[Board] Fwd: [Foss4g2012] Meeting summary of FOSS4G 2012 meeting (3rd, July)

Jeroen Ticheler jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net
Mon Jul 9 09:46:01 PDT 2012


Reading those meeting minutes I think the board should indeed immediately announce that the conference will be cancelled! There is no venue, no conference organizer and we are just two months before the scheduled dates. People will start to make bookings and honestly I would go after OSGeo if I did and the whole event did not exist while I made expenses. 
Please hurry up and officially cancel the event now. 
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Jeroen
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Op 9 jul. 2012 om 18:33 heeft "Michael P. Gerlek" <mpg at flaxen.com> het volgende geschreven:

> Jo is right, we’re waiting to hear something.
>  
> Nonetheless, once again, I think the board needs to formally take action on this. Specifically, we need to announce to the community that the 2012 international FOSS4G event is not happening (although there might be a small regional event). We need to act to clarify the side-channel discussions and rumors that continue to go on about this.
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> _mpg
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> From: board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jo Cook
> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 2:36 AM
> To: Peter Batty
> Cc: board at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Board] Fwd: [Foss4g2012] Meeting summary of FOSS4G 2012 meeting (3rd, July)
>  
> Hi All,
>  
> Have we heard any more about this? My reading of things was that they should have made a decision on go/no go by now.
>  
> Thanks
>  
> Jo
> 
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Peter Batty <peter at ebatty.com> wrote:
> Forwarding to the board just in case anyone is not on the foss4g2012 list.
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Shin, Sanghee <endofcap at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:03 AM
> Subject: [Foss4g2012] Meeting summary of FOSS4G 2012 meeting (3rd, July)
> To: FOSS4G 2012 <foss4g2012 at lists.osgeo.org>
> Cc: Bo Guo <bo.guo at gisticinc.com>, Ang Gao <tomgaoang at gmail.com>, Zhengfan Lin <public.t.lin at gmail.com>, Xianfeng Song <xfsong at gucas.ac.cn>, Yan Xun <yanxunyx at gmail.com>, Ang Gao <gaoang at lreis.ac.cn>, Rongguo Chen <chenrg at lreis.ac.cn>
> 
> 
> Present :
> From China LOC:
>         • Gao Ang
>         • Xun Yan
> 
> From International Volunteer Group:
>         • Cameron Shorter
>         • Sanghee Shin
>         • Tanner Lin
>         • Bo Guo
> 
> Date & Time:
>         • July 3rd, 2012  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Beijing Time
> 
> Log:
>http://irclogs.geoapt.com/osgeo/%23osgeo.2012-07-03.log
> 
> Minutes:
> • Gao Ang reported current situation of FOSS4G preparation from LOC side.
> • Regarding PCO(Professional Conference Organizer) contract, LOC failed to sign a PCO contract with 3S News, a PCO company, last week. And LOC tried to find another PCO, but only to fail.
> • Currently LOC is not optimistic about the hosting FOSS4G 2012 successfully due to lacking of experiences and staffs.
> • Only 3 part time local volunteers are available in LOC now. However they don't have enough time to handle all the conference issues.
> • LOC started to look over all the options including canceling.
> • Cameron suggested a financial assessment or simulation for continuing and canceling conference.
> • LOC & International volunteer group looked over the possibility of hosting FOSS4G 2012 as local event.
> • According to Gao Ang, if LOC could not find PCO or hire full time organizer, LOC would like to cancel conference rather than make it a local event.
> • Cameron stated LOC should make decision soon whatever that may be.
> • Gao Ang will gather opinions from LOC members and then will report LOC's final decision on FOSS4G to OSGeo Board by this weekend.
> 
> Pending Issues:
> • LOC's final decision on FOSS4G 2012 including canceling, continuing and downgrading to local event.
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