[Board] Heads-up: plans for OGC/OSGeo Board meetup
maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it
maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it
Thu Sep 12 00:21:21 PDT 2013
I'll attend, if possible.
Please let me know what I have to do to "register" for the dinner.
Obvioulsly I pay (to be frank my - not requested opinion - is that
everybody has to pay). For discussing with people it is not necessary
to have a dinner. A dinner is something more ...
Def. Quota Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>:
> Hi Suchith,
> I am glad you will be attending. I bet that most of the OSGeo Board
> members have no idea of the wonderful progress that the ICA-OSGeo Labs
> is making, especially the work that Luis at the OGC is making through
> his OGC Schools on github idea (I am happy that I got to hear him
> introduce this at the last meeting). Suchith I hope that you can talk
> more of this with the other Board members during this dinner.
> On 2013-09-10 10:18 AM, Suchith Anand wrote:
>> Hi Jeff,
>> I would also like to join this (and will pay my costs) as it will
>> be good opportunity to discuss and build more ideas and plans on
>> education synergies between OSGeo and OGC. As you know, through
>> the ICA-OSGeo Labs initiative , we are working with Luis (OGC) on
>> his excellent OGC Schools at GitHub idea. Many thanks.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
>> [mailto:board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jeff McKenna
>> Sent: 10 September 2013 14:07
>> To: osgeo-board List
>> Cc: Jeremy Morley
>> Subject: Re: [Board] Heads-up: plans for OGC/OSGeo Board meetup
>> 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?
>> 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, 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, 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 Edwards,
>>> OSGeo UK
>>> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM, Jeff McKenna
>>> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
>>> 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
>>> (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):
>>> 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.
>>> 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
>>> > 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
>>> > at the conference generally (their meeting is separate on the
>>> > and so they'd have to buy ice breaker tickets (as would you guys).
>>> > 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
>>> > 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
>>> > 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
>>> > the confirmed plan is. At present I will stick with the meal plan
>>> > 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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