OSGeo Oceania is governed and managed by a Board of Directors (the board). The board can delegate responsibilities to sub-committees as needed.
Its purpose is to foster the growth of the geospatial open source & open data community in the Oceania region, including the oversight and stewardship of a FOSS4G & SotM Conference series.
Terms of Reference
The OSGeo Oceania Terms of Reference, ratified on 2018-12-17.
Board of Directors
The inaugural board consists of the following directors:
- Adam Steer - OSGeo Charter Member - OSGeo Marketing Committee
- Alex Leith - OSGeo Oceania Treasurer - OSGeo Charter Member
- Andrew Harvey
- Cameron Shorter - OSGeo Charter Member - OSGeo Marketing Committee
- Daniel Silk
- Edoardo Neerhut
- Greg Lauer - OSGeo Oceania Secretary
- John Bryant - OSGeo Oceania President - OSGeo Charter Member
- Jonah Sullivan
- Kerry Smyth
- Martin Tomko
- Trisha Moriarty
The primary responsibilities of the board are to:
- govern and manage OSGeo Oceania, with regard to finance, risk, and sustainability of the organisation
- provide oversight of the conference committee, and ongoing stewardship of the conference series
- coordinate other related outreach activities, including local FOSS4G and State of the Map events
- maintain a relationship with OSGeo and the OpenStreetMap Foundation, and maintain OSGeo & OSMF chapters in good standing
- hold accounts, domain names, and other administrative tools, data, and assets as needed
- enter into agreements with other parties as needed.
In order to guide the organisation towards a mature state, in 2019 this board will aim to:
- determine a process for recruiting and managing an appropriate general membership
- determine a process for renewal of board membership, including accountability to the general membership, and clarify such items as term limits and staggering of terms
- determine a process for inviting expressions of interest and selecting groups wishing to host the annual FOSS4G SotM Oceania event
- determine and formalise an appropriate non-profit structure
- submit an official expression of interest to the OSGeo board to form an OSGeo local chapter
- apply to the OpenStreetMap Foundation board to form an OpenStreetMap local chapter.