FOSS4G 2014 Bid Process Board Voting
The OSGeo Conference Committee votes for the 2014 hosting resulted in a tie. A re-vote did not change the outcome. The following is the process used to solve the tie breaker, through a vote by the OSGeo Board.
Voting for where to host the global FOSS4G event is very important, and each Board member must take this responsibility seriously. This means of course reviewing each proposal and budget closely, and reviewing the excellent Q/A already done by the Conf Comm (http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/OSGeo-Conference-Committee-f3721662.html).
- available at http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/foss4g/proposals/2014/
- Board members should also review the 2014 RFP (http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/foss4g/rfp/2014/), specifically the "Evaluation Criteria" section, on page 9. (as the Conf Comm did, the OSGeo Board must also vote according to the Evaluation Criteria as specified in the RFP)
Mark Lucas, as a Board member and also a member of the DC local committee, will not be allowed to vote
- Mark Lucas, while noting he has no financial conflict of interest as described by OSGeo bylaws, has volunteered to abstain in order to address concerns raised by others.
We should keep the same voting process as the Conf Comm: please send your
city selection to
Paul Bart as CRO privately.
Votes should be sent to
Paul Bart bartvde[at]osgis.nl by end of next Monday, the 29th this Friday, Aug 2nd.
In the case of a tie, the President's vote should count as 1.5 votes.
Individual votes will not be made public afterwards, only the winner will be announced.
Can occur openly on the Board mailing list.