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jody.garnett
We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.
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Re: GitHub sponsors

Michael Smith

Jody,

 

We approved this at todays meeting. We were thinking that we would use GeoTools as a pilot on this and open it up to all OSGeo projects.

 

If you want to contact me off list, we can work on this going forward.

 

Mike

 

 

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From: Board <[hidden email]> on behalf of Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 6:29 PM
To: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

 

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.

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Re: GitHub sponsors

jody.garnett
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Michel:

Based on today's meeting it appears geotools can be a trial of this.

The second question (after email address) is if GeoTools has a bank account, or is using a 'fiscal host" like the Open Source Collective.

In the case can we check what it would take for OSGeo to be considered a 'fiscal host' ?

It is kind of interesting seeing this infrastructure setup to handle just the financial aspects of open source sustainability (while GitHub and others focus on the 'forge" side).
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On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 15:28, Jody Garnett <[hidden email]> wrote:
We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.
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Re: GitHub sponsors

Michael Smith

I have created an OpenCollective organization for OSGeo, https://opencollective.com/osgeo

 

Now for verification.

 

Mike

 

 

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From: Board <[hidden email]> on behalf of Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM
To: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

Michel:

 

Based on today's meeting it appears geotools can be a trial of this.

 

The second question (after email address) is if GeoTools has a bank account, or is using a 'fiscal host" like the Open Source Collective.

 

In the case can we check what it would take for OSGeo to be considered a 'fiscal host' ?

 

It is kind of interesting seeing this infrastructure setup to handle just the financial aspects of open source sustainability (while GitHub and others focus on the 'forge" side).

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 15:28, Jody Garnett <[hidden email]> wrote:

We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

 

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.

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Jody Garnett

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Re: GitHub sponsors

jody.garnett
I am a bit confused, on this one....
- Does OSGeo end up as a first class organization for GitHub sponsorship?
- Or is it done via the Open Collective take a 10% cut?

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On Mon, 25 May 2020 at 13:19, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have created an OpenCollective organization for OSGeo, https://opencollective.com/osgeo

 

Now for verification.

 

Mike

 

 

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Michael Smith

OSGeo Treasurer

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From: Board <[hidden email]> on behalf of Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM
To: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

Michel:

 

Based on today's meeting it appears geotools can be a trial of this.

 

The second question (after email address) is if GeoTools has a bank account, or is using a 'fiscal host" like the Open Source Collective.

 

In the case can we check what it would take for OSGeo to be considered a 'fiscal host' ?

 

It is kind of interesting seeing this infrastructure setup to handle just the financial aspects of open source sustainability (while GitHub and others focus on the 'forge" side).

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 15:28, Jody Garnett <[hidden email]> wrote:

We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

 

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.

--

Jody Garnett

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Re: GitHub sponsors

Michael Smith

I’m not sure, how does one become a first class org in github? Can we do that?

 

M

 

From: Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:45 PM
To: Michael Smith <[hidden email]>
Cc: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

I am a bit confused, on this one....

- Does OSGeo end up as a first class organization for GitHub sponsorship?

- Or is it done via the Open Collective take a 10% cut?

 

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Mon, 25 May 2020 at 13:19, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have created an OpenCollective organization for OSGeo, https://opencollective.com/osgeo

 

Now for verification.

 

Mike

 

 

--

Michael Smith

OSGeo Treasurer

[hidden email]

 

 

From: Board <[hidden email]> on behalf of Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM
To: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

Michel:

 

Based on today's meeting it appears geotools can be a trial of this.

 

The second question (after email address) is if GeoTools has a bank account, or is using a 'fiscal host" like the Open Source Collective.

 

In the case can we check what it would take for OSGeo to be considered a 'fiscal host' ?

 

It is kind of interesting seeing this infrastructure setup to handle just the financial aspects of open source sustainability (while GitHub and others focus on the 'forge" side).

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 15:28, Jody Garnett <[hidden email]> wrote:

We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

 

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.

--

Jody Garnett

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Re: GitHub sponsors

jody.garnett
I am not sure, just reading the docs:
Setting up GitHub Sponsors for your organization: due to being based in the US and having a bank account OSGeo should qualify. Does not appear to take a cut.
- opencollective: is also interesting, a group providing a bank account for small projects, and taking a 10% cut to pay things.

Both are acceptable alternatives to using PayPal (cannot remember what cut they take).
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Jody Garnett


On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 09:58, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I’m not sure, how does one become a first class org in github? Can we do that?

 

M

 

From: Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:45 PM
To: Michael Smith <[hidden email]>
Cc: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

I am a bit confused, on this one....

- Does OSGeo end up as a first class organization for GitHub sponsorship?

- Or is it done via the Open Collective take a 10% cut?

 

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Mon, 25 May 2020 at 13:19, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have created an OpenCollective organization for OSGeo, https://opencollective.com/osgeo

 

Now for verification.

 

Mike

 

 

--

Michael Smith

OSGeo Treasurer

[hidden email]

 

 

From: Board <[hidden email]> on behalf of Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM
To: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

Michel:

 

Based on today's meeting it appears geotools can be a trial of this.

 

The second question (after email address) is if GeoTools has a bank account, or is using a 'fiscal host" like the Open Source Collective.

 

In the case can we check what it would take for OSGeo to be considered a 'fiscal host' ?

 

It is kind of interesting seeing this infrastructure setup to handle just the financial aspects of open source sustainability (while GitHub and others focus on the 'forge" side).

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 15:28, Jody Garnett <[hidden email]> wrote:

We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

 

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.

--

Jody Garnett

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Re: GitHub sponsors

Michael Smith

OK, we are now on the waitlist to be approved directly. Without OpenCollective.

 

Mike

 

 

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From: Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1:29 PM
To: Michael Smith <[hidden email]>
Cc: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

I am not sure, just reading the docs:

Setting up GitHub Sponsors for your organization: due to being based in the US and having a bank account OSGeo should qualify. Does not appear to take a cut.

- opencollective: is also interesting, a group providing a bank account for small projects, and taking a 10% cut to pay things.

 

Both are acceptable alternatives to using PayPal (cannot remember what cut they take).

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 09:58, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I’m not sure, how does one become a first class org in github? Can we do that?

 

M

 

From: Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:45 PM
To: Michael Smith <[hidden email]>
Cc: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

I am a bit confused, on this one....

- Does OSGeo end up as a first class organization for GitHub sponsorship?

- Or is it done via the Open Collective take a 10% cut?

 

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Mon, 25 May 2020 at 13:19, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have created an OpenCollective organization for OSGeo, https://opencollective.com/osgeo

 

Now for verification.

 

Mike

 

 

--

Michael Smith

OSGeo Treasurer

[hidden email]

 

 

From: Board <[hidden email]> on behalf of Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM
To: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

Michel:

 

Based on today's meeting it appears geotools can be a trial of this.

 

The second question (after email address) is if GeoTools has a bank account, or is using a 'fiscal host" like the Open Source Collective.

 

In the case can we check what it would take for OSGeo to be considered a 'fiscal host' ?

 

It is kind of interesting seeing this infrastructure setup to handle just the financial aspects of open source sustainability (while GitHub and others focus on the 'forge" side).

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 15:28, Jody Garnett <[hidden email]> wrote:

We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

 

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.

--

Jody Garnett

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Re: GitHub sponsors

jody.garnett
Thank you Michael, 

As noted on the grass-psc list this is setup for monthly ongoing sponsorship, and not a direct replacement for PayPal.

I still think it is an attractive format to support developers, I hope it can be added as an option for recognition in the OSGeo sponsorship program.
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On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 11:43, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

OK, we are now on the waitlist to be approved directly. Without OpenCollective.

 

Mike

 

 

--

Michael Smith

OSGeo Treasurer

[hidden email]

 

 

From: Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1:29 PM
To: Michael Smith <[hidden email]>
Cc: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

I am not sure, just reading the docs:

Setting up GitHub Sponsors for your organization: due to being based in the US and having a bank account OSGeo should qualify. Does not appear to take a cut.

- opencollective: is also interesting, a group providing a bank account for small projects, and taking a 10% cut to pay things.

 

Both are acceptable alternatives to using PayPal (cannot remember what cut they take).

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 09:58, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I’m not sure, how does one become a first class org in github? Can we do that?

 

M

 

From: Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:45 PM
To: Michael Smith <[hidden email]>
Cc: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

I am a bit confused, on this one....

- Does OSGeo end up as a first class organization for GitHub sponsorship?

- Or is it done via the Open Collective take a 10% cut?

 

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Mon, 25 May 2020 at 13:19, Michael Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have created an OpenCollective organization for OSGeo, https://opencollective.com/osgeo

 

Now for verification.

 

Mike

 

 

--

Michael Smith

OSGeo Treasurer

[hidden email]

 

 

From: Board <[hidden email]> on behalf of Jody Garnett <[hidden email]>
Date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM
To: osgeo-board List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Board] GitHub sponsors

 

Michel:

 

Based on today's meeting it appears geotools can be a trial of this.

 

The second question (after email address) is if GeoTools has a bank account, or is using a 'fiscal host" like the Open Source Collective.

 

In the case can we check what it would take for OSGeo to be considered a 'fiscal host' ?

 

It is kind of interesting seeing this infrastructure setup to handle just the financial aspects of open source sustainability (while GitHub and others focus on the 'forge" side).

--

Jody Garnett

 

 

On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 15:28, Jody Garnett <[hidden email]> wrote:

We noticed that several of our projects qualify for https://github.com/sponsors 

 

As GeoTools project lead, how would the board feel if we signed up for this (as a zero-fees replacement for current PayPal donation button)?

 

Note our project does not run a separate bank account so some coordination with the osgeo treasurer is required here.

--

Jody Garnett

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