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

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Sep 4 07:04:07 PDT 2013

forwarding a response from Jeremy to Daniel earlier today...

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Subject: Re: [Board] Heads-up: plans for OGC/OSGeo Board meetup
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 07:29:42 +0100
From: Jeremy Morley <Jeremy.Morley at nottingham.ac.uk>
To: Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com>, McKenna Jeff
<jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
CC: board at lists.osgeo.org <board at lists.osgeo.org>

All good alternatives, Daniel, but the OGC are starting their board
meeting first thing on Thursday, and many of them leave that afternoon
(their meeting closes about 4pm). We could ask them to set aside agenda
time for you guys to come in and meet & discuss with them, but I suspect
the time would be more limited than a Weds evening event,

Sorry this is awkward but it seems to be the best timing. However a
lighter weight reception slightly earlier (but after the workshops
finish) might allow folk to get to the ice breaker not too late. Again,
up to you all.


Jeremy Morley
Theme Leader, Geospatial Science
Nottingham Geospatial Institute, Triumph Road,
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. NG14 5BQ
jeremy.morley at nottingham.ac.uk
Work tel.: +44 115 84 68411

On 4 Sep 2013, at 03:01, "Daniel Morissette" <dmorissette at mapgears.com>

> On 13-09-03 4:00 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> 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
>> instead?)
> I am already signed up for the Ice Breaker, so my personal preference 
> would be to avoid planning a conflicting activity, but that's only a 
> selfish preference and I will make the meeting if everybody else goes.
> With respect to payment, if the board approves the expense then I can 
> handle the technicalities (but that would require a board decision 
> first, and there should be a set limit on the expense).
> Will the OGC board members still be around on Thursday the 19th? The 
> plenary only starts at 10am (see 
> http://2013.foss4g.org/conf/programme/daily/1/), so perhaps we could 
> meet for breakfast, or even in a corner of the conference center's 
> plenary room or registration area?
> Another option could be to hold an OGC/OSGeo BOF where all board members 
> from both parties are encouraged to participate (assuming OGC board 
> members are still around), and then that would have the added benefit of 
> being more inclusive and community members could also participate, not 
> just the boards. Actually, I see that there is already an "OGC/OSGeo 
> meetup" planned for the 20th:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2013_BirdsOfAFeather#OGC.2FOSGeo_meet_up
> -- 
> Daniel Morissette
> http://www.mapgears.com/
> Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000
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