OSGeo Budget 2018

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Final budget as discussed in December F2F board meeting, see OSGeo Budget 2017 and Finance Committee#Documents for prior years.

Total Approved Budget for 2018: $151,600

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 2016 2017 2017 Actual 2018 Notes
Admin 12,000 5,000 1,830 3,000 Operational expenses including insurance, tax filing fees, accountant, bank fees. Liability insurance is covered for officers (confirmed by Mike & Jeff). Cost reduced as Mike was able to file tax returns by hand avoiding employing external accountant.
Travel 10,000 10,000 4,097 15,000 Outreach focus

2018: expect additional travel due to geographic distribution of new directors

Partners and Sponsors 0 0 1,000 2,000 relationship building, attending b2b functions, foss4g/foss4ge/foss4gna/foss4g-asia breakfast meetings
Code Sprints 7,000 17,500 10,000 20,500 board responsible for handling code sprint requests, breakdown covered below

Total Board Budget for 2018: $40,500

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 2016 2017 2017 Actual 2018 Notes
SAC 13,000 15,000 6,026 20,000 see wiki page for details
Open GeoScience 0 6,000 0 5,600 see details at Budget_2018 wiki, Need: to ask the committee for current chair to act as officer
Conference (email suggestion of 30k to facilitate video recording for FOSS4G global)
Marketing 12,000 7,000 3,569 21,500 Please, expect NO return to prior levels to meet demand for new promotional material and increased presence at partner events:
  • 5000 extra for website/logo/other design items to keep it current and not find ourselves again with outdated website in 4 years, which costs more time and money.
  • For details see: OSGeo Marketing Budget status
GeoForAll 3,000 3,000 0 7,000 2018 Planning:
  • $2000 for awards ($500 at four FOSS4G events (global, regional))
  • $5000 for website development and maintenance
UN Committee 5,000 6,000 636 10,000 Three initiatives (open calls for Capacity Building):
  • 2 related to UN Open GIS (training package for the platform and new geospatial functionalities developed within the Initiative)
  • 1 related to Capacity Building on managing open global geospatial data with OSGeo products
  • Travel support for attending UN Open GIS Initiative meetings.
  • To support these activities we will list the calls for capacity building as a sponsorship opportunity for 2018.
OSGeo Incubation n/a n/a 7,500 $7500 requested by community projects, see below

Total Committees Budget for 2018: $71,600

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. Iniativies a great way to collaborate with projects, committees and partners.

  • GeoForAll - education and research program produced in collaboration with our partners
  • FOSS4G - event series produced in collaboration with the conference committee and local chapters
  • Local Chapters - outreach initiative establishing regional OSGeo groups for direct grassroots advoacacy
  • Open GeoScience - outreach and advocacy geoscience community
  • GSoC - coordinate participation in google-summer-of-code and code-in activities
  • OSGeoLive - outreach initiative providing
  • Meta CRS - interoperability initiative promoting data sharing with cross project spatial reference system compatibility
  • Trave Grant Program - provides assistance for attending OSGeo events
OSGeo Initiatives 2016 2017 2017 Actual 2018 Notes
FOSS4G Managed by Conference Committee
Local Chapters Managed by board, no direct funding requests
Open GeoScience Managed by Open Geo Science Committee
GSoC 3,000 Request for admins to handle this funding for student "mobility" grants to attend events
OSGeoLive 0 0 0 0 Astrid has been approved as a contact person between OSGeoLive and Marketing committee to help with the printing process. Budget should be assigned to Marketing for printing the USB sticks.
Meta CRS Critical group for our interoperability goal, ask participants if they need any assistance
Travel Grant Program 20,000 8,515 13,000 10K + 10K matching - Travel grant program for foss4g 2017 a success, global travel grant program has 6k remaining funds to use. Ask conference chair for update, unclear how to handle funds raised across annual budget. +$1500 (OSGeo UK)
Website / Rebranding 40,000 51,026 activity completed on budget in 2017, supported by sponsorship callout

Total Initiatives Budget for 2018: $23,000

OSGeo Projects

OSGeo Projects each have a project steering committee, the chair of which is acknowledged as a foundation officer.


  • Note this is a budget, representing planned spending in 2018 - actual balance available to each PSC (from fundraising, donations and sponsorship) should be considered when planning.
  • Anita has organized initial to collect feedback from all PSCs concerning planned event sponsorship requests:
OSGeo Project 2016 2017 2017 Actual 2018 Notes
GeoMOOSE 3,000 0 Plans 2018: TODO
GeoServer 500 1,000 2018 general project expenses
GeoTools 3,000 https://github.com/geotools/geotools/wiki/GeoTools-Budget-Request-2018 ($1500 for QGIS to GeoServer SLD integration)
GRASS 1,500 1,872 1,500 Plans 2018: Itemized Budget 2018 (sprints, travel for developers, marketing) (Currency here: USD, 1 EUR = 1.18 USD)
MapGuide Open Source
MapServer 2,000 0 2,000 2018: TODO
OpenLayers 2,000 0 2,000 Plans 2018: One codesprint
PostGIS 0 0 3,000 2018: $2,000 moved to Code Sprint section
pycsw 2,000 1,080 2,000 Fund Project Officer to reach AGM, Code sprint expenses and some promotional materials (e.g. t-shirts) ACTUAL: 400 (new logo design) + 481 (stickers) + 1100 (pycsw roadmap meeting) = 1981
QGIS 3,000 3,500 3,500 Plans 2018: TODO

Total Projects Budget for 2018: $16500

Community Projects

Community projects, including those in incubation, are included in the incubation committee budget:

Community Project 2016 2017 2017 Actual 2018 Notes
ZOO-Project 2,000 2,000 3,000 2018: Guidance: coordinate with incubation committee
PyWPS 2,000 Plans 2018: 2000e Bonn code sprint
pgRouting 500 2018: (TODO) traveling expenses for FOSS4G 2018
istSOS 2,000 incubation sprint

Total Community Projects Budget for 2018: $7500 The above funds are approved as Incubation Committee budget.

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.
  • Code sprint funding is setup to help carry funds from one event to the next allowing us to hold more code-sprints with a smaller annual budget.
  • Out priority is to share the risk with organizers allowing access to funds early to book facilities as required
  • We had requests to fund sprints that were part of larger events, these escaped our 2017 planning but were still funded to the best of our abilities
Sprint Request 2016 2017 Actual 2018 Notes
OSGeo annual code sprint 5,000 EUR 3,000 3,000 2,000* Bonn 2018: * prior funding available from the Vienna sprint
GeoServer 2,000 2,000 3,000 3,000 Plans 2018: currently planning
GLTN Sprint 3,000
FOSS4GE Code Sprint 1,000
GeoTools Code Sprint 4000 request withdrawn
GRASS Code Sprint 3,500
PostGIS Code Sprint 2,000
Bolsena Code Sprint https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Bolsena_Code_Sprint_2017
Small Code Sprints 10,000 Budget available for further supporting OSGeo Code Sprints around the world

Total Code Sprint Budget for 2018: $20,500. These funds are approved as part of the board budget for 2018.

Approval and Amendments