[Board] F2F meeting request

Peter Batty peter at ebatty.com
Tue Dec 13 07:47:57 PST 2011


February 3-5 looks good for me too. I would probably need to fly home on
the afternoon of the 5th.

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 7:50 AM, Seven (aka Arnulf) <seven at arnulf.us> wrote:

> Board,
> between 3rd and 5th of February could be a perfect fit for me as I am
> about to book flights to and from Vancouver during that time and could
> still shift schedules slightly. Earlier is not possible because I will
> be in South America from December 28th and all of January. On 1. of Feb.
> I will fly to Vancouver and could stay until the 5th (Sun. that weekend)
> for an f2f meeting (there or in Seattle). That would be right before the
> IslandWood code sprint.
>
> After that I will be in Calgary on March 5th and plan to go back to
> Germany but could also go elsewhere in NA on my way back. I have to be
> back in Germany on the 19th when FOSSGIS starts.
>
> Jeff,
> if you are at home between March 4th and 8th I might come over for a few
> days and then fly via Reykjavik to Germany with Iceland Air.
>
> Cheers,
> Arnulf
>
> On 12/13/2011 11:19 AM, Jo Cook wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > A weekend would be better for me, and in terms of booking flights from
> > the UK it would be good to get a date asap so I can get the best deal.
> > It's looking like around £550 return at the moment for flights in
> > January, including my train ticket to get down to Heathrow, according to
> > dear old skyscanner.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Jo
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 8:06 PM, Michael P. Gerlek <mpg at flaxen.com
> > <mailto:mpg at flaxen.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Scheduling it over a weekend would be fine with me, I sure we could
> >     arrange something.
> >
> >     _mpg
> >
> >
> >     -----Original Message-----
> >     From: fwarmerdam at gmail.com <mailto:fwarmerdam at gmail.com>
> >     [mailto:fwarmerdam at gmail.com <mailto:fwarmerdam at gmail.com>] On
> >     Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
> >     Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 11:46 AM
> >     To: mpg at flaxen.com <mailto:mpg at flaxen.com>
> >     Cc: board at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:board at lists.osgeo.org>
> >     Subject: Re: [Board] F2F meeting request
> >
> >     On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Michael P. Gerlek <mpg at flaxen.com
> >     <mailto:mpg at flaxen.com>> wrote:
> >     > Having voted down Mark's motion, I feel we need to quickly provide
> >     the support and backing required to resolve the question of the NA
> >     chapter and conference.  And I continue to think a f2f meeting of
> >     the board, as discussed at our meeting in Denver, would resolve this
> >     and some of the other long-term issues we have.
> >
> >     Michael,
> >
> >     Somewhat like Daniel, I think the NA chapter community needs to gel
> >     a bit and self-clarify before it is approved as a chapter.  I don't
> >     see that the board has a large role in this.
> >
> >     There is certainly an outstanding question whether we want a NA
> >     conference to be an act of OSGeo global or a more locally organized
> >     event and to some extent this is something the board needs to decide.
> >     I'm personally in favor of it organizing locally rather than being a
> >     direct act of the board or conference committee.
> >
> >
> >     > I propose two days during the week of January 23rd, using a hotel
> >     at the Seattle airport as the venue.
> >
> >     I'm afraid I do not have any vacation days available for such a
> >     meeting, and if I did, I'd be holding them for vacationing with my
> >     children.
> >
> >     I still feel we haven't exhausted less demanding means of working
> >     through some issues and I suspect some issues are not going to ever
> >     achieve a strong consensus.
> >
> >     I know some board members feel we need to dig deep and come up with
> >     a common understanding of where OSGeo is going.  I don't actually
> >     feel this is necessary and to a large extent I feel that OSGeo will
> >     be the sum of what it's devotees make it by pursuering their
> passions.
> >
> >     That said, I would like us to consider where we can apply the modest
> >     capacity of the foundation (primarily finanical) to support efforts
> >     that are of particular strategic value.
> >
> >     For me, three forks along this line that might be useful are:
> >
> >     1) Providing support for folks to speak on behalf of the foundation
> >     at events of various kinds.  Roughly this is the ambassadorial role.
> >      We are certainly dependent on volunteers to actually fill this sort
> >     of role effectively.
> >
> >     2) Providing support for marketing efforts.  Mostly I see this as
> >     funding production and provision of materials including flyers, live
> >     DVDs and such for chapters to offer.
> >     This would be under the administration of the marketting committee.
> >
> >     3) Direct support of packaging the OSGeo suite for strategic
> >     platforms.  To me the best leverage for this is the OSGeo4W package
> >     and I would love to see something similar for the Mac.  I would like
> >     to be able to provide modest financial support for a paid
> >     integrator/tester/packager/documenter to push OSGeo4W forward.
> >
> >     Best regards,
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