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

Bob Basques bbasques at sharedgeo.org
Wed Aug 29 16:32:23 PDT 2012

Thanks Eli,

I did some looking on my own, and it looks like we're (I'm) out of the running, since my Non-profit is eligible on it's 
own to be a member.  I know the work items we wanted to work on our under the Non-Profit banner as well.  It doesn't 
look like that's the intent of the OSGEO individual memberships.


On 08/29/2012 06:28 PM, Eli Adam wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Bob Basques<bbasques at sharedgeo.org>  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.
> This thread at least has working links,
> http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-August/010034.html
>> 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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