Board Meeting 2006 08 18

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The 16th board meeting has been scheduled for the 18th of August at 15:00 UTC (fixedtime), by phone and IRC (#osgeo) at the same time.

Communication will switch to the new Conference Call.

Agenda

Logs / References

Minutes

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE OPEN SOURCE GEOSPATIAL FOUNDATION A Delaware non-stock corporation.

On August 18th, 2006, at 8:00 am Pacific time, pursuant to notice duly given, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (the "Foundation" or "OSGeo") held a meeting by teleconference. The meeting lasted ninety minutes.

Present at the meeting were the following members of the Board: Frank Warmerdam, Mark Lucas, Jo Walsh, Arnulf Christl, Venkatesh Raghavan, Gary Lang and Markus Neteler. All participants on the call indicated that they could hear one another. Additionally, Internet Relay Chat was used for backup purposes (#osgeo on irc.freenode.net). Mr. Lucas was appointed chairperson of the meeting. Finding a quorum present, Mr. Lucas called the meeting to order. Jo Walsh was appointed secretary of the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The Board first approved by general consent the minutes of the meeting held on 4th August 2006.

Vote to move forward with recruitment for Executive Director position

It was agreed that the Board's decision to appoint an Executive Director had already been taken and the current discussion invokes no need for further voting about this.

Motion for Gary to proceed with negotiations with the current preferred candidate for the Executive Director position carried.

Discussion of non profit status

Ken Tamura from Autodesk reported to the board on non-profit status. Rich Steele is working on the paper work for non-profit status (501c3).

A 3 years financial plan derived from the board budget, and the income projection out of the fundraising committee will be forwarded to the board for review.

Gary and Ken talk about ED costs, other ongoing costs.

Frank says the fundraising committee responsible for Income estimate.

Discussion of Infrastructure Needs

By the f2f a solid plan and some stuff implemented. http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Face_to_Face_Meeting_Lausanne_2006#Agenda

The migration process will produce a map of projects and URLs which will allow easier migration in from other platforms too as well as provide a map back out for some applications.

Vote to approve OSGeo China Chapter

Motion to approve the OSGeo China Chapter approved.

It was noted that NRSCC (http://www.nrscc.gov.cn/english/about.asp) is the primary geospatial infrastructure provider for the country, and their support gives OSGeo a great position in China. Autodesk China is also supporting the effort.

Other Business

Frank volunteers to be ongoing chair for board meetings till further notice. Carried.

Mark talks about reqs for not for profits co-hosting gov conferences. Scheme already - URLs?

Motion to close the meeting.

The meeting is closed.