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Sponsoring the GRASS GIS project

Bonn code sprint 2018

Why sponsor?

The GRASS GIS project is a volunteer-based organization, it is an affiliated project and founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

There is no cost to participate in the project itself or to use the software.

But with our own budget we can produce even better software and documentation for you. And if you don’t have time to contribute, maybe a donation will make you feel better about using GRASS GIS in your company or research. Your financial support will also help us to build up the necessary effort and infrastructure to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project and the software.

How we use the money

The donations are controlled in full transparency by the GRASS Project Steering Committee (PSC). Funds offered to GRASS GIS will be used to support general GRASS GIS efforts, in particular:

  • the organization of face-to-face coding sessions or Community Sprints, financial support can be used to make developers’ participation possible
  • offering Student Grants to support students while they contribute with actual coding, bug fixing, documentation or creation of educational resources.

Also bug fixing may be financed - community polls will identify outstanding problems which cannot be fixed on a voluntary basis; or specific bug-bounties can be arranged (please contact us first).

How to become a sponsor?

We handle all donations and financial support in OpenCollective. There you will find several sponsorship tiers to choose from and also a donation tier which can be customized to suit your needs. The different sponsorship tiers and suggested annual contributions are described below.

Tier Amount (USD)
Diamond 10000
Platinum 5000
Gold 2000
Silver 1000
Bronze 500

Sponsorship benefits

All sponsors are important to the GRASS GIS project, no matter what level of funding they commit to. In recognition of the different levels of sponsorship, each sponsor will receive specific benefits. These are mostly limited to logo sizes, announcements (via mailing list and website news items) and social media posts (Twitter and Fosstodon) so far, but as the PSC sees potential, we will extend the list of benefits according to the level of support.

Sponsorship Diamond Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Logo size 500x500 400x400 300x300 250x250 200x200
Announcement press release news post news post news post
Social media 4 times 3 times 2 times 1 time

Our Sponsors and supporters

Many thanks to all our supporters and sponsors throughout the years!

Please refer to the List of Sponsors in the GRASS GIS Wiki for details.