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

Zoran Kovacevic zoran at kovacevic.nl
Fri Feb 15 20:15:20 GMT 2008

I was wondering if the 3 initial subprojects are still current.
- Has any progress been made on those topics since November?
- Are the requirements stated in the wiki complete and realistic?
- Is the budgetted time in any way sufficient?
The wiki page is intended to define subprojects that we actually need,  
so please discuss and refactor as needed.

Just to be clear: anyone can bid for a sub-project, you don't have to  
be Dutch :)

On 15 feb 2008, at 19:07, Martijn van Exel wrote:

> 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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