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* Revisit [[What's Working]] and [[What's Not Working]] -- Arnulf
 
* Revisit [[What's Working]] and [[What's Not Working]] -- Arnulf
 
* Revisit [[Board tasks]] and consider to either drop this page altogether (do it via Trac?) or appoint page maintainer -- Arnulf
 
* Revisit [[Board tasks]] and consider to either drop this page altogether (do it via Trac?) or appoint page maintainer -- Arnulf
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== Minutes ==
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* Meeting taken place on telephone [[Conference Call]] and on [http://logs.qgis.org/osgeo/%23osgeo.2007-05-18.log IRC].
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* In attendance: Mark Lucas, Arnulf Christl, Jo Walsh, Markus Neteler, Chris Holmes, Frank Warmerdam, Tyler Mitchell
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Appoint meeting secretary
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* Mark scribing meeting
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Reviewed and approved [[Twenty Sixth Board Meeting]] minutes
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* All were in favour of approving minutes
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Discuss timing of a FOSS4G OSGeo face-to-face meeting, if we want one.
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* Agreed that a face-to-face meeting was valuable to have in Victoria
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* Sunday before the conference is the tentative date - assume there is a room available during conference set up
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* Will coordinate with Paul Ramsey
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Approve Arnulf as new VisCom Chair.
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* VisCom approved Arnulf as chair
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* All board were in favour, approved
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[[GeoTools Contribution Steps]]
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* General discussion (Chris)
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* Discussion around copyright of GeoTools
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* Reviewing email that Chris sent - about assigning copyright to OSGeo
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* Jo, commented on clause that OSGeo may license under other terms, some questions about whether they can be further reassigned
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* General agreement that having a standardized CLA for projects is good, rather than different for each one
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* Geotools is working on wording in a new proposed agreement
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* Discussed how to accomplish a legal review of the CLA
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* Agreed to finalize wording, then coordinate with Autodesk legal staff which has donated assistance in the past
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Revise [http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php?title=OSGeo_FAQ&diff=13249&oldid=5281 the FAQ about proprietary software]. -- Jo
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* Reviewed changes and accepted
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Revisit [[What's Working]] and [[What's Not Working]] -- Arnulf
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* Briefly reviewed the pages
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* Agreed to have '''everyone review the web pages and update'''
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Revisit [[Board tasks]] and consider to either drop this page altogether (do it via Trac?) or appoint page maintainer -- Arnulf
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* Revisit board tasks and consider whether to drop and move to trac, what should status be.
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* Reviewed the list and discussed some of the current status, not an active page
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* Move to Trac as appropriate
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* Various outstanding tasks briefly mention, on Tyler's plate: fund raising, 501c3 status, election planning
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* Others: binary stack, financial statements
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Other items:
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* Directors and officers insurance
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** Tyler has a quote, will coordinate with Gary and have board give final approval
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** Other foundations carry this type of insurance, will research and make recommendations
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* OSGeo Journal
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** First journal released, good work
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Meeting adjourned 15:41UTC, all in favour

Revision as of 09:16, 24 May 2007

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

Communication will use the new Conference Call facilities.

Agenda

Minutes

  • Meeting taken place on telephone Conference Call and on IRC.
  • In attendance: Mark Lucas, Arnulf Christl, Jo Walsh, Markus Neteler, Chris Holmes, Frank Warmerdam, Tyler Mitchell


Appoint meeting secretary

  • Mark scribing meeting


Reviewed and approved Twenty Sixth Board Meeting minutes

  • All were in favour of approving minutes


Discuss timing of a FOSS4G OSGeo face-to-face meeting, if we want one.

  • Agreed that a face-to-face meeting was valuable to have in Victoria
  • Sunday before the conference is the tentative date - assume there is a room available during conference set up
  • Will coordinate with Paul Ramsey


Approve Arnulf as new VisCom Chair.

  • VisCom approved Arnulf as chair
  • All board were in favour, approved


GeoTools Contribution Steps

  • General discussion (Chris)
  • Discussion around copyright of GeoTools
  • Reviewing email that Chris sent - about assigning copyright to OSGeo
  • Jo, commented on clause that OSGeo may license under other terms, some questions about whether they can be further reassigned
  • General agreement that having a standardized CLA for projects is good, rather than different for each one
  • Geotools is working on wording in a new proposed agreement
  • Discussed how to accomplish a legal review of the CLA
  • Agreed to finalize wording, then coordinate with Autodesk legal staff which has donated assistance in the past


Revise the FAQ about proprietary software. -- Jo

  • Reviewed changes and accepted


Revisit What's Working and What's Not Working -- Arnulf

  • Briefly reviewed the pages
  • Agreed to have everyone review the web pages and update


Revisit Board tasks and consider to either drop this page altogether (do it via Trac?) or appoint page maintainer -- Arnulf

  • Revisit board tasks and consider whether to drop and move to trac, what should status be.
  • Reviewed the list and discussed some of the current status, not an active page
  • Move to Trac as appropriate
  • Various outstanding tasks briefly mention, on Tyler's plate: fund raising, 501c3 status, election planning
  • Others: binary stack, financial statements


Other items:

  • Directors and officers insurance
    • Tyler has a quote, will coordinate with Gary and have board give final approval
    • Other foundations carry this type of insurance, will research and make recommendations
  • OSGeo Journal
    • First journal released, good work

Meeting adjourned 15:41UTC, all in favour