支持会员规划概述

有兴趣支持QGIS项目的组织或个人应联系QGIS财务主管 Andreas Neumann (finance@qgis.org),提出相关问题,及成为赞助会员的申请、发票等事项进行安排。

QGIS是一个完全开源的项目。QGIS开发主要是由志愿者进行的,他们最终建立了一个庞大、有价值和有用的代码库,供所有人免费使用和改进。因此,您可以免费访问我们在网站上提供的源代码和二进制文件。由于这种自愿的方法,一些对开发人员来说不那么有趣或不重要的任务有时可能会被延迟安排。此外,推广QGIS需要我们参加大会和会议以及制作相关信息材料,有时对于志愿者开发人员来说非常昂贵。

同时,许多组织已经投资使用QGIS作为其运营的一部分,但没有办法直接为项目的成功和长期健康发展做出贡献。

我们希望扩展我们的活动并提高QGIS的质量,您的资金贡献将支持QGIS的维护、改进和推广。成为赞助会员是确保项目持续和整体健康发展的一种方式。

Note that prior to March 17, 2019, we had a sponsorship program that is now being transitioned to a sustaining membership program in order to make it easier for public authorities to support the QGIS.ORG project by becoming a sustaining member as previously it was difficult or impossible for them to support the project through sponsorships or donations. Financial contributions prior to March 17 are technically regarded as sponsorships, after that date as sustaining memberships.

With your financial contributions we are able to:

  • keep the QGIS.ORG IT infrastructure up and running. This includes aspects, such as

    • the QGIS.ORG website

    • our issue (bug and feature reporting) system

    • the continuous integration system that tests each change or pull request against a series of automated unit tests

    • our documentation and API documentation system

  • packaging QGIS for the various operating systems

  • fixing bugs and other issues

  • managing pull requests and do code reviewing

  • mentoring new contributors

  • translating QGIS

  • running our QGIS grant system that allows contributors to work on behind the scenes improvements to the QGIS code base, our infrastructure, documentation or other aspects of our community. Work that otherwise would be hard to do by volunteers only or hard to sell to customers of QGIS development companies

  • organize and support our contributor meetings and QGIS conferences

QGIS.ORG wants to be transparent with the funds we receive and how we spend them. Please have a look at the financial reports and budgets in our 财务 section.

How can you support the QGIS Development

我们接受两种财政援助方式:

  • sustaining memberships: a sustaining membership is an annual commitment of funds to the project.

  • donations: a donation is a once off financial contribution to the QGIS project.

Sustaining membership

Sustaining members can support QGIS for any amount of money of at least 500 €. Sustaining memberships last one year, after which they may be continued with a new payment, or allowed to lapse. Sustaining members have no voting rights (unless they are simultaneously voting members in which case their voting rights are unaffected). At or above the following levels a sustaining member will be designated as being one of the following category, based on their size and assigned through self declaration:

euros

membership level

27,000+

Flagship Member (e.g. for companies larger than 100 employees, federal governmental organizations)

9,000+

Large Member (e.g. for larger cities, provinces or companies up to 100 employees)

3,000+

Medium Member (e.g. for universities, medium size cities or companies up to 50 employees)

500+

Small Member (e.g. for smaller cities or companies up to 10 employees)

Membership fees are approved or changed by the QGIS general assembly. They are defined as minimum fees per category, but may be increased if the sustaining member chooses to do so.

Because QGIS.ORG is a world-wide project and different companies, NGOs or governmental organizations have different financial prospects, we do not enforce any membership levels - the organizations pick their own membership level based on self-assessment.

Acceptance of sustaining members shall be subject to the discretion and approval of The Board, who reserve the right to accept or reject applications for sustaining membership and ongoing support memberships as deemed appropriate.

Donation

Donations can be of any amount, via direct transfers to our bank account (SEPA payment), credit card payment (through stripe.com) or Paypal (information available at Donations page). Even a small donation can make a difference and help to reach important project goals!

If you wish to send us a larger donation, you are strongly encouraged to use the direct transfer (SEPA payment) to our bank account. If you wish to use credit card payments, payments through stripe.com are preferred as payment fees are lower than with PayPal. PayPal payments also imply an unnecessary currency conversion (€ to CHF and back to €) for reasons only PayPal understands.

Donations to QGIS are tax-deductible in some countries (e.g. in Germany through the German QGIS user group). Please refer to your local tax office for details.

What is your benefit supporting the QGIS Development?

Supporting the QGIS project as a sustaining member provides the following benefits:

  • Ensures the sustainability and health of the QGIS project.

  • Helps with fixing bugs and issues

  • All sustaining members and donors will be listed on the project 维护成员和捐助者 page, ordered by membership category (flagship, large, medium, small) with a link back to the sustaining members organization or company website and the logo in a size reflecting their membership category.

  • flagship, large and medium sustaining members will have their logo on the QGIS homepage footer banner with a logo size and order reflecting their membership category

  • sustaining membership logos are listed in the visual changelogs produced for each QGIS software release

  • sustaining members will be allowed to use a special version of the QGIS logo on their web site and promotional materials, which shows they are supporting the QGIS project

  • No advertising will be placed within the QGIS application itself.

Donors will be listed on the 维护成员和捐助者 page, but do not receive the additional benefits listed above for sustaining members, except for the first two items.

Decisions on spending of funds will be made by the QGIS Project Steering Committee, proposed in a budget that will be approved or declined by the QGIS.ORG general assembly.

Note

We regret that we cannot accept 'earmarked' funding as it creates many administrative issues. If you are interested in funding specific aspects of QGIS development, we encourage you to allocate additional human resources to the project, e.g. hiring a developer, or participating to our bug fixing initiative.

Warning

Acceptance of sustaining membership applications is at the discretion of the QGIS PSC. We reserve the right to decline offers of sustaining members if the membership organisation or party seems to be at odds with the ethos of our project. For example offers from marketing companies that have nothing to do with GIS / spatial services, or offers where we have reason to believe the presence of the sustaining member logo and marketing materials on our site and other materials will degrade the experience of our users will be declined.