[Strategic] Let's go - 2010 hardware funding
kate at maploser.com
Tue Jun 15 15:39:26 BST 2010
With the situation as it is I totally agree that just updating the
donation button is necessary.
If the SWG decides to approach other funding mechanism it is true that
this is likely to take months.
On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:41 AM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
>> Though that is the easiest route to go what about trying some sort of
>> grant application? (I realize this is more work than updating the
>> donate page)
> Depending on how that idea progresses perhaps aim for grants for some
> portion of 2011 or 2012?
>> What timeframe do you need funding to begin the upgrades?
> The high priority requirements are for July.
> I see that you are on the road, Kate ;-) so you might have missed this.
> While not necessarily related OSM DB was down for several hours today
> due to disk trouble. On smaug the /data raid array is being / has
> been rebuilt. /data is at ~90% capacity and additional drives for
> /data are on that list.
> If Strategic Working Group is not ready to move on these high-priority
> requirements, some have been listed since March, then SWG needs to
> step out of the way of the current OSM fundraising mechanism.
> There is nothing wrong with taking a longer view and aiming for
> "bigger" goals but so far we've done almost nothing. We mustn't
> expect the planet to wait for us. Time for the SWG to declare that
> we'll be forming in July, planning in Q3-Q4 2010, and becoming
> effective in Q3 2011.
> Let's get out of the way. We harm OSM by making it wait on us.
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