Board Meeting 2011-05-05

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This board meeting is scheduled for the 5th of May 2011 at 17:00 UTC on IRC and follow up voting on Skype.

Agenda

Minutes

Action Summary

  • MOTION: Frank moved to adopt last meeting minutes, seconded by Arnulf, all were in favour
  • MOTION: Seven moved to adopt the "Open Source and Open Standards" page in the Wiki as a joint White Paper with OGC, seconded by Tim, all were in favour

Details

  • Attending: Arnulf, Daniel, Frank, Tim, Markus, Ravi, Jeff & Tyler
  1. Review past minutes: Board Meeting 2011-04-07
    1. MOTION Frank moved to adopt last meeting minutes, seconded by Arnulf, all were in favour
  2. Sponsorship update: Tyler gave overview of the current tasks he's reviewing in renewing sponsors and the challenge of chasing everybody down. He also outlined his two pronged approach to fundraising - regular sponsorship program plus helping make FOSS4G viable contributor.
  3. FOSS4G 2011 Update: Jeff gave overview of current stat of abstract voting and that the conference has received good feedback on the quality of proposals. Moving to focus on program and keynotes now. Conf committee will also be looking at 2012 RFP process soon.
  4. MOTION Seven moved to adopt the "Open Source and Open Standards" page in the Wiki as a joint White Paper with OGC, seconded by Tim, all were in favour
  5. Report from the incubating projects
    1. Not much to report at this time, Daniel getting up to speed, reaching out to mentors as a reminder as well to give reports back on status
  6. Appoint members for the OGC membership selection committee
    1. Current members: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_signs_Memorandum_of_Understanding_with_OGC#Designated_OSGeo_Members
    2. Discussion taken to the "standards" list
  7. Event discussion: Tyler outlined some of the OGC/OSGeo event ideas he's been pursuing. OSGIS Nottingham is one day such event.