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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 (small) donation makes you feel better when using GRASS GIS.

How we use the money

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

  • 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).

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.