Board Meeting 2014-11-13

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This board meeting is scheduled for the 13th of November 2014 at 15.00UTC through IRC and follow up voting by email.


  • roll call
  • appoint meeting chair, meeting scribe/secretary
  • Review and approve past minutes: Board Meeting 2014-10-16
  • brief treasurer report
  • FOSS4G 2015 update
  • FOSS4G 2016 update
  • reimbursement for gsoc mentors meeting above google limit (budgeted here
  • Finding a way forward for Outstanding SAC Issues 2014
  • Updating/Recording accurate foundation officers
    • Website committee chair not active (according to the chair)
    • Geodata committee not actively used (according to the chair)
    • Marketing committee without a chair
  • Updating/Recording accurate local chapters
  • Agree on 5-level project evalutaion as proposed by Cameron [1]
  • OSGeo is now a registered 'organization' with OGC, and goal is to have all OSGeo "products"/projects listed there. (initial discussion on Projects list)
  • Select next meeting date/time


  • Attending: Jeff, Jorge, Anne, Vasile, Bart, Gerald
  • Presiding: Jeff
  • Scribing: Bart

Assigned Tasks

  • Jeff: kick-off the 2016 FOSS4G RFP
  • Mike: give an update on where we are with the budget versus our spending in 2014

Motions (to be confirmed by email)

Motion +1 0 -1 Abstain Passed? Notes
Jeff: Approve past meeting's minutes 9 0 0 Yes

Full, raw minutes notes

IRC Log at
  • Jeff gives update on FOSS4G 2015: website launched, seed money to be transferred soon, venue changed to a cheaper, smaller sized venue
  • Jeff: no (separate) FOSS4G Asia in 2015
  • Jeff (with help of Jorge) to kick-off FOSS4G 2016 RFP (also ask FOSS4G 2014 for their report)
  • Jorge suggest having a template doc for conferences to fill in, Jeff has all the needed documents
  • Anne says reimbursement of 500 USD above the Google (GSOC) refund is no issue, is in the budget already. Jeff and Bart agree. No motion needed here.
  • Jeff brings up the SAC issues ( which was brought to him. Most agree that if SAC can come up with a plan to fix the issues within the budget we should leave the details up to them and the board will support the proposal normally.
  • The board asks the treasurer (who is not present) for an update on the 2014 budget against the current situation
  • Next meeting Thursday 11 Dec 16:00 CET