[OSGeo-Conf] starting the 2012 RFP process...
Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Tue May 24 16:20:22 EDT 2011
Okay, thanks I'll pass the word along. I wrote off list to help you avoid having to open up any huge discussions with the committee :-) Having a focus on a particular region is certainly fine by me, just hadn't remembered the details of your last plan.
Obviously people in those areas are eventually going to wonder when, if ever, they can bid. So you could maybe head that off by mentioning 2014 could be North/South America? Just a suggestion...
On 2011-05-24, at 1:10 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi Tyler,
> (replying to the Conference Committee)
> This was the wording decided by the OSGeo Conference Committee last year, when we changed the selection process. Those specific regions were mentioned that way, so I am simply following what the committee decided. As I mentioned in the RFP draft and in that email, the regional movement decided was 2011 North America, 2012 Asia/Pacific, and 2013 Europe. This would mean obviously that for 2012 we would ask for letters of intent from the Asia/Pacific region, and if none are received (or don't receive sufficient backing from the committee members), then we would ask for your "anywhere else".
> With such a tight timeline for releasing the RFP now, I'm hoping to avoid any huge discussions on changing the whole process (like we did last year)...but comments are welcome...so I'm sharing this with the whole conference committee to hear.
> I personally would love to see FOSS4G in South America!
> On 11-05-24 4:51 PM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>> On 2011-05-24, at 10:58 AM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>>> "Letters of Intent" will be accepted from potential Local Organizing Committees (LOC) in the Asia/Pacific region. If there are no submissions from groups in that region, letters from other regions will then be solicited."
>> Hi Jeff, is South America not an option? I thought the rotation was North America, Europe and then "anywhere else" - but I see your wording it wasn't like that. Just checking if that was deliberate or not, since some Brazilians were asking on the discuss list not long ago.
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