[Foss4g2009] Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2009 Finance Oversight
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu May 15 19:41:04 EDT 2008
Thanks Frank and Paul,
That works from my end.
Any chance you like to update our Governance page to reflect this?
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
<tmitchell at osgeo.org> wrote:
> Sounds spot on to me Frank. Thank you Paul for offering to do it again, it
> will be very helpful.
> On 15-May-08, at 3:07 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> I believe there have been some questions about how the OSGeo board will be
>> overseeing FOSS4G 2009. Traditionally (well given a tradition of at least
>> one year), we try to appoint some general OSGeo representatives to the
>> annual conference committee (often referred to as the LOC), one of whom is
>> intended to play a financial oversight role.
>> For FOSS4G 2008 that is Paul Ramsey who obviously has excellent experience
>> from 2007 on issues of conference budgeting. Paul has kindly agreed to
>> this role for 2009 as well. Paul is of course also a director (and can so
>> can easily report on status to the board) and is on the OSGeo Finance
>> Committee which will be expected to recommend the budget to the board, and
>> keep an eye on things.
>> Generally we try to have an approved budget in place (approved by the
>> before major financial commitments are made for the conference. This
>> signing venue contracts and hopefully signing PCO contracts, though I'm
>> sure if we can actually put together a solid budget before we have the PCO
>> in place. Once that budget is approved, Paul will help keep an eye on
>> operations and identify if the LOC is materially varying from the budget
>> if any other warning flags arise. He will also be a "voting member" of
>> LOC, and have any priveledges pursuant to LOC members (possibly a free
>> conference pass). He is also an invaluable source of additional advice.
>> So, more so than Tyler, the FOSS4G 2009 LOC should explain financial
>> to Paul and work with him to get a budget approved through the Finance
>> Committee and the board. Once that is in place Tyler, Paul or myself can
>> sign contracts on behalf of OSGeo that stay within the parameters of the
>> budget (after any suitable legal review, etc).
>> I hope this helps clarify roles, and steps forward. If anyone thinks I'm
>> off base, or that we need some additional discussion around the proposed
>> process please let me know.
>> Best regards,
>> I set the clouds in motion - turn up | Frank Warmerdam,
>> warmerdam at pobox.com
>> light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
>> and watch the world go round - Rush | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
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