Sponsorship Program Overview

Organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring the QGIS project should contact the QGIS treasurer, Andreas Neumann ([email protected]), with questions, requests for sponsorship invoices or to make arrangements.

QGIS is an entirely Open Source project. QGIS development is carried out largely by a group of volunteers, that in time have built up a large, valuable and useful code base, free to use and improve for everybody. As a result, you have free access to the source code and binaries that we provide on our web site. As a result of this volunteer approach, a number of tasks, less interesting or important for the developers, are sometimes left behind. In addition, promoting QGIS requires our participation at congresses and conferences and the production of information material, sometimes very expensive for volunteer developers.

Meanwhile, many organizations have made an investment in using QGIS as part of their operations, but have not had a way to directly contribute to the success and long-term health of the project.

We would like to extend our activities and improve the quality of QGIS. Your financial contribution will support the maintenance, improvement, and promotion of QGIS. Sponsorship is not a way for individuals to control the development of the project, but rather a way of ensuring the longevity and overall health of the project.

With your donations we are able to:

  • fund developer meetings, starting from that in Vienna, autumn 2009. Users donations contributed effectively to the great success of the meetings, allowing us to fund travel and accommodation costs of key developers
  • support pre-release bugfixing, in order to improve the reliability of each new QGIS version.

What is your benefit sponsoring the QGIS Development?

Sponsoring the QGIS project provides the following benefits:

  • Ensures the sustainability and health of the QGIS project.
  • All sponsors will be listed on the project sponsor page, ordered by contribution class (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze) with a link back to the sponsor.
  • Platinum Sponsors will have their logo placed on rotating banner on front page of qgis.osgeo.org
  • Gold Sponsors will be listed on the sponsors page with a large logo (e.g. 300x200px)
  • Silver sponsors will be listed on the sponsors page with a medium size logo (e.g. 150x100px)
  • Bronze sponsors will be listed on the sponsors page with a small size logo (e.g. 64x64px)
  • Sponsors will be listed in the front matter of the QGIS manual
  • Sponsors will be allowed to use a special version of the QGIS logo on their web site and promotional materials, which shows they are a sponsor of the QGIS project
  • No advertising will be placed within the QGIS application itself.
  • Donors will be listed on the Sponsors and Donors page, but do not receive the additional benefits listed above for sponsors.