Sponsorship and Donation

Maybe you have used pgRouting for your research project or for some commercial application or something else. Then we hope that the library and the information on the pgRouting website helped you to get your work done. Or maybe you’re planning to use pgRouting for your next project.

pgRouting is an Open Source project and so the users and the community are the most valuable and most important factor. pgRouting 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. We appreciate every feedback, question, bug report, patches and contributions.

We would like to extend our activities and improve the quality of pgRouting. Your financial contribution will support the maintenance, improvement, and promotion of pgRouting. 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.

How can you support the pgRouting Development

There are two kinds of financial contributions, we accept:

  • Sponsorships: a sponsorship is an annual commitment of funds to the project.
  • Donations: a donation is a once off financial contribution to the project.

Sponsorship

Sponsors can sponsor pgRouting for any amount of money of at least 150 EUR / 200 USD. Sponsorships last one year, after which they may be continued with a new payment, or allowed to lapse. At or above the following levels a sponsor will be designated as being one of the following class:

  • 1.500+ EUR / 2.000+ USD: Platinum Sponsor
  • 750+ EUR / 1.000+ USD: Gold Sponsor
  • 450+ EUR / 600+ USD: Silver Sponsor
  • 150+ EUR / 200+ USD: Bronze Sponsor

Organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring the pgRouting project should contact with questions, or to make arrangements.

Donation

Donations can be of any amount through PayPal.

Even a small donation can make a big difference and help to reach important project goals!

What is your benefit sponsoring the pgRouting Development

Sponsoring the pgRouting project provides the following benefits:

  • Ensures the sustainability and health of the pgRouting 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 in the sidebar of pgrouting.org
    • Gold Sponsors will be listed on the sponsors page with a large logo (60k pixel, e.g. 300x200px)
    • Silver sponsors will be listed on the sponsors page with a medium size logo (30k pixel, e.g. 200x150px)
    • Bronze sponsors will be listed on the sponsors page with a small size logo (6k ixel, e.g. 100x60px)
  • Sponsors will be allowed to use a special version of the pgRouting logo on their web site, which shows they are a sponsor of the pgRouting project
  • Donors will be listed on the sponsors page upon request, but do not receive the additional benefits listed above for sponsors

How do we use financial support

The sponsorship funds will be spent to directly improve the code base of the project, to fund tasks that generally receive less attention from developers, and to fund work on peripheral project tasks so that core contributors can focus efforts on pgRouting improvements.

As an example, we would like to fund the following project activities:

  • fund developers to work on specific aspects of pgRouting including implementing new features and fixing bugs
  • improvement of documentation, workshop materials and tutorials
  • scholarship for students, who applied for Google Summer of Code with a great pgRouting proposal, but were unable to receive one of the limited Google stipends
  • implementation of a particular feature (if sponsorship is sufficient)

Note

For the beginning (to keep it simple) we’re using a private PayPal account registered by Georepublic (Germany). In case the amount of donations will increase by a signifacant amount we might consider to setup some non-profit organisation. Georepublic will report donations to the pgRouting PSC.

Donations and Sponsorship received in the past 12 months

The following people or organizations have made donations or supplied financial development support to the pgRouting project and have specifically requested that their names appear here:

Many thanks to the listed and non-listed supporters have provided support or made donations. Names listed here are by specific request (and will be removed after about 12 months). If you have made a donation or provided financial support and wish to appear in this list (no links!), please send an email to project at pgrouting dot org.