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The board is elected by the [http://www.osgeo.org/charter_members Charter members] as outlined in the [[Board Election Procedure]].
 
The board is elected by the [http://www.osgeo.org/charter_members Charter members] as outlined in the [[Board Election Procedure]].
  
Period: August 2012 - July/August 2014
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Period: December 2020 - November 2022
* [[Anne Ghisla]] - Berlin, Germany (Central European Time UTC +2h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/angelos-tzotsos Angelos Tzotsos] - Athens, Greece (Central European Time UTC +2h) [[Executive_Positions|President]]
* [[Jeff McKenna]] (President) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Atlantic Time UTC - 3h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/michael-smith/ Michael Smith] - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA (Eastern Time UTC -5h) [[Treasurer]]
* [[Daniel Morissette]] - Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada (US Eastern Time UTC - 4h)
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Micheletobias Michele Tobias] - Sacramento, California, USA (Pacific Time UTC -8h)
* [[Cameron Shorter]] - Sydney, Australia (Australian Eastern Time UTC + 10h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/tom-kralidis Tom Kralidis] - Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Eastern Time UTC -5h)
* [[Frank Warmerdam]] - Mountain View, California, USA (US Pacific Time UTC - 7h)
 
  
Period: September 2013 - August 2015
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Period: November 2019 - October 2021
* [[Jáchym Čepický]] - Jičín, Czech republic (Central European Time UTC +2h)
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* [[Jorge Sanz]] - Valencia, Spain (Central European Time UTC +2h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/astrid-emde/ Astrid Emde] - Cologne, Germany (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h)
* [[Bart van den Eijnden]], The Netherlands (Central European Time UTC +2h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/codrina-maria-ilie/  Codrina Maria Ilie] - Bucharest, Romania (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h)
* [[Gerald Fenoy | Gérald Fenoy]], France (Central European Time UTC +2h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/Aeylinen/ Helena Mitasova] - Raleigh, USA  (Eastern Time UTC -5h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/till-adams/ Till Adams] - Bonn, Germany (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h)
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/member/vicky-vergara/ Vicky Vergara] - Naucalpan, Mexico (Central Standard Time UTC -6h)
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Period: November 2018 - October 2020
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* [[Victoria Rautenbach]] - Pretoria, South Africa, (South Africa Standard Time UTC+2)
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* [[Michael Smith]] - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA (Eastern Time UTC -5h) [[Treasurer]]
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* [[Angelos Tzotsos]] - Athens, Greece (Central European Time UTC +2h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
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* [[Tom Kralidis]] - Toronto, Canada (Eastern Time UTC -5h)
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Period: November 2017 - October 2019
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* [[María Arias de Reyna]]- Sevilla, Spain (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h) [[Executive_Positions|President]]
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* [[Astrid Emde]] - Cologne, Germany (Central European Time Zone UTC +1h) [[Executive_Positions|Secretary]]
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* [[Helena Mitasova]] - Raleigh, USA  (Eastern Time UTC -5h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
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* [[Jeff McKenna]] -Lunenburg, Canada  (Atlantic Time Zone UTC -4h) [[Executive_Positions|Vice-President]]
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* [[Jody Garnett]] - Victoria, Canada (Pacific Time UTC -8h)  
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More detailed information is available in the [[Board Member Profiles]].
 
More detailed information is available in the [[Board Member Profiles]].
  
==Meeting timeslots==
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= Board Activities and Meetings =
* A. [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?hour=20&min=0&sec=0&p1=224&p2=75&p3=179&p4=286&p5=215&p6=240 20.00 UTC]
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* B. [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?hour=12&min=0&sec=0&p1=224&p2=75&p3=179&p4=286&p5=215&p6=240 12:00 UTC]
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== Board Activities ==
* C. [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?hour=3&min=0&sec=0&p1=224&p2=75&p3=179&p4=286&p5=215&p6=240 03:00 UTC]
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=== Motions ===
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The board is using Loomio to track motions and facilitate voting (see [[Board Voting Procedure]]):
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* https://www.loomio.org/g/kdSmIwxu/osgeo-board
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=== Actions ===
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The board is an issue tracker for actions:
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* https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/osgeo/todo/issues
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== Board Meetings ==
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In general the OSGeo board meets on IRC the last Monday of the month from [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=43&p2=49&p3=1234&p4=286&p5=157&p6=671&p7=207&p8=1091&p9=259 16.00 UTC]
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Upcoming board meetings:
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; IRC Meeting: [[IRC|Internet Rely Chat]] meetings are held on FreeNode [irc://irc.freenode.net/osgeo OSGeo channel]], please note that due to spam you are now required to register with the FreeNode "NickServ" bot to verify your identity prior to posting messages on IRC. The FreeNode OSGeo channel is [http://irclogs.geoapt.com/osgeo logged] providing a great record of IRC meetings.
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* none scheduled
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; Face to Face Meeting: board will get together in person and work through discussions and tasks that are not easily handled in a 1 hour IRC meeting or via e-mail. For face to face meetings travel costs will be covered by the foundation.
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-10-03]] [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2021&month=10&day=03&hour=13&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=49&p4=269&p5=250&p6=37 13:00 UTC]
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; Video call: board will get together for a video call and work through discussions and tasks that are not easily handled in 1 hour IRC meeting or via e-mail. May also consist of an informal "work party" of board members and officers to work on tasks and collaboration not easily handled in IRC meeting / email.
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* none scheduled
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; Member meeting: board meeting with OSGeo members at OSGeo events providing a chance to listen and discuss our community. May also consist of informal "party" to celebrate our community, members, and what we accomplish together
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* none scheduled
  
[http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?p1=224&p2=75&p3=179&p4=286&p5=215&p6=240&iv=0 Meeting Planner]
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=== Previous meetings ===
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-08-30]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-07-26]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-06-28]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-05-31]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-04-26]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-03-29]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-02-22]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-01-25]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2021-01-18]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-12-28]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-12-07]] Offboarding meeting
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-11-30]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-10-26]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-09-28]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-08-31]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-07-29]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-07-27]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-06-29]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-05-25]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-04-27]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-04-14]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-03-30]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-02-24]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-01-27]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2020-01-13]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-12-30]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-12-09]]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-11-25]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20191125T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-11-04]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20191104T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-10-28]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20191028T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-09-30]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190930T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-09-09]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190909T1600 16:00 UTC] breakout meeting to appoint CRO for 2019 elections
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-08-24]] 24.-25.8.2019  two days face to face meeting, prior to foss4g conference.
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-07-29]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190729T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board_Meeting_2019-06-24]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190624T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-05-27]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190527T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-04-29]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190429T1600 16:00 UTC]
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-03-25]] [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2019&month=3&day=25&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=141&p4=269 14:00 UTC] (4 hour video f2v session scheduled)
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-02-26]] [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2019&month=2&day=26&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=256&p2=286&p3=141&p4=269 16:00 UTC]
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* Budget Meeting 2019-02-01 at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190201T1500 15:00 - 16:00 UTC]  budget breakout meeting on [https://meet.jit.si/osgeo meet.jit.si/osgeo] chat.
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* [[Board Meeting_2019-01-21]] at [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190121T1600 16:00 UTC]
  
== Meetings ==
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[[:Category:Board_Meetings_2019|2019]] -
; Next meeting:
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[[:Category:Board_Meetings_2018|2018]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2017|2017]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2016|2016]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2015|2015]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2014|2014]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2013|2013]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2012|2012]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2011|2011]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2010|2010]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2009|2009]] - [[Board Meetings 2008|2008]] - [[Board Meetings 2007|2007]] - [[Board Meetings 2006|2006]] - [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/meetings/board/board_meetings.html Earlier].
* [[Board Meeting 2013-12-16]] 20.00 UTC
 
  
; Previous meetings:
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= Working Groups =
* [[Board Meeting 2013-11-14]] 20.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-10-17]] 20.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-09-20]] 7.00 UTC
 
* [[Informal OSGeo OGC Meeting 2013-09-18]]
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-08-15]] 3.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-07-11]] 12.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-06-13]] 20.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-05-09]] 20.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-04-11]] 20.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-02-26]] 18.00 UTC
 
* [[Board Meeting 2013-01-17]] 20.00 UTC
 
  
== Meeting Archive ==
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While the board is focused on decision making occasionally there is a call for action. The following working groups are focused on accomplishing a specific 2-3 week objective and will report back to the board list when completed. This is in contrast to long term activities handled by committees.
[[:Category:Board_Meetings_2012|2012]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2011|2011]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2010|2010]] - [[:Category:Board_Meetings_2009|2009]] - [[Board Meetings 2008|2008]] - [[Board Meetings 2007|2007]] - [[Board Meetings 2006|2006]] - [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/meetings/board/board_meetings.html Earlier].
 
  
== Board Priorities ==
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== 2018 Working Groups ==
This section outlines OSGeo board priorities, which is used as a basis for setting funding priorities and OSGeo's strategic direction. These priorities should be periodically revisited by the board, and refined over time.
 
  
Help us also estimate our current status in the [[SWOT_Analysis]] analysis.
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* none at present
  
Core principles are:
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== 2015 Working Groups ==
* OSGeo should act as a low capital, volunteer focused organisation.
 
* OSGeo should focus support on OSGeo communities and initiatives which support themselves.
 
  
Current priority areas include:
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* [[2015 Sponsorship Drive Working Group]] - contact prior sponsors, blog post inviting new sponsors
* Global, regional and local FOSS4G related events, or events which include a FOSS4G stream.
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* [[GeoForAll OSGeo Relationship]]: Revised Education Committee mandate pending clarification of relationship with Geo4All advisory board (our GeoForAll representatives are Venkatesh Raghavan and Jeff McKenna)
* Marketing OSGeo, which is currently focused around [http://live.osgeo.org OSGeo-Live].
 
* Education, which is currently focused around the network of [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Edu_current_initiatives Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Laboratories].
 
* Local Chapters, as outreach initiatives are typically driven at the local level.
 
  
Expanding on these priorities:
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= Planning =
  
=== OSGeo as a low capital, volunteer focused organisation ===
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== 2019 Planning ==
  
Should OSGeo act as a high capital or low capital organisation? I.e., should OSGeo dedicate energy to collecting sponsorship and then passing out these funds to worthy OSGeo causes.
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Documents:
  
While initially it seems attractive to have OSGeo woo sponsors, because we would all love to have more money to throw at worthy OSGeo goals, the reality is that chasing money is hard work. And someone who can chase OSGeo sponsorship is likely conflicted with chasing sponsorship for their particular workplace. So in practice, to be effective in chasing sponsorship, OSGeo will probably need to hire someone specifically for the role. OSGeo would then need to raise at least enough to cover wages, and then quite a bit more if the sponsorship path is to create extra value.
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* [https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/blob/master/board/documents/osgeo_financial_guidence.pdf OSGeo Financial Guidance]
  
This high capital path is how the Apache foundation is set up, and how LocationTech propose to organise themselves. It is the path that OSGeo started following when founded under the umbrella of Autodesk.
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=== Operational Budget for 2019 ===
  
However, as OSGeo has grown, OSGeo has slowly evolved toward a low capital volunteer focused organisation. Our overheads are very low, which means we waste very little of our volunteer labour and capital on the time consuming task of chasing and managing money. Consequently, any money we do receive (from conference windfalls or sponsorship) goes a long way - as it doesn't get eaten up by high overheads. This low capital path is something that is working very well for us, and the path we should continue to follow.
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The board is dividing this years budget up by committee, initiative and project!
  
=== Support initiatives which support themselves ===
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2019]]
  
With the thousands of great initiatives and opportunities that OSGeo could get involved in, and limited budget, how should OSGeo set funding priorities? Acknowledging that our volunteer community is blessed with many talented individuals, our most effective way to tap into community potential is to welcome individuals to "help scratch their itch". Extending on this, funding priorities should follow the actions of already successful communities. (Note the difference between "talk" and "action"). If a task or project is important enough, it will attract volunteers and/or sponsors to make it happen. In practice, this will usually equate to providing co-contributions rather than outright funding.
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== 2018 Planning ==
  
OSGeo's focus should be on initiatives which are of value to all or most OSGeo projects, and to get best value for our limited budget, OSGeo should target initiatives which have high value with minimal investment.
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=== Operational Budget for 2018 ===
  
With that in mind our priorities should be:
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The board is dividing this years budget up by committee, initiative and project!
  
* Cover the costs of running OSGeo: Bank fees, insurance, infrastructure, hosting etc.
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2018]]
* Support marketing and out reach activities, with a primary focus on our FOSS4G global conference, followed by regional and then local FOSS4G or related events.
 
* Educational type activities are a high priority, but likely will be a zero cost activity from OSGeo's perspective.
 
* Other initiatives which fit our priorities, as suggested by membership.
 
  
Initiatives which probably wouldn't quality:
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=== Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018 ===
  
* Sponsoring core development of a particular project. (Too expensive, and only supports one project)
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OSGeo maintains a sponsorship program recognizing financial contributions to our projects, initiatives and events.
* OSGeo speaker travel expenses, or booth registration costs at a conference. (If conferences/local community feel this is important, they will either: 1. pay for the keynote, 2. make use of local talent, 3. waive fees for our non-profit, 4. find a local sponsor)
 
  
===Conferences and related events===
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* [[OSGeo Sponsorship Opportunities 2018]]
  
Conferences are financially risky events. They need to be planned well in advance, and you are never sure how many people will turn up, or whether some global event will have a substantial impact on registrations. Consequently, conferences such as FOSS4G require financial guarantees up front in order to secure a venue.  To support and enable these conferences, OSGeo will endevour to retain sufficient capital to offer such guarantees for any FOSS4G event requesting it. If OSGeo's support is requested, then OSGeo would expect these events to budget for a modest profit under conservative estimates, and for OSGeo to retain profits from such events. To date, such profits, while relatively modest, have been OSGeo's primary income source.
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== 2017 Planning ==
  
Other spatial conferences regularly request an OSGeo involvement, such as providing [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate presenters], workshops, [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Including_OSGeo-Live_at_your_event OSGeo-Live DVDs for distribution], or [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Exhibition_Pack providing a booth]. OSGeo facilitates such requests to the level we can achieve with interested volunteers, but typically expects the conference or sponsors to cover expenses.
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=== Operational Budget for 2017 ===
  
OSGeo has limited budget set aside for code sprints, which are seen as a valuable forum for giving directly back to development teams. OSGeo will typically expect co-contributions from interested sponsors, and would prefer to support code sprints which are of benefit to multiple projects and communities.
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The board is dividing this years budget up by committee:
  
===Education===
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2017]]
OSGeo is very supportive of educational initiatives which is helping the spread of OSGeo to students across the globe. This is currently focused around the growing network of [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Edu_current_initiatives Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Laboratories] within Universities around the world.
 
  
This educational initiative is currently progressing well without requiring OSGeo's financial support.
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=== Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017 ===
  
===Packaging and Marketing===
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The foundation recognizes sponsors who financially support our events, initiatives and open source projects.
OSGeo's marketing effort has primarily been focused around the packaging and documentation efforts of [http://live.osgeo.org OSGeo-Live], and to a lesser extend, [http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ osgeo4w]. In 2012, OSGeo-Live was used at [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_History 45 events] without OSGeo's financial support. It has been entirely driven by volunteer labour, with 140 OSGeo-Live volunteers, and printing costs have been covered by local events or sponsors.
 
  
In the last couple of years, OSGeo has covered local chapter expenses required to purchase [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Exhibition_Pack non-consumable items for conference booths] (such as a retractable banner).
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* [[Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017]]
  
In moving forward, OSGeo hope to extend marketing reach by providing co-contributions toward printing costs of consumable items at conferences, such as toward OSGeo-Live DVDs.
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The following has been published as the following [http://www.osgeo.org/node/1755 blog post] and [http://www.osgeo.org/sponsorship how to sponsor page].
  
===Local Chapters===
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== 2016 Planning ==
  
Much of OSGeo's marketing initiates are applied at the local level. In many cases, this is best supported through as little as an email list and wiki page. OSGeo also supports local chapters by offering to pay for an [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Exhibition_Pack Exhibition starter pack] for local chapters. Local chapters are also usually the coordinators of conferences and related events, as mentioned above.
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=== Operational Budget for 2016 ===
  
===Sponsorship===
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Thanks to our sponsors, and a series of successful events, OSGeo does has an operational budget for 2016.
  
OSGeo will continue to welcome sponsorship. Due to OSGeo's low capital model, we are able to make sponsor's contribution provide substantial benefit to the greater OSGeo community. In return, we promote sponsors' logos on our website and through our OSGeo-Live marketing pipeline (which was used at 45 geospatial events around the world in 2012).
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* [[OSGeo Budget 2016]]
  
However, OSGeo doesn't plan to either task volunteers with specifically chasing sponsors, or hire someone to chase sponsorship on OSGeo's behalf.
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The Board has divided the above budget up according to our priority as an organization. Please keep in mind that prior boards have taken this approach - and spent nothing due to lack of volunteers willing to lead the charge. The following is budget and does not provide a commitment to spend money on the actives listed - to do that we need your commitment as a volunteer!
  
===See Also===
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=== Strategic Plan 2016  ===
* Board decisions: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2013-02-26#Board_Priorities
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''From Anne'': See the parallel Skate-Boarding of Fedora at http://fedoramagazine.org/lets-talk-about-fedora-project-objectives/ - I really like the idea of having 18 months goals, that are measurable, backed up by community agreement. Let's discuss this at the first Sprint. There are also [http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/11/14/ubuntu-governance-reboot/ some thoughts on Ubuntu governance] that can inspire us, but I haven't gone through the whole discussion yet, and there are many differences between OSGeo and Ubuntu; so I'm not sure on how much we can learn from it.
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This section outlines OSGeo strategic plan for 2016 - this is a result of the [http://www.osgeo.org/about vision, mission and goals] established at the [[Board_Face_to_Face_Meeting_2016|2016 face to face meeting]].
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Strategic objectives for 2016:
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* S01: showcasing excellence in our communities
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* S02: proactively engage with external partners
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* S03: Fostering our mission, vision and goals
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* S04: Empowering our communities and extending our reach
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These objectives were taken to the community for concrete / measurable actions volunteers were interested in tackling over the course of 2016.
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Update: We did not receive enough feedback to form a strategic plan.
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== 2013 Planning ==
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* [[OSGeo Board : Board Priorities 2013]] - establish OSGeo as a low capital, volunteer focused organization  focused supporting communities and initiatives which support themselves
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= Reference =
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* Please see foundation [https://www.osgeo.org/about/bylaws/ bylaws] for official responsibilities
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* Arnulf Christl's [http://arnulf.us/sevendipity/archives/49-OSGeo-Director-Retrospective.html OSGeo Director Retrospective]. Arnulf was an OSGeo Board member and President of OSGeo.
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* for incoming Board members [[Board_of_Directors/OnboardingChecklist|OnboardingChecklist]]
  
 
== Documents ==
 
== Documents ==
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* [[https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/blob/master/board/documents/osgeo_financial_guidance.pdf OSGeo Financial Guidance]]
 
* [[Executive Positions]] and [[Director Responsibilities]]
 
* [[Executive Positions]] and [[Director Responsibilities]]
 
* [[Board Election Procedure]]
 
* [[Board Election Procedure]]
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* [[Election 2020]]
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* [[Election 2019]]
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* Election 2018: [[Board_Election_2018_Results]] [[Election 2018 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2017: [[Board_Election_2017_Results]] [[Election 2017 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2016: [[Board_Election_2016_Results]] [[Election 2016 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2015: [[Board_Election_2015_Results]] [[Election 2015 Candidate Manifestos]]
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* Election 2014: [[Board Election 2014 Results]]
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* Election 2013: [[Board Election 2013 Results]]
 
* Election 2012: [[Board Election 2012 Results]]
 
* Election 2012: [[Board Election 2012 Results]]
 
* Election 2011: [[Board Election 2011 Results]]
 
* Election 2011: [[Board Election 2011 Results]]
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* Election 2009: [[Board Election 2009]], see 2009 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* Election 2009: [[Board Election 2009]], see 2009 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* Election 2008: [[Board Election 2008]], see 2008 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* Election 2008: [[Board Election 2008]], see 2008 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
* <strike>[[Executive Director]] (rough ideas), [[Executive Director Job Description]]</strike> (no such position at time)
 
 
* Election 2007: [[Board Election 2007]], see 2007 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* Election 2007: [[Board Election 2007]], see 2007 section of [[Proposed Board Election Procedure]]
 
* [[Foundation Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Project Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Local Chapter Sponsorship]] (idea)
 
* [[Foundation Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Project Sponsorship]] (adopted), [[Local Chapter Sponsorship]] (idea)
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The http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/board mailing list is used for most public board discussions.  There is also a private board mailing list used only for matters that are considered needful to be kept private.   
 
The http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/board mailing list is used for most public board discussions.  There is also a private board mailing list used only for matters that are considered needful to be kept private.   
  
== Previous OSGeo Foundation Boards of Directors ==
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== History of OSGeo Foundation Boards of Directors ==
 
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* [[Board_Election_2020_Results|Board of Directors 2020]]
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* [[Board Election 2019 Results|Board of Directors 2019]]
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* [[Board_Election_2018_Results|Board of Directors 2018]] (Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2019)
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* [[Board Election 2017 Results|Board of Directors 2017]] (Nov. 2017 - Oct. 2018)
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* [[Board Election 2016 Results|Board of Directors 2016]] (Aug. 2016 - Aug. 2017)
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* [[Board Election 2015 Results|Board of Directors 2015]] (Aug. 2015 - Aug. 2016)
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* [[Board Election 2014 Results|Board of Directors 2014]] (Aug. 2014 - Aug. 2015)
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* [[Board Election 2013 Results|Board of Directors 2013]] (Aug. 2013 - Aug. 2014)
 
* [[Board Election 2012 Results|Board of Directors 2012]] (Aug. 2012 - Aug. 2013)
 
* [[Board Election 2012 Results|Board of Directors 2012]] (Aug. 2012 - Aug. 2013)
 
* [[Board Election 2011 Results|Board of Directors 2011]] (Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2012)
 
* [[Board Election 2011 Results|Board of Directors 2011]] (Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2012)
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An interim Board of Directors with 5 members was elected on February 4th, 2006, by the initial members of the [http://www.osgeo.org Open Source Geospatial Foundation]. On March 18th, 2006, the board has been completed to now total nine members:
 
An interim Board of Directors with 5 members was elected on February 4th, 2006, by the initial members of the [http://www.osgeo.org Open Source Geospatial Foundation]. On March 18th, 2006, the board has been completed to now total nine members:
  
== Potential FAQ ==
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[[Category:Board]]
 
 
'''Q''': What do board members do?<br>
 
'''A''': http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities
 
 
 
'''Q''': That doc doesn't say anything about meetings.  How often to board members meet?<br>
 
'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html foundation bylaws] say the board meets after the after the annual members meeting and then at regular meetings on a schedule fixed by directors.  In practice, the board schedules monthly meetings in addition to the annual face-to-face meeting after the AGM at the FOSS4G conference.
 
 
 
'''Q''': How are board decisions made?<br>
 
'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html bylaws] (section 4.5) describe that a majority of members must be present for an event to be considered a meeting.  At a meeting, each member present is given one vote.  Strictly speaking (according to the bylaws) an affirmative vote by the majority of members present at a meeting constitutes a decision by the board.  In practice, we don't consider a motion passed if there are any negative votes ('''TODO''': document the +1, +0, -0, -1 voting procedure if needed).
 
 
 
'''Q''': Is an IRC gathering a meeting?<br>
 
'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html bylaws] (section 4.4) say that an electronic medium may be used and an event will constitute a meeting if members can hear one another at the same time.  In practice, we often have IRC meetings and then have a vote by voice if there are items that need voting on ('''TODO''': document the convention on email voting if this is an alternative to voice voting).
 
 
 
 
 
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[[Category:Committees]]
 

Latest revision as of 08:28, 1 October 2021

OSGeo Foundation Board of Directors

The board is elected by the Charter members as outlined in the Board Election Procedure.

Period: December 2020 - November 2022

Period: November 2019 - October 2021


More detailed information is available in the Board Member Profiles.

Board Activities and Meetings

Board Activities

Motions

The board is using Loomio to track motions and facilitate voting (see Board Voting Procedure):

Actions

The board is an issue tracker for actions:

Board Meetings

In general the OSGeo board meets on IRC the last Monday of the month from 16.00 UTC

Upcoming board meetings:

IRC Meeting
Internet Rely Chat meetings are held on FreeNode OSGeo channel], please note that due to spam you are now required to register with the FreeNode "NickServ" bot to verify your identity prior to posting messages on IRC. The FreeNode OSGeo channel is logged providing a great record of IRC meetings.
  • none scheduled
Face to Face Meeting
board will get together in person and work through discussions and tasks that are not easily handled in a 1 hour IRC meeting or via e-mail. For face to face meetings travel costs will be covered by the foundation.


Video call
board will get together for a video call and work through discussions and tasks that are not easily handled in 1 hour IRC meeting or via e-mail. May also consist of an informal "work party" of board members and officers to work on tasks and collaboration not easily handled in IRC meeting / email.
  • none scheduled
Member meeting
board meeting with OSGeo members at OSGeo events providing a chance to listen and discuss our community. May also consist of informal "party" to celebrate our community, members, and what we accomplish together
  • none scheduled

Previous meetings

2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - Earlier.

Working Groups

While the board is focused on decision making occasionally there is a call for action. The following working groups are focused on accomplishing a specific 2-3 week objective and will report back to the board list when completed. This is in contrast to long term activities handled by committees.

2018 Working Groups

  • none at present

2015 Working Groups

Planning

2019 Planning

Documents:

Operational Budget for 2019

The board is dividing this years budget up by committee, initiative and project!

2018 Planning

Operational Budget for 2018

The board is dividing this years budget up by committee, initiative and project!

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018

OSGeo maintains a sponsorship program recognizing financial contributions to our projects, initiatives and events.

2017 Planning

Operational Budget for 2017

The board is dividing this years budget up by committee:

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017

The foundation recognizes sponsors who financially support our events, initiatives and open source projects.

The following has been published as the following blog post and how to sponsor page.

2016 Planning

Operational Budget for 2016

Thanks to our sponsors, and a series of successful events, OSGeo does has an operational budget for 2016.

The Board has divided the above budget up according to our priority as an organization. Please keep in mind that prior boards have taken this approach - and spent nothing due to lack of volunteers willing to lead the charge. The following is budget and does not provide a commitment to spend money on the actives listed - to do that we need your commitment as a volunteer!

Strategic Plan 2016

From Anne: See the parallel Skate-Boarding of Fedora at http://fedoramagazine.org/lets-talk-about-fedora-project-objectives/ - I really like the idea of having 18 months goals, that are measurable, backed up by community agreement. Let's discuss this at the first Sprint. There are also some thoughts on Ubuntu governance that can inspire us, but I haven't gone through the whole discussion yet, and there are many differences between OSGeo and Ubuntu; so I'm not sure on how much we can learn from it.

This section outlines OSGeo strategic plan for 2016 - this is a result of the vision, mission and goals established at the 2016 face to face meeting.

Strategic objectives for 2016:

  • S01: showcasing excellence in our communities
  • S02: proactively engage with external partners
  • S03: Fostering our mission, vision and goals
  • S04: Empowering our communities and extending our reach

These objectives were taken to the community for concrete / measurable actions volunteers were interested in tackling over the course of 2016.

Update: We did not receive enough feedback to form a strategic plan.

2013 Planning

Reference

Documents

Mailing list

The http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/board mailing list is used for most public board discussions. There is also a private board mailing list used only for matters that are considered needful to be kept private.

History of OSGeo Foundation Boards of Directors

An interim Board of Directors with 5 members was elected on February 4th, 2006, by the initial members of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. On March 18th, 2006, the board has been completed to now total nine members: