OSGeo Sponsorship Opportunities 2024

Organizations providing financial support to OSGeo events, initiatives, local chapters, or projects are recognized as OSGeo sponsors.

Organizations providing financial support to OSGeo events, initiatives, local chapters, or projects are recognized as OSGeo sponsors. Thank you for considering Open Source Geospatial Foundation 2024 sponsorship. Your financial support of OSGeo events, initiatives, local chapters, or projects is vital to our community.

Many OSGeo activities are only possible thanks to the support of our volunteers and sponsors. Organizations in a position to financially support our community are encouraged to do so at this time.

How OSGeo Sponsorship Recognition works

Sponsoring is a great way to reach a wide audience of enthusiastic and engaged geospatial practitioners.

Your OSGeo sponsorship is accumulated, allowing you to control where your sponsorship dollars can be effective. This approach allows OSGeo to fairly recognize large donations to the foundation or a single project alongside donations made to many different events and activities.

The total amount is used to determine sponsorship recognition with website placement, inclusion in promotional material, placement in presentations, blog posts and press releases such as this one. For more information on sponsorship benefits, and incentives for recurring sponsors, please visit our page on sponsorship or contact treasurer@osgeo.org.

Directly funding Open Source Geospatial Foundation

The foundation uses your financial support to support projects, events, activities, infrastructure and services to facilitate a healthy community of volunteers. Directly funding OSGeo helps greatly in supporting day to day activities as well as operating expenses.

These funds are used to support infrastructure (mailing lists, issue trackers, git, maven, docker, etc.) and adding new services (discourse, activepub) being explored by our community.

Financial support contributes to outreach efforts advocating for the use and production of free and open source geospatial software.

OSGeo Initiatives

The following OSGeo initiatives match sponsors with specific activities during the calendar year:

OSGeo Events

OSGeo public events gather our community together, providing great visibility for sponsors:

Free and Open Source Projects

Financially supporting free and open source projects is vitally important to the sustainability of our community. Each project has ongoing maintenance costs associated with operation and making the releases we all enjoy.

We ask that you pay special attention to projects that have identified challenges and goals for 2024 that require a coordinated response. You may be in position to assist financially or offer in-kind assistance devoting development or testing to these activities.

The following projects have identified sponsorship opportunities for 2024:

Asking for assistance has proven to be challenging for project teams. One way OSGeo helps out is by managing project sponsorship via Invoice, GitHub Sponsors, or PayPal donation. Please check the links above as some project teams have made arrangements for sponsorship via their own association (such as gvSig Association and QGIS.org).

Local Chapters

OSGeo Local Chapters promote the use of free and open source software with regional or language representation. The following Local Chapters are accepting sponsorship in 2024:

About Open Source Geospatial Foundation

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is not-for-profit organization to “empower everyone with open source geospatial”. The software foundation directly supports projects serving as an outreach and advocacy organization providing financial, organizational and legal support for the open source geospatial community.

OSGeo works with Wherebots, QFieldCloud, GeoCat, camptocamp, Mapgears and other sponsors, along with our partners to foster an open approach to software, standards, data and education.

OSGeo Sponsors

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