Board Meeting 2020-01-27

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This board meeting is scheduled Monday 27 January 2020 at 16:00 UTC through IRC, a record of motions is preserved on loomio and actions on osgeo todo issue tracker.

Agenda

Current items

  1. roll call
    • appoint meeting chair, meeting scribe/secretary
  2. Review and approve past minutes
  3. Appoint Jody Garnett and Enock Seth Nyamador as co-chairs of Marketing Committee.
  4. Negotiation with Buenos Aires Team
  5. f2f Meeting - https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/hacBIYOAEA/
  6. FOSS4G Registering Trademark (Email from Steven F.)
  7. Email from Bart 5.12. regarding board actions towards Halifax-actions
  8. Discuss request from osgeo4w for yearly budget
  9. Project report from Marble
  10. QGIS Summer camp, Summer school, Contributer meeting and Conference - application for sponsorship
  11. Request W3C Web mapping workshop, Montreal June 15-17 [1]
  12. Request for collaboration for an NSF research project
  13. FOSS4G Europe 2020 request for seed funding [2]
  14. GSoC 2020, Importance of that program.
  15. Add more agenda items here...

Minutes

  • Presiding: Till
  • Scribing: Angelos
  • Attending: Till, Astrid, Angelos, Tom, Codrina, Helena, Victoria, Michael, Vicky

Review and approve past minutes Board_Meeting_2020-01-13

Appoint Jody Garnett and Enock Seth Nyamador as co-chairs of Marketing Committee

  • Jody Garnett present.
  • Jody is going to try to restart the marketing / outreach committee

MOT 1: Appoint Jody Garnett and Enock Seth Nyamador as co-chairs of Marketing Committee

  • Astrid: +1 (Initial motion)
  • Angelos: +1 (seconded)
  • Helena: +1
  • Tom: +1
  • Till: +1
  • Victoria: +1
  • Codrina: +1
  • Michael: +1
  • Vicky: +1
  • Motion passed during the meeting
  • Motion on Loomio: ?
  • ACTION: Astrid to update the website officer list

Negotiation with Buenos Aires Team

  • On Conference Committee mailing list there was a proposal of Eli: First 30k 50/50, then 90/10
  • ACTION: Till to talk to BALOC and report back

f2f Meeting

  • https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/hacBIYOAEA/
  • Some concers that Athens will be very busy. Note that we are planning a co-located OGC API Hackathon at that time.
  • Maybe we could meet the day after or before the community sprint
  • Thoughts about having the f2f in both places so that at least all can participate personally on one
  • Give more time for all to vote on the poll and also discuss on mailing list before making a decision.

FOSS4G Registering Trademark (Email from Steven F.)

  • Example from ASF: https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/
  • Discussion about FOSS4G and ribon trademarks.
  • This discussion was raised before (with the LocationTech thing), Venka, as the initiator, did not agree.
  • Perhaps make a wider discussion about this. Maybe board and conf-list.
  • Jody: For TM our website (and the old website) claims the trademark https://www.osgeo.org/legal-information/ Text is copied from old website, I assumed folks who wrote it knew what was what.
  • Probably should first start with a CC vote to do this before we go wider.
  • ACTION: Till to answer Steven
  • Side discussion about OSGeo Store online. Looks like a topic for the marketing committee.

Email from Bart 5.12. regarding board actions towards Halifax-actions

  • Actions such as unresponsiveness on request from the community and also the board and the other actions taken were against the CoC.
  • Bart's email was more about the actions and not how to handle promoting Calgary as the official conference.
  • It's a good idea to ask CoC-committee for their thoughts on this.
  • Also note that Jeff was unresponsive while being on the board for more than 6 months
  • We should at least have a common public position.
  • Vicky as co-chair of CoC committee tried to contact Jeff, and he was unresponsive
  • Maybe someone could try to call him on the phone. Looks like other channels do not work.
  • If it was weeks, there can maybe be some lenience and understanding, but this is working against OSGeo and FOSS4G for months.
  • This is a wider issue regarding the fact that OSGeo doesn't have the tools to protect itself from these actions.
  • Prevention: Own the trademark
  • It is not a priority to contact Jeff right now or revive this halifax topic.
  • Bylaws do mention that the board can remove members if they missbehave.

Discuss request from osgeo4w for yearly budget

  • Paolo Cavalini present.

Actions

  • Astrid to update the website officer list
  • Till to talk to BALOC and report back
  • Till to answer Steven about the FOSS4G Trademark.

IRC Log