Board Meeting 2020-08-31

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This board meeting is scheduled Monday 31 August 2020 at 16:00 UTC through Jitsi, a record of motions is preserved on loomio and actions on osgeo todo issue tracker.


Current items

  1. roll call
    • appoint meeting chair, meeting scribe/secretary
  2. Review and approve past minutes
  3. Appoint CRO for 2020 elections.
  4. AGM planning
    2. AGM hosting platform
    3. AGM additional rooms
    4. AGM slide status
  5. GeoNode participation in NFDI4Agriculture consortium [1]
  6. UN Open GIS - Geo-AI consultation request
  7. Microsoft meeting update
  8. FOSS4G 2021 planning update
  9. 1st Virtual UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific [2]
  10. Proceedings Inquiry [3]


  • Presiding: Till
  • Scribing: all
  • Attending: Angelos, Codrina, Till, Tom, Astrid, Victoria, Michael, Vicky
  • Guests:

Review and approve past minutes

AGM planning

  • ACTION: (Angelos, Astrid) mail to the projects and mail to all lists again with new time, platform and reminder to change the slides till 08.09.2020
  • Ask for rooms, ask for topics for the after discussion
  • Announce financial discussion - how can OSGeo finances can be saved
  • Did we send a mail to our partners?
  • New meeting on 09.09.2020 16 UTC

AGM hosting platform

  • We will switch to zoom
  • Rooms?
    • in the mail we can mention that LC or projects can have a room before the meeting
    • after the meeting we the room for more OSGeo discussion and a Geobeer room
  • ACTION: (Till): sum up possibilities to zoom accounts and send it via email to board. (Michael) create account on zoom. Till to close SAC ticket
  • Need to record session and upload on youtube later

AGM additional rooms

  • X (depends on available rooms) rooms for projects 1h before the meeting takes places
  • one room after meeting for OSGeo topics and one “virtual geobeer” room

AGM slide status

  • FOSS4G
    • add slides about FOSS4G future Calgary/Argentina and RFC2022
    • 2022 Italien team would like to run FOSS4G, they are working on their bid
  • ACTION: Codrina to share a document for the conference committee.

GeoNode participation in NFDI4Agriculture consortium

  • GeoNode wants to participate in this consortium, a legal entity is needed
  • Codrina sends document that explains the obligations for OSGeo.
  • ACTION: Till and Astrid to read and sum up for the board

UN Open GIS - Geo-AI consultation request

  • 11. September UN Open GIS Artificial Intelligence for Geospatial - Consultation VTC
  • Angelos could join the meeting as OSGeo president
  • We should ask the Community about the activities in Geo-AI
  • ACTION: Mail and room before/at AGM

Microsoft meeting update

  • ACTION: Mike will create account for MS and provide to potential users (SAC)

Appoint CRO for 2020 elections

FOSS4G 2021 planning update

  • ACTION: Till to ask BLOC to join next board meeting

1st Virtual UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific

Proceedings Inquiry