[Board] Fwd: Plans for OGC/OSGeo Board meetup

Peter Batty peter at ebatty.com
Wed Sep 11 06:53:02 PDT 2013


I would be interested in attending too, to help get a closer numerical
balance between the two teams :).

I am fine with paying my own way. I don't have strong views either way on
that topic either, but maybe lean slightly towards everyone paying their
own way.

Cheers,
    Peter.


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:18 AM, 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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