Board Meeting 2008 09 12

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This board meeting has been scheduled for the 12th of September 2008 at 15:00 UTC (fixedtime), by phone and IRC (#osgeo) at the same time.

Communication will use the Conference Call facilities.

Agenda

  • Appoint meeting secretary
  • Review and approve Board Meeting 2008 08 08 minutes.
  • Approve the entrance of the MetaCRS project into incubation.
  • FOSS4G OSGeo appearance (informative from Arnulf)
  • Review and possibly approve OSGeo-OGC MOU.
  • Update from Tyler
  • Review of adding a grassroots project into osgeo svn+trac ticket

Minutes

IRC log notes available here (times are UTC -8). Main discussion was on the telephone from 15:04-15:32 UTC.

  • Meeting started 15:04. In attendance: Arnulf, Paul, Ari, Jeroen, Markus, Howard, Frank, Tyler.
  • Appoint meeting secretary -- Tyler
  • Review and approve Board Meeting 2008 08 08 minutes
    • MOTION: Paul moved to approve these, Arnulf second, all were in favour, meeting minutes approved
  • Approve the entrance of the MetaCRS project into incubation. project link here
    • Frank explained, he's waiting for incubation to pass the motion still. No motion brought forward to board yet.
  • FOSS4G OSGeo appearance (informative from Arnulf)
    • Arnulf explained how Marketing committee is cover need for booth organisation, etc.
  • Review and possibly approve OSGeo-OGC MOU
    • Discussed any expectations or increased work from our side. Looks straightforward and in our favour to get free memberships
    • Arnulf suggested to leave it open for more open discussion
    • OSGeo will need to assign a liaison( s ) with OGC... to handle memberships, general contact, etc.
    • Paul is interested in helping there
    • Frank suggested to use the "standards" list for discussion around the use of these memberships, etc.
    • Arnulf can act as backup to work with Paul on it.
    • Paul to carry it forward and continue discussion
  • Update from Tyler
    • reported on planning phase of FOSS4G, everything runs smoothly so far.
    • Tyler is new Chair of the Marketing Committee.
    • Regular finance stuff taking time
    • Malaga Open Source conference invitation for Tyler to speak, attending in October, in panel with IBM, HP, Google, Intel
    • Worked on various website updates.
    • MOTION: Arnulf brings motion forward to accept Tyler as chair for marketing committee.. as approved by the committee at its last meeting
      • Frank seconded, all were in favour, motion approved.
  • Review of adding a grassroots project into OSGeo svn+trac ticket here
    • Ari giving background
    • Frank explained the regular process.. SAC accepts then brings it forward to board list for any concern, problems
    • MOTION: Frank moves that Board accept SACs recommendation to host the project, Howard seconded. Ari abstained, all were in favour, motion carried.
  • MOTION: Arnulf motions to close the meeting, Howard seconds, all were favour. Meeting closed at 15:32 UTC.