[Board] Welcome to the new Board members
raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Sat Oct 10 08:42:05 PDT 2015
My comments inline.
On 2015/10/01 8:16, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> - this brings us to the next meeting. Does anyone have a problem with
> the date of 15 October, for the first meeting, held on IRC in the
> #osgeo channel? (please contact me directly if you need help
> connecting to IRC)
> - that brings us to the task of picking a meeting time slot. This
> could be tricky as we are very spread out now (this is a great problem
> though!). Sanghee you will notice on the Board wiki that you are
> listed in the UK timezone ha, or should we list you in the Korean one?
> Here is a chart of all of the possible time options for that day the
> 15th  You can see that actually the best option might be at 14:00
> UTC, but that is a late 11:00pm in Osaka for Venka and an early 7:00am
> in the Victoria area for Jody. Can someone see a better option from
> that chart (easy on the red and yellow)? If yes please speak up.
11pm Japan time is OK for me.
> - there is already an agenda building for that first meeting. Note
> that since this is a new Board, the first item on the agenda will be
> for the OSGeo Board to name a president for 2015/2016 (each year the
> board must name the president for the upcoming year). I will of
> course stand for this again, excitingly, and I am very happy to
> continue in that role for 2015/2016; actually that would work well
> with my term on the board, which ends (or is up for renewal) in
> September of 2016. Because of this, this first meeting will not be
> chaired by me (this is from feedback I've received from board members
> in the past), and that we'll name that meeting chair at the beginning
> of that meeting, by naming the oldest person in the that meeting as
> the meeting chair (if I have this rule wrong, please speak up). But
> that is the initial plan.
> - the hot issue on the burner is really for the Board to agree on a
> liability agreement with the FOSS4G-Bonn committee, and I'll be
> following up on this shortly here (we already have a document draft,
> but some details need to be clarified). We really have no choice but
> to move fast on that as the Bonn team is in full preparations now.
> - before that first meeting, you might check the Board voting
> procedure, which is the usual "+1" "+0" "-1" that you are likely
> already used to, but it is good to review the exact rules. Also, after
> an IRC meeting, we will then vote by email on the mailing list on each
> motion. Sometimes, for time-sensitive issues, we may also not wait
> for the next meeting to make a motion (and any Board member can make a
> - I've also added an agenda item to pick 2 days for a Board
> face-to-face meeting soon. (do you have an agenda item to discuss?
> please add it to the meeting page)
> This is a long message I apologize. I encourage lots of talk, if you
> have questions let us/me know. And we have lots of experienced former
> Board members on this mailing list as well, so everyone can help you
> get comfortable.
> And thank you for your time and passion, the whole OSGeo community
> appreciates it. Talk soon,
>  http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/board_and_officers.html
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2015-10-15
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Voting_Procedure
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