David,

It looks like this is shaping up to be quite an event!

The dates on the wiki page still seem very open, but you mention mid-March.
Can we be more precise with the dates that are being considered? March is
already not that far away and it would help to have a tighter window for us to
start pitching this to mgmt.

As for the lodging, all these ski chalets sounds wonderful. The only thing I
would suggest is that, given the nature of this work to be done (sounds to
me like probably more debating than coding, necessarily) it will be crucial
to have a big meeting space and a projector so that people can make
presentations to the group as a whole.

It is great to see CampToCamp stepping forward to organize this event, I
think it will be a great opportunity to get some good work done.

Erik

ps. I'll forward the original post to the users@ and dev@ lists for openlayers




On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 07:21, David JONGLEZ
<david.jong...@camptocamp.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> 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
> organization/company).
>
> 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
> OSGeo.
>
> 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:
>      http://www.nabble.com/Code-Sprint-2009-td20722889.html
>    * Page on Version 3.0 of OpenLayers:
>      http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/three
>
> 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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