Board Meeting 2006 08 18
Communication will switch to the new Conference Call.
- Appoint meeting secretary
- Review and approve prior meeting minutes
- Discussion on the Executive Director, next steps. Do we proceed? If so, do we directly someone or put out a call for resumes?
- Discuss the non-profit status application process
- Review topics for Face to Face Meeting Lausanne 2006
- Discussion and Approval of China OSGeo Chapter.
- Appoint next monthly Chair.
- Other Business
Logs / References
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE OPEN SOURCE GEOSPATIAL FOUNDATION A Delaware non-stock corporation.
On August 18th, 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 ninety minutes.
Present at the meeting were the following members of the Board: Frank Warmerdam, Mark Lucas, Jo Walsh, Arnulf Christl, Venkatesh Raghavan, Gary Lang 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. Jo Walsh was appointed secretary of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The Board first approved by general consent the minutes of the meeting held on 4th August 2006.
Vote to move forward with recruitment for Executive Director position
It was agreed that the Board's decision to appoint an Executive Director had already been taken and the current discussion invokes no need for further voting about this.
Motion for Gary to proceed with negotiations with the current preferred candidate for the Executive Director position carried.
Discussion of non profit status
Ken Tamura from Autodesk reported to the board on non-profit status. Rich Steele is working on the paper work for non-profit status (501c3).
A 3 years financial plan derived from the board budget, and the income projection out of the fundraising committee will be forwarded to the board for review.
Gary and Ken talk about ED costs, other ongoing costs.
Frank says the fundraising committee responsible for Income estimate.
Discussion of Infrastructure Needs
By the f2f a solid plan and some stuff implemented. http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Face_to_Face_Meeting_Lausanne_2006#Agenda
The migration process will produce a map of projects and URLs which will allow easier migration in from other platforms too as well as provide a map back out for some applications.
Vote to approve OSGeo China Chapter
Motion to approve the OSGeo China Chapter approved.
It was noted that NRSCC (http://www.nrscc.gov.cn/english/about.asp) is the primary geospatial infrastructure provider for the country, and their support gives OSGeo a great position in China. Autodesk China is also supporting the effort.
Frank volunteers to be ongoing chair for board meetings till further notice. Carried.
Mark talks about reqs for not for profits co-hosting gov conferences. Scheme already - URLs?
Motion to close the meeting.
The meeting is closed.