Board Meeting 2014-02-06

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This board meeting is scheduled for the 6th of February 2014 at 20.00UTC through IRC and follow up voting by email.



  • Attending: Jeff, Frank, Cameron, Bart, Gérald, Anne, Jorge
  • Presiding: Jeff
  • Scribing: Jorge

Assigned Tasks

  • Cameron: raise a motion to approve Frank as member of the Conference Committe

Motions (to be confirmed by email)

  • MOTION: Approve Board Meeting 2013-12-16 minutes:
    • Frank/1: +1 7
  • MOTION: The Board supports the GLTN membership proposal, as described by Arnulf on Board list
    • Cameron/1: +1 7
  • MOTION: The Board appoints Anne Ghisla and Hamish Bowman as OSGeo Google Summer of Code 2014 administrators.
    • Frank/1: +1 7

Full, raw minutes notes

IRC Log at
  • 20:00 Meeting starts
  • 20:05 Minutes approved
  • 20:08 Budget 2014
    • Brian Hamlin: about S.Francisco Foundation Center to review our non-profit status, he have no contacted an attorney yet
    • Frank: the item for the backup server can be dropped
    • About the outreach item:
      • Cameron: the marketing committee has not been working on the allocation of budget, so that item is misused
      • Anne: the procedure to request outreach funds need work
    • Discussion about the budget for travelling expenses
      • To some community members it was a misuse of the budget to have the President on a dorm at FOSS4G 2014
      • Anne disagrees on that criticism
      • Jeff and Frank agree on raising the budget
      • Cameron: code sprints can gain more value than attending (expensive) events
      • Cameron: travel budget need a more detailed budget, some prevision of events to attend
      • Jeff: maybe a separated meeting? this needs to be addressed soon
    • Bart ask about how the 2013 budget was used
    • Jeff: our first need for budgeting is an accountant/bookkeeper
    • Bart: there should be budget for the (annual FOSS4G) benchmark
    • Jeff: move this on the list
  • 20:36 FOSS4G 2015 RFP
    • Cameron: we should look for a paid role on those positions we don't have volunteers
    • Bart: the plan for the RFP is to be published on a week
    • Frank: the work load is small for the conference chair, he volunteers for the position
    • Bart offers to help Frank on the role
    • Bart: Frank has to be back on the committee (**task**)
  • 20:45 OSGeo joining GLTN
    • Discussion around the topic if GLTN is wanting to have training from OSGeo directly and the conflict with the non-profit status, Service Providers, etc
    • Jeff points about not covering the time spent
    • Arnulf states that joining GLTN will allow people with the time but not the money to cover travel costs to represent OSGeo
    • General support on the idea of joining GLTN, Cameron raises the motion
  • 20:57 OSGeo Live PPA
    • Brian presents the idea
    • Frank doesn't see a clear action item for the board
    • Jeff has to move to next item
  • 21:00 GSoC 2014
    • Anne and Hamish will lead again OSGeo participation
    • Frank motions to appoint them formally
  • Next meeting agreed to be on March 6
  • Meeting closes