Board Meeting 2006 07 14
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- Appoint meeting secretary
- Review and approve prior meeting minutes
- Motion to approve Mapbender as a full project of the foundation, with Uli Rothstein as the designated Officer responsible for Mapbender.
- Review of Viscom status (OSCON arrangements)
- Review of Incubation Status (MapBender ready for approval)
- Request from Gary Lang regarding China
- Review of Top Board Priorities
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE OPEN SOURCE GEOSPATIAL FOUNDATION A Delaware non-stock corporation.
On July 14th, 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. The meeting lasted thirty minutes.
Present at the meeting were the following members of the Board: Frank Warmerdam, Mark Lucas, Jo Walsh, Chris Holmes, Arnulf Christl, Venkatesh Raghavan and Markus Neteler. All participants on the call indicated that they could hear one another. Additionally, Internet Relay Chat was used for backup purposes (#osgeo on irc.freenode.net). Mr. Lucas was appointed chairperson of the meeting. Finding a quorum present, Mr. Lucas called the meeting to order. Frank Warmerdam was appointed secretary of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The Board first approved by general consent the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2006.
MAPBENDER GRADUATION FROM INCUBATION
Frank Warmerdam motioned approve Mapbender as a full project of the foundation, with Uli Rothstein as the designated Officer responsible for Mapbender. The motion was adopted.
REPORT FROM VISCOM
Mark Lucas and other reported on VisCom activities. Focused on preparations for upcoming events. Discussed responsibility for OSGeo logo policy. Frank noted that FunCom will need to issue a "OSGeo Sponsor" logo to sponsors at some point, but that otherwise VisCom was welcome to responsibility for logo policy.
REPORT FROM INCUBATOR
It is anticipated that MapBuilder will also be ready to graduate soon. The Incubator is now accepting applications for new projects wishing to enter incubation.
The local chapters document is still not ready for formal adoption, though the board expressed support for the contents, and encouragement for local chapters to continue self-organizing on the Wiki. Venkatesh Raghavan agreed to contact some of the local chapter representatives to solicit work on the local chapters document.
REPORT FROM WEBCOM
The news publishing process is now (again) operational, and submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Frank Warmerdam has also been granted administrative access to the osgeo.org Collabnet system if we ever in a pinch to create a new project or some other admin action.
REPORT FROM SAC
SAC is facing some technical problems with getting additional blade servers set up which is impinging on other work.
The next meeting is scheduled for Jun 21st, with a focus on moving the local chapter process forward.