Board Meeting 2006 04 28
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- Appoint meeting chairperson and secretary.
- Review and approve prior meeting minutes
- Discuss and adopt Committee Chair Guidelines
- Discuss appearance at Where 2.0, get back to Nat.
- Discuss request from Humaninet
- Get a date/place for face to face OSGeo meeting?
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE OPEN SOURCE GEOSPATIAL FOUNDATION A Delaware non-stock corporation
On April 28, 2006, at 8:00 am Pacific time, pursuant to notice duly given, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (the "Foundation" or "OSGeo") held a meeting by teleconference.
Present at the meeting were the following members of the Board: Arnulf Christl, Chris Holmes, Dave McIllhagga, Markus Neteler, Frank Warmerdam, Mark Lucas, Jo Walsh and Gary Lang. The following director was absent at the commencement of the meeting, Venkatesh Raghavan. Also present at the request of the Board were Daniel Brookshier, VP Website Committee, and Jennifer Daehler, representing legal counsel and secretary to the Foundation, Rich Steele. All participants indicated that they could hear one another. Additionally, Internet Relay Chat was used for backup purposes (#osgeo on irc.freenode.net). Mr. McIllhagga was appointed chairperson of the meeting. Finding a quorum present, Mr. McIllhagga called the meeting to order. Laura Rivera was appointed secretary of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The Board first approved by general consent the minutes of the meeting held on April 21, 2006.
DISCUSS AND ADOPT COMMITTEE CHAIR GUIDELINES
The Board discussed adopting the Committee Guidelines written by legal counsel, Rich Steele. Several members were unclear about a two points regarding responsibilities of an officer, legal implications, a chair needing to be an officer, etc. Mr. Warmerdam suggested no formal decision be made until we clarified with Rich Steele. It was decided to withdraw these 2 points from the document and post as is.
DISCUSS APPEARANCE AT WHERE 2.0
Chris Holmes met with Nathan Torkington who informed him that Where 2.0 would be offering a 15 minute spot to plug the OSGeo Foundation. In addition, Mr. Lang volunteered Autodesk’s Diamond sponsorship to be used for OSGeo which includes a 30 minute keynote and booth.
REQUEST FROM HUMANINET
The Board next discussed the possibility of providing support for Humaninet.
DATE/PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE OSGEO MEETING The Board next discussed the status of the date and place for a face to face OSGEO meeting. It was decided that a proposal be made by this time next week along with agenda items.