Board Meeting 2013-05-09

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This board meeting is scheduled for the 9th of May 2013 at 20.00 UTC on IRC and follow up voting on Skype or by email.


Agenda

  • roll call
  • appoint meeting chair, meeting scribe/secretary
  • Review and approve past minutes: Board Meeting 2013-04-11
  • plan for AGM in Nottingham
  • discuss/approve outsourcing of accounting services
  • discuss micro-payments. Marketing committee wants to cover ~ $50 to $500 payments to ~ 100 osgeo events/year. [Cameron / Daniel to start]
  • discuss whether OSGeo should make a statement about the controversial "GeoServices REST API", as per email thread and Summary. [Cameron Shorter to start]
  • add your items here
  • Decide on who to report this meeting summary to the Discuss list
  • Schedule next meeting

Minutes

  • Attending: Jeff, Daniel, Jachym, Peter, Anne, Frank, Mark, Cameron, Michael
  • Presiding: Jeff
  • Scribing: Michael

Assigned Tasks

  • (none)

Motions

  • motion to adopt previous minutes
    • 1/Frank, 2/Daniel, all +1
  • motion to hold the OSGeo Annual General Meeting at the FOSS4G Nottingham event. Details/champion can be decided later.
    • Jeff/1, Frank/2, all +1
  • motion to outsource of our accounting to Alan Strand of notforprofitaccounting.net
    • 1/Daniel, 2/Jeff, all +1
  • motion to send cover letter to TC: "The OSGeo Board are presenting this letter to the OGC, which highlights concerns about the "GeoServices REST API" from many people within the OSGeo community. As always, if there is anything the OSGeo board can do to help, then please let us know."
    • 1/Cameron, 2/Frank (implicitly), all +1 (mpg by email)


Full, raw minutes notes

  • [1:59] start
    • roll: Jeff, Daniel, Jachym, Peter, Anne, Frank, Mark, Cameron, Michael
    • Jeff chairs, Michael scribes
  • [2:05] plan for AGM in Nottingham
    • need an organizer
    • motion to hold the OSGeo Annual General Meeting at the FOSS4G Nottingham event. Details/champion can be decided later.
    • jeff/1, frank/2, all +1
  • [2:15] discuss/approve outsourcing of accounting services
    • move to consider outsourcing of our accounting to Alan Strand of http://www.notforprofitaccounting.net/about/. his first task could be to review/cleanup our books for past fiscal years, and produce financial statements for 2011 and 2012.
    • 1/daniel, 2/jeff, all +1
  • [2:20] "discuss micro-payments. Marketing committee wants to cover ~ $50 to $500 payments to ~ 100 osgeo events/year."
    • action is to continue via email
  • [2:22] discuss possible Board /OSGeo statement re: GeoServices REST API
    • generally people seem to be against the propsoed spec, but much discussion as to what the baord or the organization should do as an action
    • [3:07] on board president sending a cover letter to the TC ("The OSGeo Board are presenting this letter to the OGC, which highlights concerns about the "GeoServices REST API" from many people within the OSGeo community. As always, if there is anything the OSGeo board can do to help, then please let us know.")
    • 1/cameron, 2/frnk (implicitly), all +1 (mpg by email)
  • [3:13] mtg adjourned