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*# '''mpg''' to do inventory of committees and local chapters (carried over from previous meeting)
 
*# '''mpg''' to do inventory of committees and local chapters (carried over from previous meeting)
 
*#* Clean out and update Charter Membership (carried over from previous meeting again)
 
*#* Clean out and update Charter Membership (carried over from previous meeting again)
*# '''Daniel''' to resolve 'c3 vs. 'c6 issue
 
 
*# '''Jo''' report from the ELOgeo importation process
 
*# '''Jo''' report from the ELOgeo importation process
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*# '''Daniel''' to resolve 'c3 vs. 'c6 issue
 
*# '''Daniel''' to decide what to do about QuickBooks issue
 
*# '''Daniel''' to decide what to do about QuickBooks issue
* Beijing FOSS4G conference actions:
+
*# September (new board): Decide on location for AGM, Sol Katz, F2F board meeting
** Cancellation notice from Beijing LOC (formal response to LOC and public announcement)
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* Finances:
** Decide on location for AGM, Sol Katz, F2F board meeting (see: http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-July/009809.html)
+
** See: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av9Xf1ehZXz-dG5zYnVmSnJRWk5yTExDYmtpTTFSNXc
** Update or redirect http://2012.foss4g.org/ with cancellation notice, ref to FOSS4G 2013, location of AGM/Sol Katz/F2F, ???
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** Review/discuss budget/finances YTD info as of 2012-07-31
* Funding request for the QGIS Developer Meeting in October 2012 (1,000€, see http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-June/009701.html)
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** Motion to approve new revised budget as of 2012-08-07 ?
* Funding request for the First Latin American Conference of Free and Open Source GIS in October 2012. Mauricio Miranda presents the initiative
+
* Quick finances update - invoices sent to sponsors
+
 
* Continue dialog on how to associate with Eclipse (see board list mail from Jo)
 
* Continue dialog on how to associate with Eclipse (see board list mail from Jo)
 
* PDX-OSGeo local chapter formal recognition, [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/PDX_OSGEO_Local_Chapter_Recognition some notes on what has been done]
 
* PDX-OSGeo local chapter formal recognition, [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/PDX_OSGEO_Local_Chapter_Recognition some notes on what has been done]
 
* Finalize confirmation of board voting procedure - left over from a couple years ago - Frank to summarize.
 
* Finalize confirmation of board voting procedure - left over from a couple years ago - Frank to summarize.
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* Clarify that the rights granted to code contributors who signed the [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-July/009912.html GeoTools Copyright Assignment]. Specifically, does it include the right to distribute their own work under a different OSI approved license?
 +
** Related:  [http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GEOTOOLS/Dual+License+Request Dual License Request] (withdrawn) - proposal to dual-license as per GeoTools Code Contribution Agreement and OSGeo by-laws
 +
** Related: [http://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant.txt Apache Software Grant] recommended on sis-dev
 +
* How to deal with alleged impartiality and favoritism of OSGeo, see mail threads around [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-July/009901.html "Asking permission for re-licensing..."] and follow-ups
 +
** Identifying when a committee has been put in situation of Judge and Party (see the [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=geotools-administration&max_rows=25&style=nested&viewmonth=201207 geotools-admin thread])
 +
** Identifying when a committee or process is considered biased [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2012-July/010683.html osgeo-discuss thread]
 +
* Acknowledge resignations of Charter members:
 +
** Jason Birch
 +
** Kazunori Noda
 +
* FOSS4G North America 2013 Minneapolis Request for OSGeo to act as Financial Backstop
 
* ''please add items''
 
* ''please add items''
 
* Confirm next meeting time and date [[Board Meeting 2012-xx-xx]]
 
* Confirm next meeting time and date [[Board Meeting 2012-xx-xx]]
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* logistics
 
* logistics
 
** detailed conversation log: http://logs.qgis.org/osgeo/%23osgeo.2012-08-09.log
 
** detailed conversation log: http://logs.qgis.org/osgeo/%23osgeo.2012-08-09.log
** Attending:  
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** Attending: seven mpg pmbatty dmorissette tschaub
** Absent:  
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** Absent with regrets: jo frankw
** Chair:  
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** Missing: mark
** Secretary:  
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** Chair: seven
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** Secretary: mpg
  
 
==== Assigned Tasks ====
 
==== Assigned Tasks ====
# ...
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# Peter to produce a brief final report to the OSGeo membership on FOSS4G 2011 (financial, etc)
 +
# Arnulf to set up, schedule and run 2012 elections
 +
# mpg to do inventory of committees and local chapters (carried over from previous meeting)
 +
# Jo report from the ELOgeo importation process
 +
# Daniel to resolve 'c3 vs. 'c6 issue
 +
# Daniel to decide what to do about QuickBooks issue
 +
# September (new board): Decide on location for AGM, Sol Katz, F2F board meeting
 +
 
 +
# Daniel: draft a 2013 budget in the coming weeks based on same expenses and 0 FOSS4G revenues if that helps
 +
 
  
 
==== Motions ====
 
==== Motions ====
# ...
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# approve minutes from July meeting - 1/mpg, 2/tschaub, all +1
 +
# motion to accept PDX as an official OSGeo Local Chapter - 1/seven, 2/mpg, all +1
 +
# Motion: "The board understands that it was the intention of the GeoTools Contributor Agreement to grant the Contributor right to relicense their Submission"
 +
# motion to ack the resignation of Noda, Birch, and also Eduardo Patto Kanegae - 1/mpg, 2/seven, all +1
 +
# Motion: The board agrees in principle to work towards financial support of the FOSS4GNA regional event, with details to be sorted out before final approval of the support - 1/seven, 2/dmorissette, all +1
 +
 
  
 
==== Notes ====
 
==== Notes ====
* ...
+
17:08 start
 +
 
 +
* motion: approve minutes from July meeting
 +
** 1/mpg, 2/tschaub, all +1
 +
 
 +
* action items from previous meeting
 +
** Peter to produce a brief final report to the OSGeo membership on FOSS4G 2011 (financial, etc)
 +
*** will get done in August
 +
** statement by Arnulf re: Beijing cancellation
 +
*** done
 +
** Arnulf to set up, schedule and run 2012 elections
 +
*** underway now
 +
** mpg to do inventory of committees and local chapters (carried over from previous meeting)
 +
*** almost complete, waiting for election to finish
 +
** Jo report from the ELOgeo importation process
 +
*** carry over, Jo not here
 +
** Daniel to resolve 'c3 vs. 'c6 issue
 +
*** carry over
 +
** Daniel to decide what to do about QuickBooks issue
 +
*** carry over
 +
** September (new board): Decide on location for AGM, Sol Katz, F2F board meeting
 +
*** carry over (to new board)
 +
 
 +
17:21
 +
 
 +
* Finances
 +
** https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av9Xf1ehZXz-dG5zYnVmSnJRWk5yTExDYmtpTTFSNXc
 +
** key points:
 +
*** Denver balance ended up being slightly lower than budgetted 50k$ at 37,420
 +
*** Expenses, the main highlight is I'd like to add/vote a budget of 5k$ for code sprint support since we agreed to support two code sprints so far but that was not in the budget
 +
** pmbatty: I have a bit of a concern that we will get no conference revenue until end of 2013 (well maybe some from FOSS4G NA sooner); I think we will have to cut out expenditure quite a bit in 2013 unless we get some extra revenue from somewhere, or am I missing something?
 +
** dmorissette: If we keep going this way we should be able to go through 2013, but our bank balance will go down by ~40-50k$
 +
** tschaub: I'm in favor of adding sprint budget and reducing ambassador expenses
 +
** action item for Daniel: draft a 2013 budget in the coming weeks based on same expenses and 0 FOSS4G revenues if that helps
 +
 
 +
* Continue dialog on how to associate with Eclipse (see board list mail from Jo)
 +
** postpone/carry over, needs more on mailing list
 +
 
 +
* PDX-OSGeo local chapter formal recognition
 +
** http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/PDX_OSGEO_Local_Chapter_Recognition
 +
** http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Pdx
 +
** motion to accept PDX as an official OSGeo Local Chapter - 1/seven, 2/mpg, all +1
 +
 
 +
* Finalize confirmation of board voting procedure - left over from a couple years ago - Frank to summarize.
 +
** Frank not here, needs more discussions
 +
 
 +
17:39
 +
 
 +
* Clarify that the rights granted to code contributors who signed the GeoTools Copyright Assignment. Specifically, does it include the right to distribute their own work under a different OSI approved license?
 +
** (discussion...)
 +
** Motion: "The board understands that it was the intention of the GeoTools Contributor Agreement to grant the Contributor right to relicense their Submission"
 +
** /note by mpg: doesn't appear this was formally voted on, so will be done by email]
 +
 
 +
18:04
 +
 
 +
* motion to ack the resignation of Noda, Birch, and also Eduardo Patto Kanegae
 +
** 1/mpg, 2/seven, all +1
 +
 
 +
* FOSS4GNA
 +
** dmorissette: Not sure we can sort out the FOSS4GNA question completely today… we can agree in principle, but the details need to be sorted out in my opinion … this will set a precedent for other regional events, we need to keep that in minid and set some rules that will be applicable more broadly
 +
** Motion: The board agrees in principle to work towards financial support of the FOSS4GNA regional event, with details to be sorted out before final approval of the support
 +
** 1/seven, 2/dmorissette, all +1

Latest revision as of 17:19, 10 August 2012


This board meeting is scheduled for the 9th of August 2012 at 17:00 UTC on IRC and follow up voting on Skype or by email.


Agenda

  • Review past minutes: Board Meeting 2012-07-12
  • Appoint secretary
  • Action items from last and previous meetings
    1. Ongoing: Arnulf to set up, schedule and run 2012 elections
    2. Peter Batty and Jo Cook to work on getting FOSS4G 2011 material online - discussions under way, need to get some (small) volunteer effort to pull things together
    3. mpg to do inventory of committees and local chapters (carried over from previous meeting)
      • Clean out and update Charter Membership (carried over from previous meeting again)
    4. Jo report from the ELOgeo importation process
    5. Daniel to resolve 'c3 vs. 'c6 issue
    6. Daniel to decide what to do about QuickBooks issue
    7. September (new board): Decide on location for AGM, Sol Katz, F2F board meeting
  • Finances:
  • Continue dialog on how to associate with Eclipse (see board list mail from Jo)
  • PDX-OSGeo local chapter formal recognition, some notes on what has been done
  • Finalize confirmation of board voting procedure - left over from a couple years ago - Frank to summarize.
  • Clarify that the rights granted to code contributors who signed the GeoTools Copyright Assignment. Specifically, does it include the right to distribute their own work under a different OSI approved license?
  • How to deal with alleged impartiality and favoritism of OSGeo, see mail threads around "Asking permission for re-licensing..." and follow-ups
  • Acknowledge resignations of Charter members:
    • Jason Birch
    • Kazunori Noda
  • FOSS4G North America 2013 Minneapolis Request for OSGeo to act as Financial Backstop
  • please add items
  • Confirm next meeting time and date Board Meeting 2012-xx-xx

Minutes

Assigned Tasks

  1. Peter to produce a brief final report to the OSGeo membership on FOSS4G 2011 (financial, etc)
  2. Arnulf to set up, schedule and run 2012 elections
  3. mpg to do inventory of committees and local chapters (carried over from previous meeting)
  4. Jo report from the ELOgeo importation process
  5. Daniel to resolve 'c3 vs. 'c6 issue
  6. Daniel to decide what to do about QuickBooks issue
  7. September (new board): Decide on location for AGM, Sol Katz, F2F board meeting
  1. Daniel: draft a 2013 budget in the coming weeks based on same expenses and 0 FOSS4G revenues if that helps


Motions

  1. approve minutes from July meeting - 1/mpg, 2/tschaub, all +1
  2. motion to accept PDX as an official OSGeo Local Chapter - 1/seven, 2/mpg, all +1
  3. Motion: "The board understands that it was the intention of the GeoTools Contributor Agreement to grant the Contributor right to relicense their Submission"
  4. motion to ack the resignation of Noda, Birch, and also Eduardo Patto Kanegae - 1/mpg, 2/seven, all +1
  5. Motion: The board agrees in principle to work towards financial support of the FOSS4GNA regional event, with details to be sorted out before final approval of the support - 1/seven, 2/dmorissette, all +1


Notes

17:08 start

  • motion: approve minutes from July meeting
    • 1/mpg, 2/tschaub, all +1
  • action items from previous meeting
    • Peter to produce a brief final report to the OSGeo membership on FOSS4G 2011 (financial, etc)
      • will get done in August
    • statement by Arnulf re: Beijing cancellation
      • done
    • Arnulf to set up, schedule and run 2012 elections
      • underway now
    • mpg to do inventory of committees and local chapters (carried over from previous meeting)
      • almost complete, waiting for election to finish
    • Jo report from the ELOgeo importation process
      • carry over, Jo not here
    • Daniel to resolve 'c3 vs. 'c6 issue
      • carry over
    • Daniel to decide what to do about QuickBooks issue
      • carry over
    • September (new board): Decide on location for AGM, Sol Katz, F2F board meeting
      • carry over (to new board)

17:21

  • Finances
    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av9Xf1ehZXz-dG5zYnVmSnJRWk5yTExDYmtpTTFSNXc
    • key points:
      • Denver balance ended up being slightly lower than budgetted 50k$ at 37,420
      • Expenses, the main highlight is I'd like to add/vote a budget of 5k$ for code sprint support since we agreed to support two code sprints so far but that was not in the budget
    • pmbatty: I have a bit of a concern that we will get no conference revenue until end of 2013 (well maybe some from FOSS4G NA sooner); I think we will have to cut out expenditure quite a bit in 2013 unless we get some extra revenue from somewhere, or am I missing something?
    • dmorissette: If we keep going this way we should be able to go through 2013, but our bank balance will go down by ~40-50k$
    • tschaub: I'm in favor of adding sprint budget and reducing ambassador expenses
    • action item for Daniel: draft a 2013 budget in the coming weeks based on same expenses and 0 FOSS4G revenues if that helps
  • Continue dialog on how to associate with Eclipse (see board list mail from Jo)
    • postpone/carry over, needs more on mailing list
  • Finalize confirmation of board voting procedure - left over from a couple years ago - Frank to summarize.
    • Frank not here, needs more discussions

17:39

  • Clarify that the rights granted to code contributors who signed the GeoTools Copyright Assignment. Specifically, does it include the right to distribute their own work under a different OSI approved license?
    • (discussion...)
    • Motion: "The board understands that it was the intention of the GeoTools Contributor Agreement to grant the Contributor right to relicense their Submission"
    • /note by mpg: doesn't appear this was formally voted on, so will be done by email]

18:04

  • motion to ack the resignation of Noda, Birch, and also Eduardo Patto Kanegae
    • 1/mpg, 2/seven, all +1
  • FOSS4GNA
    • dmorissette: Not sure we can sort out the FOSS4GNA question completely today… we can agree in principle, but the details need to be sorted out in my opinion … this will set a precedent for other regional events, we need to keep that in minid and set some rules that will be applicable more broadly
    • Motion: The board agrees in principle to work towards financial support of the FOSS4GNA regional event, with details to be sorted out before final approval of the support
    • 1/seven, 2/dmorissette, all +1