Board Meeting 2022-10-17

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This board meeting is scheduled Monday 17 October 2022 at 15:00 UTC through Jitsi, a record of motions is preserved on loomio and actions on osgeo todo issue tracker.


Current items

  1. roll call
  2. appoint meeting chair, meeting scribe/secretary
  3. Review and approve past minutes
  4. Review Smart Geo Expo MoU
  5. FOSS4G 2023
  6. Geo-ethics Locus Charter
  7. GISTAM 2023 : Partnership proposal (2nd reminder)
  8. OSGeo EU - ESA
  9. GeoForAll website updates
  10. Website
  11. Research Organization Registry entry [1]
  12. Elections and CoC
  13. Add your topic here


  • Presiding: Michele
  • Scribing: Rajat
  • Attending: Adam, Angelos, Codrina, Michele, Rajat, Vicky, Marco
  • Guests: Brian Hamlin, Besfort Guri, Valmir (FLOSSK)

Review and approve past minutes

Review Smart Geo Expo MoU

Link to the MoU draft:

  • Updates: Description about cooperation between the stakeholders.
  • Two Liaisons are required to be nominated. Vicky is temporary liaison for OSGeo.
  • Signing ceremony is scheduled on November 3rd, 2022.
    • Review more previous MoUs to add a clause for promoting open-source and make it stronger.
    • One week for the board to review the draft and provide comments.
    • Vicky to reach out to the OSGeo Korea local chapter.

FOSS4G 2023

Guest: Besfort Guri, Valmir

  • Intent by the FOSS4G 2023 LOC to join the next board meeting (Oct 31, 2022) and present updates.
  • ACTION: Invite Co-chairs to the planned meeting.

Geo-ethics Locus Charter

GISTAM 2023 : Partnership proposal (2nd reminder)

  • Questions: What are their requirements from this partnership? Is it an MoU? Is it just a cross-promotion activity? Would they provide a booth or keynote?
  • ACTION: Codrina to send email with the questions


  • ACTION: Codrina and Marco to attend a f2f meeting in early November and update board about the discussion

GeoForAll website updates


Research Organization Registry entry

Elections and CoC

  • TODO in Policy - Points to consider
    • Board/CRO can veto or block any charter/board nomination?
    • The list of nominations maybe be cross-checked by the CoC committee
    • Blacklisting procedure? Timeline?
  • ACTION: Vicky to schedule a meeting with the CoC Committee



  • no log, a jitsi meeting

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