Board Meeting 2012-10-11

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This board meeting is re-scheduled for the 18th of October 2012 at 3:00 UTC on IRC and follow up voting on Skype or by email.


Agenda

  • roll call
    • appoint meeting chair, meeting scribe/secretary
  • Action items from last and previous meetings
    • ...
  • New business
    • Motion: OGC Team project enters incubation with Justin DeOlivera as mentor.
    • Motion: Marble Virtual Globe project enters incubation with Arnulf Christl as mentor.
    • Proposal for forming an Executive Committee (Executive Committee Terms Of Reference).
    • Finances: IRS (internal revenue service) update
    • Consider participation in LocationTech (http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-October/010254.html)
    • Just for the initial information: OSGeo participation at IST Africa (http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2013/)
      • Team: Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission
      • 15 - 17 May, Nairobi, Kenia
      • Call for Papers Deadline 07 December
      • Call for Exhibitors will open in December and close on 28 February.
      • CCSS (one of organizators of FOSS4G-CEE) goes there, want's to organize "OSGeo workshop", prepare stand with some materials about OSGeo. Anybody else who want's to join is welcomed. --Jachym 12:01, 10 October 2012 (PDT)
    • Brief report on FOSS4G 2013 status / any questions (Peter) - in general all going well, impressed by all that is going on with the LOC
    • please add items

Minutes

  • Meeting called to order at 3:08 UTC.
  • Previous meeting minutes
  • OGC Team project incubation.
    • MOTION: Jachym moved that the OGC Team project enters incubation with Justin DeOlivera as mentor. Motion carried, with Cameron voting -0 as he had an unanswered question.
  • Marble Virtual Globe project incubation.
    • MOTION: Cameron moved that the Marble Virtual Globe project enters incubation with Arnulf Christl as mentor, motion carried.
  • Formation of Executive Committee.
    • Concerned were raised about effectively growing the board by fiat and the matter was deferred for more discussion on the mailing list.
  • Finance: IRS Update
    • Daniel unable to attend so this was deferred.
  • LocationTech Membership
    • MOTION: Frank moved that OSGeo participates in LocationTech with Peter Batty as OSGeo liason, motion carried.
  • IST Africa
    • Jachym gave a report about the conference activities planned.
  • FOSS4G 2013
    • Peter gave a status report.
    • ACTION: Peter will bring a final budget and venue contract to the board.
  • Next Meeting
    • Scheduled for November 22nd at 20.00 UTC.
  • Closing Meeting
    • MOTION: Frank moved to close the meeting, motion carried.


Assigned Tasks

    • ACTION: Peter will bring a final FOSS4G 2013 budget and venue contract to the board.


Motions

  1. MOTION: Cameron moved to adopt the minutes of the Board Meeting 2012-09-13 meeting, motion carried.
  2. MOTION: Jachym moved that the OGC Team project enters incubation with Justin DeOlivera as mentor, motion carried.
  3. MOTION: Cameron moved that the Marble Virtual Globe project enters incubation with Arnulf Christl as mentor, motion carried.
  4. MOTION: Frank moved that OSGeo participates in LocationTech with Peter Batty as OSGeo liason, motion carried.
  5. MOTION: Frank moved to close the meeting, motion carried.