OSGeo Budget 2022

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Final budget for 2022, see OSGeo Budget 2021 and Finance Committee#Documents for prior years.

Total Approved Budget for 2021: $126,700 USD

Total spending for 2021: $48,987 USD

Total Approved Budget for 2022: $213,346 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 2021 Approved 2021 Actual 2022 Approved Notes
Admin 4,000 6,988 4,000 Operational expenses including liability insurance, tax filing fees, quickbooks, mail, IRS, bank fees.
Travel 10,000 0 15,000 Travel to main FOSS4G, F2F meeting and regional/representative events
Partners and Sponsors 2,000 0 2,000 Relationship building, attending b2b functions, foss4g/foss4ge/foss4gna/foss4g-asia breakfast meetings. Meetings with sponsors during events

Total Board Budget for 2021: $16,000 USD

Total Board spending for 2021: $6,988 USD

Total Board Budget for 2022: $21,000 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 2021 Approved [Requested] 2021 Actual 2022 Approved [Requested] Notes
SAC 30,700
26,850 32,550
OpenGeoScience 2,500
0 2,500
Please contact marketing committee for marketing materials (500$)
Conference 0 0 0
Marketing 10,000
1,250 7,500
Marketing Committee Budget 2022. Extra 500$ for OpenGeoScience material.
GeoForAll 3,000
1,239 4,000
$2000 for South American student event as requested by Sergio Acosta y Lara
$2000 for Global GeoforAll competition and request by labs.
UN Committee 6,000
3,000 0 No UN challenge this year
Incubation Committee 5,000 0 6,000

Total Committees Budget for 2021: $57,200 USD

Total Committees spending for 2021: $32,338 USD

Total Committees Budget for 2022: $52,550 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
  • GSoC - coordinate participation in google-summer-of-code and code-in activities
  • Travel Grant Program - provides assistance for attending OSGeo events
OSGeo Initiatives 2021 Approved 2021 Actual 2022 Approved Notes
FOSS4G 0 0 66,796 Seed money for 2022.
Local Chapters 2,000 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)
GSoC 0 750 0 Managed by board.
Travel Grant Program 5,000 0 15,000 Managed by Conference Committee. FOSS4G 2022 asked for 10k in conference mailing list, 5k proposed by board for local events.
Events and Code Sprints 15,000 0 20,000 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: This budget reflects the 15,000 sponsorship we got for the postponed Athens Code Sprint.
Community Projects 5,000 300 5,000 Managed by the board since community projects do not have an assigned officer to handle their budget. We have around 30 projects expected in 2022.
Board note: Budgeted 300$ for each project. To be amended if we hit the ceiling of the budget.

Total Initiatives Budget for 2021: $27,000 USD

Total Initiatives spending for 2021: $1050 USD

Total Initiatives Budget for 2022: $106,796 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 (2022) to the projects mailing list.
  • Board decided to assign a default budget of $500 for any project that has reported to the board within the year.
  • Projects with a plan may of course ask for increased funding
  • This is a budget, representing planned spending in 2022 - 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 2021 Approved [Requested] 2021 Actual 2022 Approved [Requested] Notes
deegree 500 0 2,000
GDAL/OGR 2,000 3,820 500 2021 spending includes Travis CI subscription.
GeoMOOSE 500 0 2,500
GeoNetwork 2,000
0 500
GeoNode 500 0 500
GEOS 500 0 500
GeoServer 2,000
0 3,000
GeoServer Budget 2022
GeoTools 2,000
0 500
0 4,000
GRASS GIS Budget 2022
gvSIG 2,000
2,090 5,000
GvSIG Budget 2022
Mapbender 500 0 500
MapServer 2,000 759 500
Marble 500 0 0 Need to report to the board to get a budget
OpenLayers 2,000
0 3,000
OpenLayers Budget 2022
OTB 500 0 500
OSGeoLive 500 0 500
PostGIS 500 0 500
PROJ 500 0 500
pycsw 2,000 1,941 2,500
PyWPS 500 0 500
QGIS 3,000
0 5,000
for website work https://www.qgis.org/en/_downloads/1545388ea396bf7e83de68df47f8cf0b/QGISBudget2022.pdf

Total Projects Budget for 2021: $26,500 USD

Total Projects spending for 2022: $8,610 USD

Total Projects Budget for 2022: $33,000 USD

Community Projects

Community projects act through the board as they do not have a project officer. Board approved $300 for each project (see Community Projects Initiative above)

Some guidance is offered by individual projects below.

Please note that this table records budget requests, not approved budgets. Community Projects can ask the Board for spending approval (since they do not have a Project Officer) from the approved Community Projects budget. Projects that are also in incubation can ask the Incubation Committee for spending approval from the Incubation Committee approved budget. See notes column for actual budget approval per project.

Community Project 2021 Approved [Requested] 2021 Actual 2022 Approved [Requested] Notes
pgRouting 300
0 300 2022 Board note: 300 USD approved from Community Projects budget. For more budget the project has to ask incubation committee.
istSOS 300
0 300 2022 Board note: 300 USD approved from Community Projects budget. For more budget the project has to ask incubation committee.
pygeoapi 300 132 300 https://github.com/geopython/pygeoapi/wiki/OSGeo-Budget-2022


Community Events

We have set aside a budget for community events in 2022:

  • 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.
  • Please note our financial guidance document
Event Request 2021 Approved 2021 Actual 2022 Approved Notes
QGIS Developer Meeting and User Conference 0 0 0

Code Sprints

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

  • Please note our financial guidance document 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 2021 2021 Actual 2022 Approved Notes
OSGeo Code Sprint 15,000 0 15,000 No financial request made, seed and sponsorship money exists from previous years.
GeoServer Code Sprint 0 0 0
PostGIS Code Sprint 0 0 0
GRASS GIS Community Sprint 0 0 0

Approval and Amendments