[OSGeo-Conf] Re: Motion Regarding FOSS4G-CEE Name
percyd at pdx.edu
Tue Oct 11 18:59:59 EDT 2011
FWIW, our local chapter, PDX-OSGEO (Portland, OR, USA), has put on a
local unconference the last two years with attendance in the 75 to 100
range. It is free to attend, we pay for light refreshments with money
from Google Summer of Code, and I get the rooms for free as a faculty
member at the university.
I had been thinking about proposing to our group that we re-brand it
FOSS4G-PNW (pacific northwest, for the international crowd) next year,
but this talk about paying to use the name sort of scares me off.
We're not generating any money here...
Anyway, as a small regional yearly north america event, I thought it
might be good to give that perspective. We have our event every
Spring, around March or April, in conjunction with the local regional
event called GIS in Action (a 2-day normal commercial GIS event which
costs $200 per registrant...).
We typically have 2 concurrent tracks on the unconference day,
followed by an optional day of code-sprinting.
back to lurk-mode :-)
Portland State University
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Jachym Cepicky
<jachym.cepicky at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you all for making this decision. It was very important not only for
> us to know, where we can go. I would be happy with any result, just to know
> where the pitch lines are, this result is of course the better one at the
> I'm following the discussion in other threads carefully and so far I can
> only tell, the topics you are rising are very interesting and I can see so
> far positives and negatives as you do.
> Speaking about franchising of FOSS4G trade mark, and getting some budget out
> of all regional "FOSS4G"-named conferences. The prise should be set, so that
> the event itself could still be made low cost, with reasonable budget.
> Remember: FOSS4G-CEE should be during spring, so that the FOSS4G-Global
> would not be affected directly with this event. We are actually going
> directly against Czech traditional Geoinformatics, which will have to find
> it's new role (or not, depends...). I think, if what ever FOSS4G-* would
> take place during spring, the impact on the global event will be much lower.
> I still see as an option, approach the world championship way: every second
> year global event, every other year bigger local events.
> On 11.10.2011 00:10, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Frank Warmerdam<warmerdam at pobox.com>
>>> Motion: The OSGeo Conference Committee on behalf of OSGeo
>>> declares that it has no objection to the name FOSS4G-CEE being
>>> used for an open source geospatial conference in central and eastern
>>> europe organized by a group including Karel Charvat and Jachym
>> I think it has been two business days since I raised this motion.
>> It has support from Paul, Peter, Dave, Mauricio, Cameron,
>> Markus, Venka and myself with no one expressing a veto or
>> a strong negative position. As such, barring process concerns
>> from our chair I declare the motion passed.
>> Jachym / Karel - I hope you will treat this as "OSGeo is
>> reasonable comfortable with your naming your conference
>> FOSS4G CEE".
>> Best regards,
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