Board Meeting 2011-02-03

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This board meeting is scheduled for the 3rd of February 2011 at 17:00 UTC on IRC and follow up voting on Skype.


Agenda

  • Review past minutes: Board Meeting 2010-12-16
  • FOSS4G 2011 update
    • Running the AGM
    • Oversee the OSGeo Booth
    • Give opening OSGeo "welcome" talk and/or closing talk
    • Host the Board Meeting
    • Visit all the sponsors and say thanks
    • Buy a drink for the conference chair
    • other things (list them here)
  • 5th Anniversary coming up. Are we planning anything? Does the board want to do anything?
  • Revisit formation of Romanian Local Chapter (see also request letter) and update
  • Wikipedia / OSGeo Introduction - opportunity
  • Review possibility for OSGeo to hold money for one of its local chapters (See Daniel's email to board list)

Minutes

  • Attending: Geoff, Tyler, Ravi, Jeff, Tim, Daniel, Chris, Frank, Markus, Arnulf as chair
  1. Review past minutes: Board Meeting 2010-12-16 http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2010-12-16
    1. Geoff moved to adopt, all were in favour
  2. FOSS4G2011 update
    1. Jeff: after a slow start, the local committee team is really moving now, things are going well. GITA team is very fast to respond, from issues about budget to laptops for workshops. very good sign
    2. Tyler: we've got the call for presentations up.. just tweaking a couple things then ready to blast and rebroadcast that the gate is open http://2011.foss4g.org/program
  3. Tyler's list of stuff reviewed
    1. Some items open for help...
    2. Arnulf tooks some tasks - speaking/welcome at FOSS4G
    3. Tim looking at populating OSGeo booth at FOSS4G
    4. Jeff offered to take closing OSGeo talk at FOSS4G
    5. Board meeting at FOSS4G - venue still open, depending on where folks end up staying
  4. 5th Anniversary coming up. Are we planning anything? Does the board want to do anything?
    1. http://www.osgeo.org/tyler/2011/osgeo-5th-birthday-soon
    2. Various ideas kicked around, including blogs
  5. Revisit formation of Romanian Local Chapter ( see also request letter ) and update
    1. FrankW moves to accept the romanian local chapter., Jeff seconded, all were +1, Daniel +0. Passed.
    2. Tyler to follow up with Vasile.
  6. Review possibility for OSGeo to hold money for one of its local chapters ( See Daniel's email to board list ) message here
    1. dmorissette: I didn't pursue that on the local chapters list yet, instead I've worked to setup a non-profit for OSGEO-QUEBEC to handle the Montreal code sprint and other local activities ... I still plan to pursue that eventually on the local chapters list, but it is less urgent for me
  7. Wikipedia / OSGeo Introduction - opportunity
    1. Intro to topic from Brian Hamin (dbb).. wikipedia execs contact with OSGeo, opportunity to help with "geo-hack" section of their toolset. Any volunteers to help coordinate this? Arnulf to follow up, with Brian and WMF.


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