Board Meeting 2015-10-15

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This board meeting is scheduled for the 15th of October 2015 at 14.00 UTC through IRC and follow up voting by email.


Current items

  • roll call
  • appoint meeting chair, meeting scribe/secretary
  • Review and approve past minutes: Board Meeting 2015-08-13
  • brief treasurer report (including sponsors list)
  • naming a president, treasurer, secretary for 2015/2016
  • On behalf of the OSGeo Foundation, the Board express deep sympathies and condolences to Frank Wamerdam, Former President of OSGeo
  • Cover travel expenses for President to attend OpenGIS conference in Moscow
  • Cover costs of the Build a Drone Workshop at FOSS4G-Seoul
  • discuss working with the UN-GIS team. Including an invite to join a working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters
  • pick 2 days for a Board face-to-face meeting (or "Board Sprint") to outline goals and vision for the foundation
  • Setup private file sharing system for the Board (paid DropBox accounts, or other options) see and
  • clarify Geo4all position within OSGeo and cancel the Edu-Committe as it is non active and already replaced by geo4all (see osgeo main page) - rather than canceling the vote should be about a transition from Edu-committee to geo4all - it will take some time and effort to make sure the infrastructure is not lost and it is properly labeled
  • ISPRS_2016 coordination
  • discuss possibility of OSGeo software signing certificates [Anita] (i.e. OSX seems to not allow installation of unsigned software by default --> user needs to change configuration --> signed software would appear more professional. On the QGIS mailing list, we were discussing that we could have a certificate but since QGIS depends on so many other OSGeo tools - which would also have to be signed - it might be more appropriate to have an OSGeo certificate.)
  • add your items here

Items from past meetings


  • Attending: Mike, Maxi, Jeff, Anita, Venka, Sanghee, Jody, Helena, Vasile, Jachym (Secretary)
  • Presiding: Jeff
  • Scribing: Vasile
    • Approved last minute;
    • Tresurer report: Jeff and Mike are currently working with PayPal to properly transfer the Canadian PayPal account to a new US one; For late 2014 - 2015 we only had one sponsor of OSGeo and that was Alan Moore of ThinkWare that was an Associate Sponsor - a sponsor clean up is required; We are in the process on finalizing our 2014 IRS filing; CT Corp was paid for the next year OSGeo Incorporation;
    • Mike, Jachym and Jeff are willing to continue in their current positions as treasurer, secretary and president;
    • OSGeo will be represented by Jeff at the OpenGIS conference in Moscow (;
    • OSGeo should create a working group dedicated to work with the UN-GIS team;
    • The board members should pick 2 days for a Board face-to-face meeting (or "Board Sprint");
    • OSGeos Education and Curriculum Effort is no longer active and should be replaced by the GeoForAll initiative. Further discussions and clarifications on the mailing list are required;
    • Further discussions on the ML are also required for the ISPRS_2016 coordination;
    • Code Signing Certificates should be further discussed and explained on ML;
    • We will try to limit the IRC meetings to 1 hour. The board should consider bimonthly meetings in the future.

Motions (confirmed by email)

Motion +1 0 -1 Abstain Passed? Notes
Approve past meeting's minutes
OSGeo board should be given write access to the drupal website
Confirm Jeff, Mike and Jachym for another term as president, treasurer and secretary
Cover travel expenses for President to attend OpenGIS conference in Moscow and for developing guidelines for the future events
Move discussion of covering costs for Steve open drone workshop to FOSS4G 2015 LOC

Full, raw minutes notes