Board Meeting 2006 02 17

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Notes for board meeting to occur on Friday 17, 2006.

Meeting will take place by phone/skype (backed by irc on #osgeo on

Meeting date/time can be planned with


  • Agreement on a legal framework for the official corporation, setting up the company, etc. Discuss key bylaw provisions and approve a draft of bylaws for public review.
  • Designate a president and treasurer for the foundation (required by law, but can be members of the board)
  • Designate Rich Steele Secretary and Legal Counsel for the foundation.
  • Setting up a bank account.
  • Discuss timing of establishing PSCs for projects, including initial software grant from Autodesk.
  • Discussion of Project Incubation.
  • Discussion of intellectual property issues (see IP Issues Discussion Document)
    • OSGEO Trademark
    • Outbound Licensing Policy
    • In-bound licensing/contributions; form of contributor agreement for all OSGEO projects
  • Insurance for board members.
  • Review OSGEO Website Terms of Service
  • Designate a "Web Site Committee" with a charter per Web Site Committee Motion.

Scheduled For

Start time


(Posted by Frank Warmerdam to IRC)

Key items were:

  • we would setup a simple set of bylaws soon, with the expection of revising them in a few months when we have a full board and some stuff has been agreed on.
  • Designated FrankW President, GaryL Treasurer, and Rich Steele Secretary.
  • Established that all the initial projects would also go through a form of incubation.
  • Rich will present a template contributors agreement.
  • We approved the website terms of service.
  • We approved the web site committee formation.
  • Also various discussion, especially around the whole incubation issue.
  • I am supposed to solicit interest in an incubation committee which we hope to formally establish at our next meeting.