SAC Meeting 2017-05-20

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Please list the meeting topics, and link to relevant SAC tickets when possible. Meeting will be for assigning tasks, updating status, and voting. Majority of discussions should happen on the mailing list and IRC in before and after meetings.

Time and Date to be set via email list poll.


  • SSL certificate
  • Budget Breakdown -
    • What we've spent the last few years.
    • Upcoming costs
    • What's left
  • Hardware Migration
    • Finish moving things off OSGeo4 and retire
      • Adhoc - Mapserver Demo,, ?
      • QGIS VM - run's their bugtracker (up for retirement)
    • Virtualization, Docker, or some other Sandbox
  • urgently clean up SAC Service Status
  • Expand download area capacity ( TODO: Link OSUOSL discussion on dedicated download cluster service )


  • Paid Proposal System - Formalize a method for proposing tasks that require payment to make it happen in a timely manner.
    • Method for taking proposals on tasks
    • Method for soliciting vendors to fulfill tasks
    • Method for approving bids that minimizes conflict of interest (SAC members may sometimes bid)
  • LDAP
    • Merging LDAP/Wiki logins
    • LDAP user facing password reset (via email tokens)
    • Implementing OpenID so github, launchpad, google etc, work with OSGeo IDs
  • OWASP security implementation
  • Anti spam measures, and automated detection
  • HTTPS option for all hosted sites
    • Using letsencrypt certificates
    • Targe foss4g archives 1st

Funding sysadmin work

The SAC Chair (Alex Mandel) suggested to write down possible handling of payed sysadmin work. It was suggested:

* Nominate an emergency response retainer
* Set up a Time and Material contract


* How do we solicit bids ?
   strk> a call for interest on SAC list (priority line), on discuss list if needed (second choice)
* How much to reserve for such contract ?
   strk> current budget seems to low to allow for a new contract, so I think we should be asking for more