Board Meeting 2006 06 30
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- Appoint meeting secretary
- Review and approve prior meeting minutes
- Review and approve Proposed Membership Rules.
- Review and approve Local Chapter Guidelines (still being drafted).
- Review draft budget from face to face meetings, and hopefully approve. (see f2f minutes) and Budget 2006-2007
- Consider budget/timescale for hiring an OSGeo Executive Director
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE OPEN SOURCE GEOSPATIAL FOUNDATION A Delaware non-stock corporation.
On Jun 23, 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 40 minutes.
Present at the meeting were the following members of the Board: Frank Warmerdam, Mark Lucas, DaveMcIlhagga, Jo Walsh, Chris Holmes, Arnulf Christl, Gary Lang, and Markus Neteler. Also present at the request of the Board were Andrew Kelly and Auke Jildera of the Community Management team. 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. Warmerdam was appointed chairperson of the meeting. Finding a quorum present, Mr. Warmerdam 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 23rd June 2006.
work in progress
- Motion to adopt Proposed Membership Rules
- Motion to adopt Local Chapter Guidelines
These still have not been edited into a form where they can be finalised. Arnulf volunteers to overhaul the Guidelines and create a more definite document which can be sent round for discussion before the next Board meeting.
- Motion to review and approve Budget 2006-2007
Frank has some concerns that the minimum end of the range is higher than was discussed in the F2F meeting. Chris notes that some items (binary stack, 'deliverables') may easier to "sell" to sponsors than others and this may affect priorities.
- Discussion of timescale / options for hiring an Executive Director
DM points out that one needs to spend money to make it; an Exec Director would fundraise for their own position. Before OSGeo can consider hiring someone we need guarantee of 3 months salary minimum.
At this point Mark Lucas leaves the call.
FrankW would like to make announcement by September - at F0SS4G - if possible.
The Priorities of FunCom and possible groups to approach are discussed briefly. FunCom needs a private, unarchived list for "sensitive" discussions.
Gary Lang talks about positive reception of OSGeo at recent conference appearances. DM talks about positive conversations with Canadian government geodata representatives on subject of data sharing and curriculum development.
THE MEETING ADJOURNS