[OSGeo-Board] ED Candidate at Face to Face, FOSS4G

Markus Neteler neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 09:53:30 PDT 2006

Frank, Board,

I am +1 on having the candidate present at the F2F meeting
and to take the necessary steps to make that possible (be partial
or full cost coverage).

I am also +1 to assign a travel budget to the ED position. Both may
be combined.


On 8/24/06, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> Our preferred ED candidate was not expecting to be able to attend FOSS4G
> due to time and financial considerations.
> I think it is very important for the candidate to attend the Face to Face
> meetings, and to be at the conference (at least part of it).   This
> ensures the board and the candidate can hammer out priorities, and
> a working relationship in person.  I think the hiring of the ED will also
> be a major announcement for OSGeo at the conference, and we want the
> candidate to be out "pressing the flesh", and being available as "a face
> of OSGeo" (not really *the* face, though like the main face).
> The ED position, to be effective, clearly needs a substantial travel
> budget as we noted in the San Rafael F2F.  I would like to propose that
> OSGeo cover travel, conference fees, and a hotel for said candidate to
> attend the F2F and conference out of this future travel budget.
> Are there are objections?  Will we need a formal motion for something
> like this?  I think it needs to be settled fairly soon or the costs
> may escalate.
> Best regards,
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