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

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 08:28:50 PDT 2015

Sadly I am unavailable on such short notice.

Jody Garnett

On 20 October 2015 at 05:15, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>

> 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 like:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2015&month=10&day=24&hour=14&min=0&sec=0%2015.00UTC
> -jeff
> 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*
>>     Professore SUPSI in ingegneria Geomatica
>>     Responsabile settore Geomatica
>>     Istituto scienze della Terra
>>     Dipartimento ambiente costruzione e design
>>     Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana
>>     Campus Trevano, CH - 6952 Canobbio
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>>     Fax +41 (0)58 666 62 09 <tel:%2B41%20%280%2958%20666%2062%2009>____
>>     massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch <mailto:massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>
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