[Board] Heads-up: plans for OGC/OSGeo Board meetup

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Sep 3 13:00:10 PDT 2013

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for this update.  I have removed all of the other CC'd people for
now, as we discuss this in the Board.

To confirm, this is for Wed the 18th at 7pm (same time as the ice
breaker). ?

Board: can current members show if they are interested in attending this?

re: payment for the dinner: I still do not have signing privileges for
OSGeo (I believe it is Tyler and Daniel?).  I am not sure how the
payment would happen, or, even if all Board members approve the use of
funds for this.   Thoughts all?

re: number of people: it could be possible to have around 8 OSGeo Board
members present.  (if they didn't already buy ice breaker tickets)

AGI invite: makes sense to me, pending the OSGeo Board is interested in

My general thoughts are that it is important to bring together the OGC
and OSGeo.  I wonder if we should set aside a few tables at the ice
breaker, and mingle there together?  (I am hesitant to request funding
from the board for this, so maybe we could do it inside the ice breaker



On 2013-09-03 12:28 PM, Jeremy Morley wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have a meeting on Monday with the conference venue people for FOSS4G to
> confirm event plans. At present we have a reservation at 7pm for dinner
> for 30 people for the OGC / OSGeo meeting of the boards. The attached menu
> is the one for the dinner. At present the assumption is that payment for
> the dinner will be arranged between the two boards and will be separate
> from the conference itself.
> Can I check four things please:
> 1 that this is still going ahead;
> 2 that the arrangement is acceptable;
> 3 how many people are we expecting so we can adjust the booking if
> necessary (it doesn't have to be exact, but within 5 would help - 30
> sounds a little big at present possibly?)
> 4 the OGC have suggested that we invite representatives from the
> Association for Geographic Information (the AGI), the local UK GIS
> industry organisation. If there are no objections from OSGeo in the next
> day I'll extend that invite before the weekend. The AGI GeoCommunity
> conference closes at the end of the afternoon that day and has been
> designed to be back-to-back with FOSS4G.
> Regards,
> Jeremy
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> On 29/08/2013 19:34, "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>> Hi Board,
>> There are some back-channel talks going on regarding the idea of an
>> OGC/OSGeo Board meetup in Nottingham.  Please see the note from Jeremy
>> Morley below, who is trying to make this happen.
>> This is the latest info I have.  Note that it looks to be tentatively
>> the Wednesday night (18th), the same night as the ice-breaker.
>> Of course this is hard to plan as we don't even have the new OSGeo board
>> selected yet.
>> But this is a heads-up warning.   Maybe Jeremy can let us know of any
>> updates.
>> -jeff
>> On 2013-08-21 7:08 AM, Jeremy Morley wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> At present the plan is that the meeting of the boards is over dinner on
>>> Wednesday night, to be hosted at the Orchard Hotel's restaurant, right
>>> by
>>> the EMCC.  OGC were wondering about a drinks & nibbles reception as an
>>> alternative but I've not made that change so far.
>>> The OGC Board are having their main meeting on the Thursday, pretty much
>>> all day, nearby on Campus.
>>> Note that we have spare meeting room capacity to organise side meetings,
>>> such as for the OSGeo board, but some advance notice would help.
>>> Regards,
>>> Jeremy
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