[Board] update on ICA relationship

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Oct 30 09:36:13 PDT 2015

Hi Maxi,

Maybe we can plan for a meeting between Menno-Jan and their board 
members, with OSGeo representatives.  It might be good to sit down 
(virtually, or in person) all together and see what makes sense for both 

In terms of this meeting, I called this meeting with Menno-Jan I believe 
last month, when I noticed a message on one of the mailing lists about 
the new ICA president.  I feel it is important take the time to manage 
these relationships.

I have no problem with planning a followup meeting to address all of 
your concerns.


On 2015-10-30 1:29 PM, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
> I think people are talking if g4a is a commitee of osegeo or not. But
> what ica think? Does ica think g4a is a committee of ica? How do they
> want to handle this partnership with osgeo?
> What id thei vision for the future? Improving numbers of labs, work on
> quality (sort of incubation for labs?)
> So what is the concrete ica point of view on g4a apart of sharing of
> principle of enabling gis to all the world?
> This is my question  maybe you addressed in your meeting.
> Maxi
> Il 30/Ott/2015 16:24, "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
> <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>> ha scritto:
>     Hi Maxi,
>     I think I did a good job of reporting the outcomes of that meeting,
>     in my message.  Was there a topic you wanted me to tackle?
>     Something missing in that report that you hoped to see me handle?
>     If yes, please let me know and I will ask Menno-Jan at our next meeting.
>     -jeff
>     On 2015-10-30 12:18 PM, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
>         Jeff
>         Could you report what was the outcomes? We have a discussion
>         running on
>         geo4all initiative and the vision of ICA is relevant i think.
>         Thanks
>         Maxi
>         Il 30/Ott/2015 15:16, "Jeff McKenna"
>         <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>         <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
>         <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>         <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>> ha scritto:
>              Hi Board, all,
>              This morning I had a video meeting with the new ICA
>         president, Prof
>              Menno-Jan Kraak[1].  We had planned this meeting, and we
>         had a good
>              long talk about the two foundations and how we can continue
>         working
>              together.  We plan to do this every 2 months, even if we
>         have no
>              updates for each other (in talking, we found out we share
>         so much in
>              common being the president of a foundation, and it is great
>         to speak
>              of issues that really only presidents or ex-presidents can
>              understand of).  I had a good laugh when he spoke of his daily
>              e-mail messages increasing by 90%, yes, welcome to the role ha.
>              We have circled a few events for 2016 where we will
>         hopefully sit
>              down together and talk face to face.
>              We of course spoke of the importance of GeoForAll to both
>         organizations.
>              I look forward to working with the ICA and Menno-Jan.
>              -jeff
>              [1] http://icaci.org/executive-committee/menno-jan-kraak/

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