[Osmf-talk] Financing the OSMF
simon at osmfoundation.org
Tue Aug 27 11:22:11 UTC 2013
I think there has to be a clear distinction made between
- donations (potentially earmarked) - where I would have issues with
anything going over a thank you in the form of a blog post, we shouldn't
forget that we have hundreds of individuals that have in relative terms
donated far more than any company in the history of the OSMF (and I'm
talking about cash here, not data contributions)
- sponsorship - essentially a tit for tat, what for example we do at
SOTM with clearly defined packages, could also be project orientated
- membership - you might get to participate on voting who is on the
board, but otherwise this would probably boil down to a special mention
and discounts for events
When we internally discussed extending the donation drive that we just
closed, defining exactly what kind of level of donation gets you a blog
post etc. was one of the topics. If we go in to continuous fund raising
mode we would undoubtedly publish such a list.
Am 27.08.2013 13:01, schrieb Ed Freyfogle:
> As the founder of a company that has on numerous times donated largish
> sums, I'd like to echo the comment that it would be very beneficial to
> have a clear value proposition to donors.
> if you give A you get B
> if you give C you get D
> This would make it much easier for me to make the case internally to
> my shareholders and team to justify large donations.
> Right now it seems very adhoc as to who gets a blog post, link on
> openstreetmap.org <http://openstreetmap.org>, a tweet, whatever.
> 2013/8/27 Simon Poole <simon at osmfoundation.org
> <mailto:simon at osmfoundation.org>>
> I think we are getting slightly side tracked with specific
> implementation details that are depending on stuff that is likely
> away rsn anyway.
> What I've heard up to now, with the exception of the paid adverts
> seems to boil down to "do more of the same of what we are doing now".
> Am 27.08.2013 11 <tel:27.08.2013%2011>:46, schrieb Michal Palenik:
> > On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 11:38:04AM +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> On 08/27/13 10:23, Jaak Laineste (Nutiteq) wrote:
> >>> Just for context, one random "website valuation" calculator
> cubestat 
> >>> estimates yearly advertising revenue potential of
> openstreetmap.org <http://openstreetmap.org>
> >>> <http://openstreetmap.org> to over $100.000.
> >> I think the modest (text-only!) thank-you note for our sponsors
> that we
> >> have right now is appropriate. Anything more would be problematic.
> > at bottom left, there are already some links.
> > in my opinion, any sponsor (financial or non financial like hosting)
> > above X euro in given year/month could have a thanks note there
> > (given that the total list is small, eg 5-7)
> > michal
> >> Bye
> >> Frederik
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