[Board] [OSGeo-Discuss] Discussion for Motion: Committee bi-monthly reports

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Oct 20 05:15:37 PDT 2015

For the record I think we had a wonderful past board meeting, even 
though we went slower and it lasted for 2 hours (but this was 
planned/agreed, not by accident, as we have new board members 
adjusting).  We also made it through every item on the agenda, which is 
not normal for board meetings.  We should now go back to the one hour 
meeting, and leave the remaining agenda items for mailing list 
discussion.  I also think we should hold a followup "orientation" board 
meeting (can be attended by all) to answer questions and give back story 
to many existing board issues.  What about this Saturday?  Something 


On 2015-10-19 8:13 PM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Many of our groups vary in activity, the project officers and committee
> chairs are available at the boards request (always have been). By the
> same token the OSGeo board is available if a committee or project PSC
> needs help ... they just add an agenda topic to the meeting.
> Please do not feel as a board member that you have to be across all the
> mailing lists.
> I think we had a rough ride this last meeting with a few topics added at
> the last moment without adequate communication on the mailing list. Both
> topics went back to the mailing list. I know I always feel terrible as
> incubation officer when I am not organized enough to present a topic to
> the board - I assume other representatives are similarly motivated not
> to let their "team" down.
> Aside: If we are going to ask anyone to write a report I would rather do
> so to communicate with the membership / outreach (as per OSGeo Journal).
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 19 October 2015 at 06:57, Massimiliano Cannata
> <massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch <mailto:massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>>
> wrote:
>     Dear Broad,
>     I was discussing this idea with Jachym and Venka some time ago and
>     now I would like to make my motion to the board in the next meeting,
>     so I want to start this discussion.
>     Board members cannot be subscribed to all the existing mailing lists
>     and be informed on every things is going on but to take some
>     decision a wide overview is required. At the same time committee's
>     chair has the role of leading the work group and organize discussions.
>     So the motion I would like to do is:
>     "Every committee chair have to report the main activities and
>     actions to the board at least every two months. The non submission
>     of two consecutive reports is an index of committee inactivity and
>     lead to the board discussion on need of replacing the chair and
>     verify if the committee has still sense or shall be withdrawn."
>     Please add your comments before of the next board meeting.
>     Best,
>     Maxi
>     --
>     *Massimiliano Cannata*
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