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An interim Board of Directors with 5 members has been elected on February 4th by the initial members of the [http://www.osgeo.org Open Source Geospatial Foundation]. On March 18th the board has been completed to now total nine members.  
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== OSGeo Foundation Board of Directors ==
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The board is elected by the [http://www.osgeo.org/charter_members Charter members] as outlined in the [[Board Election Procedure]].
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Period: November 2019 - October 2021
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/astrid-emde/ Astrid Emde] - Cologne, Germany (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/codrina-maria-ilie/  Codrina Maria Ilie] - Bucharest, Romania (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/Aeylinen/ Helena Mitasova] - Raleigh, USA  (Eastern Time UTC -5h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/till-adams/ Till Adams] - Bonn, Germany (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/vicky-vergara/ Vicky Vergara] - Naucalpan, Mexico (Central Standard Time UTC -6h)
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Period: November 2018 - October 2020
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* [[Victoria Rautenbach]] - Pretoria, South Africa, (South Africa Standard Time UTC+2)
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* [[Michael Smith]] -  Hanover, New Hampshire, USA (Eastern Time UTC -5h) [[Treasurer]]
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* [[Angelos Tzotsos]] - Athens, Greece (Central European Time UTC +2h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
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* [[Tom Kralidis]] - Toronto, Canada (Eastern Time UTC -5h)
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Period: November 2017 - October 2019
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* [[María Arias de Reyna]]- Sevilla, Spain (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h) [[Executive_Positions|President]]
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* [[Astrid Emde]] - Cologne, Germany (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h) [[Executive_Positions|Secretary]]
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* [[Helena Mitasova]] - Raleigh, USA  (Eastern Time UTC -5h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
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* [[Jeff McKenna]] -Lunenburg, Canada  (Atlantic Time Zone UTC -4h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
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* [[Jody Garnett]] - Victoria, Canada (Pacific Time UTC -8h)
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More detailed information is available in the [[Board Member Profiles]].
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= Board Activities and Meetings =
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== Board Activities ==
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=== Motions ===
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The board is using Loomio to track motions and facilitate voting (see [[Board Voting Procedure]]):
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* https://www.loomio.org/g/kdSmIwxu/osgeo-board
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=== Actions ===
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The board is an issue tracker for actions:
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* https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/osgeo/todo/issues
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== Board Meetings ==
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In general the OSGeo board meets on IRC the last Monday of the month from [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=43&p2=49&p3=1234&p4=286&p5=157&p6=671&p7=207&p8=1091&p9=259 16.00 UTC]
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Upcoming board meetings:
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; IRC Meeting: [[IRC|Internet Rely Chat]] meetings are held on FreeNode [irc://irc.freenode.net/osgeo OSGeo channel]], please note that due to spam you are now required to register with the FreeNode "NickServ" bot to verify your identity prior to posting messages on IRC. The FreeNode OSGeo channel is [http://irclogs.geoapt.com/osgeo logged] providing a great record of IRC meetings.
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* Offboarding meeting [[Board_Meeting_2020-12-07]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2020&month=11&day=30&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=49&p4=269&p5=250&p6=37 16:00 UTC]
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; Face to Face Meeting: board will get together in person and work through discussions and tasks that are not easily handled in a 1 hour IRC meeting or via e-mail. For face to face meetings travel costs will be covered by the foundation.
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* none scheduled
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; Video call: board will get together for a video call and work through discussions and tasks that are not easily handled in 1 hour IRC meeting or via e-mail. May also consist of an informal "work party" of board members and officers to work on tasks and collaboration not easily handled in IRC meeting / email.
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* Focus on FOSS4G 2020 and COVID-19 impacts [[Board_Meeting_2020-04-13]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2020&month=04&day=13&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=49&p4=269&p5=250&p6=37 16:00 UTC]
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* none scheduled
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; Member meeting: board meeting with OSGeo members at OSGeo events providing a chance to listen and discuss our community. May also consist of informal "party" to celebrate our community, members, and what we accomplish together
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* none scheduled
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=== Previous meetings ===
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-11-30]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-10-26]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-09-28]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-08-31]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-07-29]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-07-27]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-06-29]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-05-25]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-04-27]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-04-14]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-03-30]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-02-24]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-01-27]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-01-13]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-12-30]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-12-09]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-11-25]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20191125T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-11-04]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20191104T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-10-28]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20191028T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-09-30]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190930T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-09-09]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190909T1600 16:00 UTC] breakout meeting to appoint CRO for 2019 elections
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-08-24]] 24.-25.8.2019  two days face to face meeting, prior to foss4g conference.
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-07-29]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190729T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-06-24]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190624T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-05-27]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190527T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-04-29]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190429T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-03-25]] [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2019&month=3&day=25&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=141&p4=269 14:00 UTC] (4 hour video f2v session scheduled)
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-02-26]] [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2019&month=2&day=26&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=141&p4=269 16:00 UTC]
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* Budget Meeting 2019-02-01 at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190201T1500 15:00 - 16:00 UTC]  budget breakout meeting on [https://meet.jit.si/osgeo meet.jit.si/osgeo] chat.
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-01-21]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190121T1600 16:00 UTC]
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[[:Category:Board_Meetings_2019|2019]] -
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[[:Category:Board_Meetings_2018|2018]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2017|2017]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2016|2016]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2015|2015]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2014|2014]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2013|2013]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2012|2012]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2011|2011]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2010|2010]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2009|2009]] - [[Board Meetings 2008|2008]] - [[Board Meetings 2007|2007]] - [[Board Meetings 2006|2006]] - [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/meetings/board/board_meetings.html Earlier].
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= Working Groups =
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While the board is focused on decision making occasionally there is a call for action. The following working groups are focused on accomplishing a specific 2-3 week objective and will report back to the board list when completed. This is in contrast to long term activities handled by committees.
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== 2018 Working Groups ==
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* none at present
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== 2015 Working Groups ==
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* [[2015 Sponsorship Drive Working Group]] - contact prior sponsors, blog post inviting new sponsors
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*  [[GeoForAll OSGeo Relationship]]: Revised Education Committee mandate pending clarification of relationship with Geo4All advisory board (our GeoForAll representatives are Venkatesh Raghavan and Jeff McKenna)
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= Planning =
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== 2019 Planning ==
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Documents:
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* [https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/blob/master/board/documents/osgeo_financial_guidence.pdf OSGeo Financial Guidance]
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=== Operational Budget for 2019 ===
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The board is dividing this years budget up by committee, initiative and project!
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2019]]
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== 2018 Planning ==
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=== Operational Budget for 2018 ===
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The board is dividing this years budget up by committee, initiative and project!
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2018]]
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=== Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018 ===
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OSGeo maintains a sponsorship program recognizing financial contributions to our projects, initiatives and events.
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* [[OSGeo Sponsorship Opportunities 2018]]
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== 2017 Planning ==
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=== Operational Budget for 2017 ===
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The board is dividing this years budget up by committee:
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2017]]
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=== Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017 ===
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The foundation recognizes sponsors who financially support our events, initiatives and open source projects.
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* [[Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017]]
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The following has been published as the following [http://www.osgeo.org/node/1755 blog post] and [http://www.osgeo.org/sponsorship how to sponsor page].
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== 2016 Planning ==
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=== Operational Budget for 2016 ===
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Thanks to our sponsors, and a series of successful events, OSGeo does has an operational budget for 2016.
  
== OSGeo Foundation Board of Directors ==
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2016]]
* [[User:Arnulf Christl | Arnulf Christl]]
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* [[User:Cholmes | Chris Holmes]]
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The Board has divided the above budget up according to our priority as an organization. Please keep in mind that prior boards have taken this approach - and spent nothing due to lack of volunteers willing to lead the charge. The following is budget and does not provide a commitment to spend money on the actives listed - to do that we need your commitment as a volunteer!
* [[User:Garylang | Gary Lang]]
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* [[User:Mlucas17 | Mark Lucas]]
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=== Strategic Plan 2016  ===
* [[User:Davemac | Dave McIllhagga]]
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* [[User:Neteler | Markus Neteler]]
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''From Anne'': See the parallel Skate-Boarding of Fedora at http://fedoramagazine.org/lets-talk-about-fedora-project-objectives/ - I really like the idea of having 18 months goals, that are measurable, backed up by community agreement. Let's discuss this at the first Sprint. There are also [http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/11/14/ubuntu-governance-reboot/ some thoughts on Ubuntu governance] that can inspire us, but I haven't gone through the whole discussion yet, and there are many differences between OSGeo and Ubuntu; so I'm not sure on how much we can learn from it.
* Venkatesh Raghavan
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* [[User:JoWalsh | Jo Walsh]]
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This section outlines OSGeo strategic plan for 2016 - this is a result of the [http://www.osgeo.org/about vision, mission and goals] established at the [[Board_Face_to_Face_Meeting_2016|2016 face to face meeting]].
* [[User:Warmerda | Frank Warmerdam]]
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Strategic objectives for 2016:
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* S01: showcasing excellence in our communities
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* S02: proactively engage with external partners
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* S03: Fostering our mission, vision and goals
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* S04: Empowering our communities and extending our reach
  
== Community Management Support ==
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These objectives were taken to the community for concrete / measurable actions volunteers were interested in tackling over the course of 2016.
* [[User:Andrew | Andrew Kelly]]
 
* [[User:auke | Auke Jilderda]]
 
  
== Legal Support ==
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Update: We did not receive enough feedback to form a strategic plan.
* [[User:Rich steele | Rich Steele]]
 
  
== Meetings ==
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== 2013 Planning ==
  
NOTE: Official minutes of prior board meetings can be found [https://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/meetings/board/board_meetings.html here].
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* [[OSGeo Board : Board Priorities 2013]] - establish OSGeo as a low capital, volunteer focused organization  focused supporting communities and initiatives which support themselves
  
* [[First Board Meeting]] -  February 17, 2006
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= Reference =
* [[Second Board Meeting]] - February 27, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Third Board Meeting]] - March 10, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Fourth Board Meeting]] - March 17, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Fifth Board Meeting]] - March 24, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Sixth Board Meeting]] - March 31, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Seventh Board Meeting]] - April 21, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Eighth Board Meeting]] - April 28, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Ninth Board Meeting]] - May 5th, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Tenth Board Meeting]] - May 19th, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Eleventh Board Meeting]] - June 9th, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Face to Face Meeting Summer 2006]] with [[Meeting Minutes Summer 2006]] - June 11th and 12th, 2006
 
* [[Twelfth Board Meeting]] - June 23rd, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Thirteenth Board Meeting]] - June 30th, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Fourteenth Board Meeting]] - July 14th, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Fifteenth Board Meeting]] - August 4th, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
* [[Sixteenth Board Meeting]] - August 18th, 2006, 8:00 a.m. PST
 
  
* [[Face to Face Meeting Lausanne 2006]] - September 11th, 2006 at Lausanne, Switzerland
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* Please see foundation [https://www.osgeo.org/about/bylaws/ bylaws] for official responsibilities
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* Arnulf Christl's [http://arnulf.us/sevendipity/archives/49-OSGeo-Director-Retrospective.html OSGeo Director Retrospective]. Arnulf was an OSGeo Board member and President of OSGeo.
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* for incoming Board members [[Board_of_Directors/OnboardingChecklist|OnboardingChecklist]]
  
 
== Documents ==
 
== Documents ==
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* [[https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/blob/master/board/documents/osgeo_financial_guidance.pdf OSGeo Financial Guidance]]
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* [[Executive Positions]] and [[Director Responsibilities]]
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* [[Board Election Procedure]]
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* [[Election 2020]]
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* [[Election 2019]]
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* Election 2018: [[Board_Election_2018_Results]] [[Election 2018 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2017: [[Board_Election_2017_Results]] [[Election 2017 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2016: [[Board_Election_2016_Results]] [[Election 2016 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2015: [[Board_Election_2015_Results]] [[Election 2015 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2014: [[Board Election 2014 Results]]
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* Election 2013: [[Board Election 2013 Results]]
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* Election 2012: [[Board Election 2012 Results]]
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* Election 2011: [[Board Election 2011 Results]]
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* Election 2010: [[Board Election 2010 Results]]
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* Election 2009: [[Board Election 2009]], see 2009 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
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* Election 2008: [[Board Election 2008]], see 2008 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
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* Election 2007: [[Board Election 2007]], see 2007 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
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* [[Foundation Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Project Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Local Chapter Sponsorship]] (idea)
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* [[Conflict Of Interest Policy]]
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== Mailing list ==
  
* [[Budget 2006-2007]]
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The http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/board mailing list is used for most public board discussions.  There is also a private board mailing list used only for matters that are considered needful to be kept private. 
== Website and mailing lists ==
 
  
The board has an "official" home page on the collabnet site:
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== History of OSGeo Foundation Boards of Directors ==
  
https://board.osgeo.org/
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* [[Board_Election_2018_Results|Board of Directors 2018]] (Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2019)
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* [[Board Election 2017 Results|Board of Directors 2017]] (Nov. 2017 - Oct. 2018)
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* [[Board Election 2016 Results|Board of Directors 2016]] (Aug. 2016 - Aug. 2017)
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* [[Board Election 2015 Results|Board of Directors 2015]] (Aug. 2015 - Aug. 2016)
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* [[Board Election 2014 Results|Board of Directors 2014]] (Aug. 2014 - Aug. 2015)
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* [[Board Election 2013 Results|Board of Directors 2013]] (Aug. 2013 - Aug. 2014)
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* [[Board Election 2012 Results|Board of Directors 2012]] (Aug. 2012 - Aug. 2013)
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* [[Board Election 2011 Results|Board of Directors 2011]] (Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2012)
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* [[Board Election 2010 Results|Board of Directors 2010]] (Aug. 2010 - Aug. 2011)
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* [[Board Election 2009 Results|Board of Directors 2009]] (Sept. 2009 - Aug. 2010)
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* [[Board Election 2008 Results|Board of Directors 2008]] (July 2008 - Sept. 2009)
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* [[Board Election 2007 Results|Board of Directors 2007]] (Aug. 2007 - July 2008)
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* [[Interim Board of Directors 2006]] (Feb. 2006 - July 2007)
  
This is mainly used for hosting the [https://board.osgeo.org/servlets/SummarizeList?listName=board Board mailing list] as the main discussion forum. There is also a private board mailing list for discussions which may be legally sensitive.
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An interim Board of Directors with 5 members was elected on February 4th, 2006, by the initial members of the [http://www.osgeo.org Open Source Geospatial Foundation]. On March 18th, 2006, the board has been completed to now total nine members:

Revision as of 09:40, 30 November 2020

OSGeo Foundation Board of Directors

The board is elected by the Charter members as outlined in the Board Election Procedure.

Period: November 2019 - October 2021

Period: November 2018 - October 2020


More detailed information is available in the Board Member Profiles.

Board Activities and Meetings

Board Activities

Motions

The board is using Loomio to track motions and facilitate voting (see Board Voting Procedure):

Actions

The board is an issue tracker for actions:

Board Meetings

In general the OSGeo board meets on IRC the last Monday of the month from 16.00 UTC

Upcoming board meetings:

IRC Meeting
Internet Rely Chat meetings are held on FreeNode OSGeo channel], please note that due to spam you are now required to register with the FreeNode "NickServ" bot to verify your identity prior to posting messages on IRC. The FreeNode OSGeo channel is logged providing a great record of IRC meetings.


Face to Face Meeting
board will get together in person and work through discussions and tasks that are not easily handled in a 1 hour IRC meeting or via e-mail. For face to face meetings travel costs will be covered by the foundation.
  • none scheduled
Video call
board will get together for a video call and work through discussions and tasks that are not easily handled in 1 hour IRC meeting or via e-mail. May also consist of an informal "work party" of board members and officers to work on tasks and collaboration not easily handled in IRC meeting / email.


  • none scheduled
Member meeting
board meeting with OSGeo members at OSGeo events providing a chance to listen and discuss our community. May also consist of informal "party" to celebrate our community, members, and what we accomplish together
  • none scheduled

Previous meetings

2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - Earlier.

Working Groups

While the board is focused on decision making occasionally there is a call for action. The following working groups are focused on accomplishing a specific 2-3 week objective and will report back to the board list when completed. This is in contrast to long term activities handled by committees.

2018 Working Groups

  • none at present

2015 Working Groups

Planning

2019 Planning

Documents:

Operational Budget for 2019

The board is dividing this years budget up by committee, initiative and project!

2018 Planning

Operational Budget for 2018

The board is dividing this years budget up by committee, initiative and project!

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018

OSGeo maintains a sponsorship program recognizing financial contributions to our projects, initiatives and events.

2017 Planning

Operational Budget for 2017

The board is dividing this years budget up by committee:

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017

The foundation recognizes sponsors who financially support our events, initiatives and open source projects.

The following has been published as the following blog post and how to sponsor page.

2016 Planning

Operational Budget for 2016

Thanks to our sponsors, and a series of successful events, OSGeo does has an operational budget for 2016.

The Board has divided the above budget up according to our priority as an organization. Please keep in mind that prior boards have taken this approach - and spent nothing due to lack of volunteers willing to lead the charge. The following is budget and does not provide a commitment to spend money on the actives listed - to do that we need your commitment as a volunteer!

Strategic Plan 2016

From Anne: See the parallel Skate-Boarding of Fedora at http://fedoramagazine.org/lets-talk-about-fedora-project-objectives/ - I really like the idea of having 18 months goals, that are measurable, backed up by community agreement. Let's discuss this at the first Sprint. There are also some thoughts on Ubuntu governance that can inspire us, but I haven't gone through the whole discussion yet, and there are many differences between OSGeo and Ubuntu; so I'm not sure on how much we can learn from it.

This section outlines OSGeo strategic plan for 2016 - this is a result of the vision, mission and goals established at the 2016 face to face meeting.

Strategic objectives for 2016:

  • S01: showcasing excellence in our communities
  • S02: proactively engage with external partners
  • S03: Fostering our mission, vision and goals
  • S04: Empowering our communities and extending our reach

These objectives were taken to the community for concrete / measurable actions volunteers were interested in tackling over the course of 2016.

Update: We did not receive enough feedback to form a strategic plan.

2013 Planning

Reference

Documents

Mailing list

The http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/board mailing list is used for most public board discussions. There is also a private board mailing list used only for matters that are considered needful to be kept private.

History of OSGeo Foundation Boards of Directors

An interim Board of Directors with 5 members was elected on February 4th, 2006, by the initial members of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. On March 18th, 2006, the board has been completed to now total nine members: