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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]].
 
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)
  
 
Period: November 2018 - October 2020
 
Period: November 2018 - October 2020
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* [[Tom Kralidis]] - Toronto, Canada (Eastern Time UTC -5h)
 
* [[Tom Kralidis]] - Toronto, Canada (Eastern Time UTC -5h)
  
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Period: November 2017 - October 2019
 
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* [[Helena Mitasova]] - Raleigh, USA  (Eastern Time UTC -5h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
 
* [[Helena Mitasova]] - Raleigh, USA  (Eastern Time UTC -5h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
 
* [[Jeff McKenna]] -Lunenburg, Canada  (Atlantic Time Zone UTC -4h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
 
* [[Jeff McKenna]] -Lunenburg, Canada  (Atlantic Time Zone UTC -4h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
* [[Jody Garnett]] - Victoria, Canada (Pacific Time UTC -8h) Chair of the Board
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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]].
 
More detailed information is available in the [[Board Member Profiles]].
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= Board Activities and Meetings =
 
= Board Activities and Meetings =
  
Board holds meetings month, see board list for planning. Example Wednesday [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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== Board Activities ==
  
Next board meeting:
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=== Motions ===
  
* [[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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The board is using Loomio to track motions and facilitate voting (see [[Board Voting Procedure]]):
  
Kinds of meetings:
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* https://www.loomio.org/g/kdSmIwxu/osgeo-board
  
; IRC Meeting: [[IRC|Internet Rely Chat]] meetings are held on FreeNode [irc://irc.freenode.net/osgeo OSGeo channe]], 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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=== Actions ===
  
; 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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The board is an issue tracker for actions:
  
; 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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* https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/osgeo/todo/issues
  
; 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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== Board Meetings ==
  
== Board Activities ==
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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]
  
=== Motions ===
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Upcoming board meetings:
  
The board is using Loomio to track motions and facilitate voting:
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; IRC Meeting: [[IRC|Internet Rely Chat]] meetings are held on FreeNode [irc://irc.freenode.net/osgeo OSGeo channe]], 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.
  
* https://www.loomio.org/g/kdSmIwxu/osgeo-board
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-11-25]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20191125T1600 16:00 UTC]
  
For motions with quorum taking in a meeting (bylaw 4.5) we make use of loomio for tracking / record:
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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.
  
* Allow one week for a chance to review and respond
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* none scheduled
* Maybe shortened if a time sensitive motion (require email to board members, example emergency event funding)
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* After one week consider motion passed based on quorum in meeting. Non responses will be considered as abstain (+0).
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For motions taken purely by electronic voting (bylaw 4.6):
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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.
  
* We still need 100% response rate, provide a week to respond so that board members have both a weekend and weekday to respond.
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* none scheduled
  
=== Actions ===
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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
  
The board is an issue tracker for actions:
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* none scheduled
 
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* https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/osgeo/todo/issues
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== Previous meetings ==
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=== Previous meetings ===
  
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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)
 
* [[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]
 
* [[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]
* [[Board 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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* 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.
 
* [[Board Meeting_2019-01-21]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190121T1600 16:00 UTC]
 
* [[Board Meeting_2019-01-21]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190121T1600 16:00 UTC]
 
* [[Board_Meeting_2018-12-20]] [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2018&month=12&day=20&hour=20&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=141&p4=49&p5=71&p6=152 20.00 - 22:00 UTC] Draft Budget
 
* [[Board_Meeting_2018-12-20]] [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2018&month=12&day=20&hour=20&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=141&p4=49&p5=71&p6=152 20.00 - 22:00 UTC] Draft Budget
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* [[Board Meeting 2018-02-01]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2018-02-01]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2018-01-17]] 15.00 UTC  Video Call Executive Positions
 
* [[Board Meeting 2018-01-17]] 15.00 UTC  Video Call Executive Positions
* [[Board Meeting 2017-12-23]] 14.00 UTC Video Call Budget Meeting
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-12-07]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-11-21]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-11-02]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-10-05]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-09-07]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Face_to_Face_Meeting_Boston_2017]]
 
* [[Face_to_Face_Meeting_Paris_2017]]
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-05-11]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-04-12]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-03-02]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-02-02]] 14.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2017-01-05]] 14.00 UTC
 
  
[[: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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[[: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].
  
 
= Working Groups =
 
= Working Groups =
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== 2019 Planning ==
 
== 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]
  
 
=== Operational Budget for 2019 ===
 
=== Operational Budget for 2019 ===
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2019]]
 
* [[OSGeo Budget 2019]]
 
=== Sponsorship Opportunities for 2019 ===
 
 
OSGeo maintains a sponsorship program recognizing financial contributions to our projects, initiatives and events.
 
 
* [[OSGeo Sponsorship Opportunities 2019]]
 
  
 
== 2018 Planning ==
 
== 2018 Planning ==
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* Please see foundation [https://www.osgeo.org/about/bylaws/ bylaws] for official responsibilities
 
* Please see foundation [https://www.osgeo.org/about/bylaws/ bylaws] for official responsibilities
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
* Draft OSGeo [[Director Responsibilities]] offering guidence on understanding bylaws
 
 
* for incoming Board members [[Board_of_Directors/OnboardingChecklist|OnboardingChecklist]]
 
* for incoming Board members [[Board_of_Directors/OnboardingChecklist|OnboardingChecklist]]
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== Documents ==
 
== Documents ==
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* [[https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/blob/master/board/documents/osgeo_financial_guidance.pdf OSGeo Financial Guidance]]
 
* [[Executive Positions]] and [[Director Responsibilities]]
 
* [[Executive Positions]] and [[Director Responsibilities]]
 
* [[Board Election Procedure]]
 
* [[Board Election Procedure]]
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* [[Election 2019]]
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* Election 2018: [[Board_Election_2018_Results]] [[Election 2018 Candidate Manifestos]]
 
* Election 2017: [[Board_Election_2017_Results]] [[Election 2017 Candidate Manifestos]]
 
* Election 2017: [[Board_Election_2017_Results]] [[Election 2017 Candidate Manifestos]]
 
* Election 2016: [[Board_Election_2016_Results]] [[Election 2016 Candidate Manifestos]]
 
* Election 2016: [[Board_Election_2016_Results]] [[Election 2016 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2009: [[Board Election 2009]], see 2009 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* Election 2009: [[Board Election 2009]], see 2009 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* Election 2008: [[Board Election 2008]], see 2008 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* Election 2008: [[Board Election 2008]], see 2008 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
* <strike>[[Executive Director]] (rough ideas), [[Executive Director Job Description]]</strike> (no such position at time)
 
 
* Election 2007: [[Board Election 2007]], see 2007 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* Election 2007: [[Board Election 2007]], see 2007 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* [[Foundation Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Project Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Local Chapter Sponsorship]] (idea)
 
* [[Foundation Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Project Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Local Chapter Sponsorship]] (idea)
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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:
 
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:
 
= FAQ =
 
 
'''Q''': What do board members do?<br>
 
'''A''': http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities
 
 
'''Q''': That doc doesn't say anything about meetings.  How often to board members meet?<br>
 
'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html foundation bylaws] say the board meets after the after the annual members meeting and then at regular meetings on a schedule fixed by directors.  In practice, the board schedules monthly meetings in addition to the annual face-to-face meeting after the AGM at the FOSS4G conference.
 
 
'''Q''': How are board decisions made?<br>
 
'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html bylaws] (section 4.5) describe that a majority of members must be present for an event to be considered a meeting.  At a meeting, each member present is given one vote.  Strictly speaking (according to the bylaws) an affirmative vote by the majority of members present at a meeting constitutes a decision by the board.  In practice, we don't consider a motion passed if there are any negative votes (see the page [[Board Voting Procedure]] that explains voting notations +1, +0, -0, -1).
 
 
'''Q''': Is an IRC gathering a meeting?<br>
 
'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html bylaws] (section 4.4) say that an electronic medium may be used and an event will constitute a meeting if members can hear one another at the same time.  In practice, we often have IRC meetings and then have a vote by voice if there are items that need voting on ('''TODO''': document the convention on email voting if this is an alternative to voice voting).
 
 
[[Category: Board]]
 
[[Category:Committees]]
 

Latest revision as of 10:02, 2 December 2019

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 channe], 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

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

  • OSGeo Board : Board Priorities 2013 - establish OSGeo as a low capital, volunteer focused organization focused supporting communities and initiatives which support themselves

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: