[OSM-dev] EUR 15K grant for software development

Martijn van Exel mvexel at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 18:07:09 GMT 2008


I put up the draft proposal on the wiki:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/%E2%82%AC15.000_Funding_for_Software_Development_-_Proposal

It's now Feb. 15th, it would be good to have the proposal finalized  
before the month is out.

If you know of relevant wiki pages that should link to this, please add!

Take care,
-- 
martijn van exel -+- mvexel at gmail.com -+- http://www.schaaltreinen.nl/

Op 11 feb 2008, om 22:16 heeft Martijn van Exel het volgende geschreven:

> Hi all,
>
> Back in November '07 I raised the issue of most pressing software  
> development issues [1]. The objective was to give body to a proposal  
> we were preparing for NLNet [2], which would include a grant for  
> software development.
>
> The resulting discussion on talk / dev and discussion within the  
> Dutch chapter led to a proposal submitted on Dec. 1st. The proposal  
> is in Dutch and encompasses much more than the software development.  
> It is available here [3]. Last month NLNet granted our request for  
> funding -- at least, the software development part. So now we have  
> EUR15k to spend on various development projects! Great, huh?
>
> This is how we think we should proceed:
> 1. I'll set a page up on the Wiki up to enable us to finetune the  
> projects we're going to be supporting (asap). Starting point will be  
> the central issues outlined in the proposal:
> 		a. Monitoring and Rollback
> 		b. Mobile Editor
> 		c. 'Map annotation for the rest of us'
> 2. We'll have a review period to finalize the project definitions.  
> This can't last too long, NLNet wants to see progress. Two weeks max.
> 3. After the review, I submit the definitive project plans to NLNet  
> for approval.
> 4. On approval, anyone (individual or group) would be able bid on  
> the projects.
> After that, we agree on who's doing what and we can start  
> implementation.
>
> NLNet will require close monitoring, a transparent process,  
> definition of milestones and progress reports throughout the year.
> This will be an excellent opportunity to catalyse some of the OSM  
> development projects, don't you agree?
>
> Let's hear your thoughts on this, I'll let you know when the wiki is  
> done.
>
> On behalf of the Dutch chapter,
> Take care,
> Martijn
>
> [1] http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2007-November/020409.html
> [2] http://nlnet.nl/
> [3] http://www.xs4all.nl/~exel0/osm/OSM%20subsidieaanvraag%202008.rtf
>
> -- 
> martijn van exel -+- mvexel at gmail.com -+- http://www.schaaltreinen.nl/
>





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