[Board] [OSGeo-Standards] Status of the 10 OGC slots for OSGeo members

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 16:17:54 PDT 2012

We are waiting on Arnulf to return from holidays.
I understand that Arnulf understands the history behind this, and I'm 
hoping he will be able to re-enlighten us.

On 30/08/2012 8:45 AM, Bob Basques wrote:
> I'm researching the requirements for use.  The OGC links I've seen in 
> this thread have all been broken, so I can't find anything that 
> describes eligibility. for an individual or a non profit.
> bobb
> On 08/29/2012 05:15 PM, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
>> At the board meeting last week, I won the job of defining our 
>> official process (align with Arnulf and Cameron) -- will likely get 
>> to it next week or so.
>> -mpg
>> On Aug 29, 2012, at 4:14 PM, Bob Basques<bbasques at sharedgeo.org>  wrote:
>>> All,
>>> Has any progress been made on this since this thread cooled off?
>>> bobb
>>> On 08/14/2012 05:55 PM, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
>>>> If I recall from my original thoughts on this…
>>>> * A Token Oversight and Allocation Committee (TOAC) would act on 
>>>> behalf of the OSGeo Board to track allocation, usage, and 
>>>> revocation of the tokens. The TOAC would consist of 2-3 folks, 
>>>> including at least one OSGeo board member and one OGC staff person. 
>>>> TOAC members to volunteer, and should have both OSGeo and OGC 
>>>> experience. OSGeo Board to appoint initial TOAC chair, etc, just 
>>>> like other osgeo committees operate.
>>>> * TOAC should rarely require any actual meetings; emails should 
>>>> suffice.
>>>> * Requests for tokens would be made by email, with an explanation 
>>>> of what the token would be used for and why OSGeo should care. TOAC 
>>>> should respond promptly to requests.
>>>> * Tokens would be allocated allocated for a fixed period of time 
>>>> (6-12 months?). After that period, the token holder would be 
>>>> required to report on his or her use of the token -- nothing 
>>>> onerous, just an email to the TOAC explaining what he is doing in 
>>>> OGC-land and why OSGeo should care.
>>>> * Renewals for tokens should be simple -- as long as no one else is 
>>>> waiting for a token, and as long as the token holder is reporting 
>>>> that he is doing Good and Useful Stuff, then another 6-12 months 
>>>> should be granted.
>>>> * Token requestors may be any OSGeo community member (need not be a 
>>>> Charter member or whatever).
>>>> * TOAC should report regularly (6-12 months) to OSGeo board and OGC 
>>>> mgmt on use of the tokens. Again, just a decent email would suffice.
>>>> * In the event of token demand exceeding token supply, the TOAC 
>>>> should arbitrate based on both (1) how long each token has been in 
>>>> use by one person and (2) hope valuable the usage of that token has 
>>>> been. TOAC to use a consensus-based approach, based on token usage 
>>>> supporting the goals of the foundation.
>>>> -mpg
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