Getting Involved as a Sponsor or Donor

MapGuide Sponsors and Donors provide critical funding to the MapGuide Open Source project. The MapGuide PSC allocates sponsorship and donation funds to the following:

  • Addressing bug reports - reproducing then fixing or passing on to another developer.
  • Extending, and running the test suite.
  • Compiling and managing appropriate data sets for testing.
  • Improving documentation.
  • Other improvements to the software.
  • General user support on the mailing list.
  • Rental of hardware and/or virtual machines for a multi-platform build and test environment.
  • Maintenance and setup of a code review tool.

Here are the current Sponsors and Donors.

Sponsorship

Sponsoring MapGuide provides the following benefits:

  • Ensures the sustainability and health of the MapGuide project.
  • All sponsors will be optionally listed on the project Sponsors/Donors page, ordered by contribution class (Platinum, Gold, Silver) with a link back to the sponsor. Silver sponsors and above may include a logo. Platinum sponsors may also have a logo appearing on the MapGuide home page.
  • Sponsors will be permitted to indicate they are project sponsors in web and other promotional materials, and use any future MapGuide Open Source logo to indicate such support.
  • Sponsor input on project focus and direction will be solicited via a survey.
  • Sponsors will received a degree of priority in processing of bug reports by any maintainer hired with sponsorship funds.
  • Sponsors will receive a detailed report annually on the use of sponsorship funds.

Sponsors can sponsor MapGuide for any amount of money of at least $500 USD. At or above the following levels a sponsor will be designated as being one of the following class:

  • $27000+ USD: Platinum Sponsor
  • $9000+ USD: Gold Sponsor
  • $3000+ USD: Silver Sponsor

Sponsorships last one year, after which they may be continuing with a new payment, or allowed to lapse. OSGeo is planning to be US 501(c)3 charity and sponsorships will be eligible as a charitable contribution for US taxpayers. Appropriate receipts can be issued when needed.

Donations

Donating to MapGuide provides the following benefits:

  • Ensures the sustainability and health of the MapGuide project.
  • Donors who contribute $50 USD or more will be optionally listed on the project Sponsors/Donors page after the project sponsors.

Donations to the project can be made in any amount.

How to Contribute

An OSGeo PayPal donate button has been set up to accept sponsorship and donation funds. Organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring the MapGuide project may contact Trevor Wekel (trevor_wekel@otxsystems.com, +1-403-870-1582) with questions, or to make alternate arrangements.

Sponsors may contribute $500 or more using the donate button and Donors may contribute any amount using the donate button.