Hi David,
this event seems really a good idea.

I have a couple of doubts:
why not to join the OSGeo Hacking Event in Bolsena [1] in June?
maybe two hacking events so close in time are too many.
This year the event in Bolsena has been successful to many, afaik. Well at least to me.

The other problem I have is that I will go to the Spanish FOSS GIS [2] meting of Girona in mid march.


[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Hacking_Event_2009
[2] http://www.sigte.udg.es/jornadassiglibre/

David JONGLEZ wrote:

This mail is a call for sponsorships to organize the « 3.0 OpenLayers
code sprint ». This event enables European OpenLayers community and
OpenLayers developers from around the world to meet.

The likelihood of an OpenLayers code sprint (for version 3.0) is taking
shape. It is scheduled to take place for 4-5 days during the month of
March 2009 in France, in a remote and isolated part of the Alps (a quiet
place to achieve better work on this major release!).

The cost of the stay (travel expenses excluded) is about 750 € per
person. As organizers, we want to cover all incurred expenses during the
event as well as the maximum of travel expenses i.e. a budget of about
10'000 € for 6 persons. Only the time spent at the event would then be
at the charge of the developers (and/or their respective

Any kind of support is welcome... A PayPal account is an easy means to
carry out a sponsoring activity, even a small one, as an individual or
as a company's endorsement. For a larger sponsorship, please do not
hesitate to contact me or Virginie Jourdan directly – virginie.jourdan
at camptocamp.com : we can suggest a communication partner plan (based
on OpenLayers community's sponsoring activities).

Thank you for supporting this initiative which will encourage the
promotion of French and European Open Source Geoinformatics within the

Sincerely yours,

David Jonglez

PS: For more information on the Code Sprint, please look up the following:

    * Event Web page: http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/CodeSprint2009
    * Mailing list discussions:
    * Page on Version 3.0 of OpenLayers:

PayPal account : codesprint_sponsoring at camptocamp.com (using for
example the send-money
https://www.paypal.com/ch/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_send-money )

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