[Board] Plans for OGC/OSGeo Board meetup

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Sep 11 06:20:36 PDT 2013


Hey Jeff,

I can make it as well.

Wrt paying our own way or not, I don't have a strong preference, and would be okay with what the majority decides.

Best regards,
Bart

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Bart van den Eijnden
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On Sep 11, 2013, at 3:18 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:

> I hope all Board (and interested community) members can give their
> advice here on this Board mailing list today.
> 
> 13 OGC Board members, it is quite an opportunity.  So far I have the
> following confirmed from OSGeo for this dinner:
> 
> - Frank
> - Jachym
> - Anne
> - Ian
> - Suchith
> - myself
> 
> Note that we must each select our meal choices to Jeremy by Friday.
> 
> So maybe my original estimation of 8 from OSGeo is good for the reservation.
> 
> Should we just pay our own ways?
> 
> Looking for advice here.  (note that this meetup has bounced around on
> people's plates and finally fallen on my lap, with many sending direct
> messages to me, so please speak publicly, as I am getting swamped)
> 
> -jeff
> 
> 
> 
> On 2013-09-10 2:41 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Forwarding to OSGeo Board.  Board: we'll need to decide asap whether to
>> move forward, motion to approve use of funds, or not.
>> 
>> -jeff
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Plans for OGC/OSGeo Board meetup
>> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:26:18 +0100
>> From: Jeremy Morley <Jeremy.Morley at nottingham.ac.uk>
>> To: Debbie Greenslit <dgreenslit at opengeospatial.org>, Suchith Anand
>> <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>, Jeff McKenna
>> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>, Ian Edwards
>> <ian.edwards at metoffice.gov.uk>, Mark Iliffe <psxmi at nottingham.ac.uk>
>> CC: Denise McKenzie <dmckenzie at opengeospatial.org>, Steven Feldman
>> <steven at knowwhereconsulting.co.uk>, "Mark E. Reichardt"
>> <mreichardt at opengeospatial.org>
>> 
>> 
>> Dear all, (would Jeff mind please forwarding to the OSGeo Board list),
>> 
>> We're just over a week away from the joint OSGeo/OGC dinner. At present
>> the reservation is for 25 people - I understand that includes 13 from OGC
>> the last I heard.
>> 
>> The restaurant have asked that diners please choose their courses in
>> advance, to be returned to them on Friday. I've attached the menu to this
>> email.  Mark Iliffe (copied) will keep track and pass the list on to the
>> restaurant - please simply reply to him with your choices.
>> 
>> At the moment I've not specifically ordered drinks (water, wine, etc.)
>> given the mix of who's paying for what, but can do if asked.
>> 
>> 
>> Based on the list we can also resize the reservation.
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Jeremy
>> 
>> -- ------------------------------------------------------------ --
>> Jeremy Morley
>> Geospatial Science Theme Leader, Nottingham Geospatial Institute,
>> Triumph Road, University of Nottingham. NG7 2TU, United Kingdom.
>> Web:   http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ngi     Twitter: jeremy_morley
>> Tel.:  +44/0 115 84 68411
>> Email: jeremy.morley at nottingham.ac.uk
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 10/09/2013 14:06, "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Ian,
>>> 
>>> You are encouraged to join, thanks, it will be great to have you there.
>>> I can even see you leading some of this discussion, as I can tell that
>>> you have passion for the OGC relationship. Please come along.
>>> 
>>> Also Arnulf, can you make it to this on Wednesday night?
>>> 
>>> -jeff
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 2013-09-10 9:58 AM, Ian Edwards wrote:
>>>> Hi Jeff,
>>>> 
>>>> Assuming I can solicit an invitation... I would like to join you at the
>>>> joint OSGeo/OGC dinner (paying my own way of course).
>>>> 
>>>> The conference falls at an ideal time to reflect on OGC's Ideas4OGC
>>>> process[1], and I have a strong feeling that there are opportunities to
>>>> build on our 2008 MoU to the benefit of both communities.
>>>> 
>>>> We have a place holder for a BoF session early on Friday 20th to get
>>>> more open discussion and feedback[2], but one of the outcomes from
>>>> Wednesday evening may be that we would like to make use of other
>>>> opportunities during the FOSS4G week.
>>>> 
>>>> Many thanks,
>>>> 
>>>> Ian
>>>> 
>>>> Ian Edwards,
>>>> OSGeo UK
>>>> 
>>>> [1] http://external.opengeospatial.org/twiki_public/Ideas4OGC/LeaderShip
>>>> [2] 
>>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2013_BirdsOfAFeather#OGC.2FOSGeo_meet_u
>>>> p
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM, Jeff McKenna
>>>> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>    Hi Jeremy, Board,
>>>> 
>>>>    Oh ok, I didn't know that you are not on the Board list.
>>>> 
>>>>    I myself don't have a ticket for the ice breaker, so I am confirmed.
>>>>    Including Daniel and Frank (emailed me directly), we'll likely have
>>>>    between 4 and 8 OSGeo Board members there.  I also want to include
>>>>    Arnulf, who has been a constant driving force between uniting
>>>> OGC-OSGeo.
>>>>    (Jachym, I'm not forgetting your potential inclusion either)
>>>> 
>>>>    I would say to reserve a table for 20 (12 OGC Board members, plus
>>>>    roughly 8 OSGeo reps).
>>>> 
>>>>    I would then estimate a cost of roughly 35pounds each (inc a drink,
>>>> and
>>>>    tip), which would mean approx 1100 USD (or 550 USD each for OSGeo
>>>> and
>>>>    the OGC).
>>>> 
>>>>    If the Board is interested, I would make a motion to approve the
>>>> use of
>>>>    $550 maximum for an OGC-OSGeo meetup.
>>>> 
>>>>    General reaction by the Board?
>>>> 
>>>>    As Daniel pointed out, there is already an OGC-OSGeo meetup planned
>>>> for
>>>>    Friday morning (I was already confirmed for attending that):
>>>> 
>>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2013_BirdsOfAFeather#OGC.2FOSGeo_meet_u
>>>> p
>>>>     It could be that the OSGeo Board decides as a group to attend
>>>> that, and
>>>>    not set aside funding for a separate meetup.
>>>> 
>>>>    Speak up as Jeremy needs our thoughts now.
>>>> 
>>>>    -jeff
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>    On 2013-09-03 8:21 PM, Jeremy Morley wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Jeff,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Note that I'm not on the board mailing list so it may be only you
>>>>    who saw
>>>>> the original email - it may be useful to be able to post to the
>>>>    list for
>>>>> this conversation, otherwise please relay my messages.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Anyway, yes, the current plan is that there's this relatively
>>>> formal
>>>>> get-together with the OGC board (12 of them, I think) at 7pm on
>>>> the
>>>>> Wednesday (18th) as a dinner in the hotel restaurant. The cost is
>>>>    £24/head
>>>>> for the three course meal, drinks additional, but including VAT
>>>>    (our sales
>>>>> tax).
>>>>> 
>>>>> There is the FOSS4G ice breaker at the same time - I don't know
>>>>    (meaning I
>>>>> don't know, rather than "I don't think it is") if this is the sort
>>>>    of the
>>>>> thing the OGC Board would want to attend. The OGC guys aren't
>>>>    registered
>>>>> at the conference generally (their meeting is separate on the
>>>>    Thursday)
>>>>> and so they'd have to buy ice breaker tickets (as would you guys).
>>>>    There
>>>>> was also some suggestion of a half-way house of a drinks reception
>>>>    for the
>>>>> two (or three including AGI) groups.
>>>>> 
>>>>> In the end I'm pretty neutral about this. It seems to me that for
>>>>    a formal
>>>>> "meeting of minds" such as this it does really need to be done in
>>>>    a more
>>>>> private space than the ice breaker to allow discussion to properly
>>>>    happen.
>>>>> The aim isn't just to party together is it? This seems to be the
>>>>    sort of
>>>>> thing that board members of organisations are there for, for
>>>>    diplomatic
>>>>> talks with other organisations. It may therefore be something that
>>>>    one or
>>>>> both organisations or else their representative members have to
>>>>    stump up
>>>>> for - we may be able to find a cheaper menu if that's the problem.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Still, that's just my view.  The bottom line is that the EMCC
>>>> event
>>>>> manager and I are running through all the bookings to confirm
>>>>    orders on
>>>>> Monday morning (British Summer Time) and I'll need to know by then
>>>>    what
>>>>> the confirmed plan is. At present I will stick with the meal plan
>>>>    unless
>>>>> told explicitly not to go ahead. I also need to have a reasonably
>>>> good
>>>>> handle on the numbers attending too, please.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> With regards, thanks, and some trepidation at the nearness of it
>>>> all,
>>>>> Jeremy
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
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