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 Notes
Admin 3,000 0 0 Operational expenses including liability insurance, tax filing fees, accountant, bank fees.
Travel 22,000 0 0 Travel to main FOSS4G and F2F meeting (15k), and regional/representative events (7k)
Partners 2,000 0 0 Relationship building, attending b2b functions, foss4g/foss4ge/foss4gna/foss4g-asia breakfast meetings
Sponsors 2,000 0 0 Meetings with sponsors during events

Total Board Budget for 2019: $29,000 USD

Total Board Budget for 2020: $TBD 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 Notes
SAC 23,750 0 0
Open GeoScience 6,100 0 0
Conference 0 0 0
Marketing 22,600 0 0
GeoForAll 3,000 0 0
UN Committee 11,000 0 9,000 2 OSGeo Challenges (6,000 + 3,000 Partecipation to the "6th International Symposium on Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping" 22-26June 2020)
Incubation Committee 10,000 0 0

Total Committees Budget for 2019: $76,450 USD

Total Committees Budget for 2020: $TBD 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 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 0 0 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)
Travel Grant Program 25.000 0 0 TGP, 50-50% for global event, rest for regional events (Previous years had a component of matching sponsor donations)
Events and Code Sprints 15,000 0 0 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.)
Community Projects 15,000 0 0 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 bellow). Budgeted 1000$ for each project.

Total Initiatives Budget for 2019: $60,000 USD

Total Initiatives Budget for 2020: $TBD 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 0
GDAL/OGR 5,000 0 0
GeoMOOSE 2,000 0 0
GeoNetwork 2,000 0 0
GeoNode 2,000 0 0
GEOS 1,000 0 0
GeoServer 7,000 0 0
GeoTools 2,000 0 0
GRASS GIS 9,000 0 0 GRASS GIS Budget 2020
gvSIG 3,000 0 0
Mapbender 2,000 0 0
MapServer 2,500 0 0
Marble 1,000 0 0
OpenLayers 3,000 0 0
OTB 2,000 0 0
OSGeoLive 2,000 0 0
PostGIS 3,000 0 0
pycsw 3,000 0 0 Pycsw_budget_2020
PyWPS 3,200 0 0
QGIS 8,000 0 0

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 0
pgRouting up to 4,000 (need specific requests to board and incubation committee) 0 0
istSOS up to 4,000 (need specific requests to board and incubation committee) 0 0


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 0 0
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 - 0 0
Small Code Sprints 10,000 0 0

Approval and Amendments