 0 6,000 This is intended to cover:
  • 1 Townhall event at EGU (2,600 USD)
  • 4/5 open monitoring hackatons (3,000 USD)
  • others minor unforenseen costs (400 USD)

Details are availble here:OpenGeosci budget_2017

Marketing 12,000 25,000 (carrying over budget from 2016?)
Marketing: Website RFQ 50,000
GeoForAll Budget 3,000 3,000 education
UNCommittee 10,000 3,000 participation to 2 international meeting of the Open GIS initiative by UN whose OSGeo is part per 1 person ~ 3'000 (note that GeoForAll participation is intended to be funded by geo4all)
Project Steering Committee 2016 Baseline 2017 Draft Notes
GRASS 1,500 code sprint
QGIS 2,000 3,000 1x developer meeting & 1x user conference
GeoServer 1,500 2,000 1x developer meeting / sprint
ZOO-Project 2,000 code sprint
OpenLayers 2,000 code sprint