Board Meeting 2014-04-10

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This board meeting is scheduled for the 10th of April 2014 at 20.00UTC through IRC and follow up voting by email.

Agenda

  • roll call
  • appoint meeting chair, meeting scribe/secretary
  • Review and approve past minutes: Board Meeting 2014-03-06
  • Confirm approval of OSGeo Budget 2014
  • Update on FOSS4G 2015 RFP
  • Incubation Committee IncCom_Report24 report
  • Thoughts on Annual General Meeting 2014
  • FOSS4G North America / EclipseCon / LocationTech Tech Summit 2015 (e-mail Andrew Ross)
  • FOSS4G Manifesto FOSS4G_Manifesto
  • Discussing how to prevent last week's server issues (backups, nodes at OSGeo-ICA labs, ?)
  • add your items here
  • Select next meeting timeslot

Minutes

  • Attending: Anne, Bart, Daniel, Jachym, Jeff, Jorge, Gerald
  • Presiding: Jeff
  • Scribing: Bart

Assigned Tasks

Motions (to be confirmed by email)

Full, raw minutes notes

IRC Log at http://irclogs.geoapt.com/osgeo/%23osgeo.2014-04-10.log
  • FOSS4G North America / EclipseCon / LocationTech Tech Summit 2015 (Andrew Ross)
    • Positive supportive feedback from the board on the idea
    • Some concerns have been raised to members of the board, Andrew asks people to speak up publicly so concerns can be addressed
    • Three conferences at the same time and same venue, common keynotes, common exhibition hall (main reason is less organising work)
    • Registration: one price for all, people can pick talks
    • Setting up LOC but a lot will be done by Eclipse Foundation's conference manager and her team
    • Multiple conference web sites to help with branding
    • Happy to share proceedings
  • Confirm approval of OSGeo Budget 2014
    • Budget was approved and voted on last time
    • Daniel as treasurer will make some changes later on
    • Jeff will add a note saying: "it's been approved but another review can be expected"
  • Thoughts on Annual General Meeting 2014
    • Agreement on having more visibility for the AGM, e.g. by having a 1 hour slot before lunch
    • Make sure we promote the event and say it's open to all to participate
    • Portland LOC can probably accommodate our request
  • Update on FOSS4G 2015 RFP
    • Korea has moved on to stage 2, proposal is due 28th of April
  • Incubation Committee IncCom_Report24 report
    • Make sure we get back to istSOS (just done by Jody)
  • FOSS4G Manifesto
  • Recent infrastructure issues
    • Make sure SAC has the resources it needs to handle this, SAC seems on it
    • Make sure we prevent this kind of breakage in the future
  • Next meeting agreed to be on May 15th' same time slot