Board Meeting 2006 08 18

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The 16th board meeting has been scheduled for the 18th of August at 15:00 UTC (fixedtime), by phone and IRC (#osgeo) at the same time.

Communication will switch to the new Conference Call.

Agenda

Minutes

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE OPEN SOURCE GEOSPATIAL FOUNDATION A Delaware non-stock corporation.

On August 18th, 2006, at 8:00 am Pacific time, pursuant to notice duly given, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (the "Foundation" or "OSGeo") held a meeting by teleconference. The meeting lasted ninety minutes.

Present at the meeting were the following members of the Board: Frank Warmerdam, Mark Lucas, Jo Walsh, Arnulf Christl, Venkatesh Raghavan, Gary Lang and Markus Neteler. [?], assistant to Rich Steele was present for part of the meeting. All participants on the call indicated that they could hear one another. Additionally, Internet Relay Chat was used for backup purposes (#osgeo on irc.freenode.net). Mr. Lucas was appointed chairperson of the meeting. Finding a quorum present, Mr. Lucas called the meeting to order. Jo Walsh was appointed secretary of the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The Board first approved by general consent the minutes of the meeting held on 4th August 2006.

= Vote to move forward with recruitment for Executive Director position

It was agreed that the Board's decision to appoint an Executive Director had already been taken and the current discussion invokes no need for further voting about this.

Vote for to approach the current preferred candidate for contribution of their CV for the Executive Director position - all +1

Discussion of non profit status

asssiatnt of rich steele rich steele workign on nonfprofit status

current fiscal projection year 2 precending years build up from minutes

200000 initial funding requirement - is this too big or small

for the financial projection


Budget to be submitted to Board for review

This essentially is Adsk's sponsorship offering for different costs and what our longer term plan can be

Gary and fellow Adsk person talk about ED costs, other ongoing costs

FrankW says the fundraising committee responsible for Income estimate

Discussion of Infrastructure Needs

by the f2f a solid plan and some stuff implemented. http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Face_to_Face_Meeting_Lausanne_2006#Agenda

the migration process will produce a map of projects and URLs which will allow easier migration in from other platforms too as well as provide a map back out for some applications.

Vote to approve OSGeo China Chapter

This is approved.

http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/China

http://www.nrscc.gov.cn/english/about.asp

That's the geospatial infrastructure provider for the country. Startign local OSGeo instance with Autodesk China.


Appoint new ongoing chair of telecon meetings

Frank volunteers just to chair ongoingly and get on with this

Mark talks about reqs for not for profits co-hosting gov conferences. Scheme already - URLs?

Motion to close the meeting.

The meeting is closed.