Board Meeting 2019-08-24

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Planning for Face to Face board meeting, see prior example.


Meeting Location


The following timetable is split into two hour sections, used to keep scope of meeting in check and organize any invited guests.


  • 9:00 Doors Open / Coffee
  • 10:00 AGM work party / foundation status / local chapter status
  • 12:00 Meeting Start / Director Updates / Lunch
  • 14:00 Minimum requirements on MoU (use and unblock UniGIS)
  • 16:00 CRO election feedback and recommendations --> Election process revamp
  • 18:00 Election process revamp
  • 20:00 Meeting Close


  • 8:30 Doors Open / Coffee
  • 9:00 Meeting Start / board wiki work party
  • 11:00 CoC comittee
  • 13:00 FOSS4G Vision for the future
  • 16:00 OGC meeting
  • 17:00 Meeting Close



  • Jody Garnett - travel confirmed
  • Mike Smith - travel confirmed - Staying at Hilton Garden Inn - Old town

See board travel budget for status.




Key topics / Goals / Responsibilities:

  • Goal: Review and approve revised election procedure based on chief-returning officer feedback and email / wiki feedback. Deliverable is an approved document to share with our membership.
  • Goal: Define baseline for MoU
  • Update Election Process at CRO request ahead of 2019 elections
  • Goal: Clarity on OSGeo process when we have one (see Sunday Workparty)
  • Update projects based on activity

Discussion topics:

  • Discussion: public feedback indicates our use of "dated" communication channels (mailing lists, IRC) and authentication (OSGeo user id, wiki, atliasian) make our community difficult to access and and "exclusive". Our discussion mailing list has a reputation for hostile interactions. How much is by design, where can we improve?
  • Discussion upcoming elections, candidates will be needed :)
  • Committee activity level

Work party:

  • Saturday: AGM breakout workparty; Gather up information for AGM, facts help fuel later meeting discussion. Updating AGM slides (for board items) and double checking all groups have at least a placeholder slide present
  • Sunday: Clean up the board wiki presence. Any official approved document can be turned into a Libre Office + PDF and attached. Draft documents placed onto the agenda for approval, revision, or destruction




  1. Workparty: AGM Slides
  2. Meeting start (roll call, chair / scribe).Shared scribe duty via google doc has worked well previously.
  3. Director updates - good topic to welcome everyone over lunch and set the tone for the meeting
  4. Discussion: OSGeo community accessibility
  5. Expression of interest - formation of Oceania regional chapter
  6. CRO Update (guest: Vicky as CRO)
  7. FOSS4G handling attentify / mailchimp (see also mail Vasile)
  8. Election process revamp
  9. OSGeo competition or challenge to encourage participation in under represented areas
  10. Sponsorship program update, revise sponsorship benefits (we do not know what some of them are)
  11. FOSS4G Video: OSGeo covering recording costs
  12. Agenda topics open, please add items, noting any guest that need to be invited

AGM Slides Workparty

Document: OSGeo AGM 2019

This is a pre-meeting activity as everyone arrives:

  • Update Treasure Report (Michael)
  • Update Secretary Report (Astrid)
  • Membership update
    • charter members
    • change to membership statistics?
  • Update 2018/2019 Event list
  • Update partnership / friends information
    • How is our partnership program going?
  • Update local chapter initiative status
    • list of local chapters
    • confirm each group tagged into AGM slide deck
  • Update OSGeo projects status
    • list of projects, confirm each is tagged into AGM slide deck
    • osgeo community list, confirm each is tagged into AGM slide deck

Task done - everyone has been contacted!

Director Updates

The goals link to election manifesto page, you are welcome to add some speaking notes below ahead of the meeting:

Expression of interest - formation of Oceania regional chapter

John Bryant can attend on behalf of OSGeo Oceania.

For background, see:


Sunday Agenda


  1. Workparty: Board wiki/doc cleanup
  2. Meeting start (roll call, chair / scribe).Shared scribe duty via google doc has worked well previously.
  3. OGC Partnership Discussion
  4. FOSS4G vision / future Discussion
  5. OSM presence at SotM: Booth & Presentation (Astrid)
  6. Get to know OSGeo and how OSGeo is connected to OpenStreetMap
  8. CoC comittee update
  9. Booth together with FOSSGIS e.V. similar to OSGeo Booth at FOSS4G
  10. Agenda topics open, please add items, noting any guest that need to be invited

Workparty Wiki / Document Cleanup

List of official wiki pages:

  • See minuets

List of draft wiki pages:

  • See minuets

Generated docs:

  • See minuets

Election Revamp

CRO Report has been provided to board-priv, please review.

OGC Partnership Discussion

Status if CITE Team Engine incubation


Scribing: shared document

File:Face to Face Meeting 2019 Bucharest.pdf