The MapLibre Bounty Program will support the following cross-project directions: Terrain3D, globe view, documentation, performance, Brahmic/Indic scripts, MapLibre Innovation Lab.
We invited the broader community to give feedback and share ideas for cross-project directions in a discussion group on GitHub .
The Governing Board found that these directions are indeed strategically important for the growth of the user and contributor base and decided to support them with Bounties.
Furthermore, the Board identified that promoting better documentation with Bounties will help the wider adoption of the MapLibre SDKs and help people migrate existing projects to MapLibre.
Finally, the Board recognizes that innovation is a critical factor for the long-term success of MapLibre and sees a need to foster an open environment where people can experiment freely. The MapLibre Innovation Lab shall be the place where people can come together and experiment, look at the latest technologies available, and prepare us for next-generation map rendering.
Now that the Governing Board has decided how to split the Bounty budget in strategically important directions, the maintainers and the coordinator are in charge of deciding on the allocation of Bounties on individual tasks.