[Board] division of responsibilities between marketing and board committees

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 13:36:03 PDT 2016

Jody, board,
I am personally stretched beyond the amount of amount of volunteer time 
I am able to contribute, and I have not been contributing to the 
marketing committee.

With the marketing committee previously all but collapsed, I don't have 
the time or inclination to carry the committee on my own. My feeling is 
that if there isn't enough volunteer interest to step up to the 
committee, then maybe it isn't important enough to the community.

This might be changing with recent interest shown by Marc and Nicolas. 
I'd be interested to hear their thoughts.

To make it clear, I'm hereby stepping down as OSGeo Marketing Committee 
chair - although I'm willing to act as a committee member and support 
someone else who steps up.

Warm regards, Cameron

On 26/04/2016 7:27 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
> We have had a number of recent motions MOT3 and MOT4 where the board 
> has consistently responded with a question - do we make this decision 
> or does the marketing committee?
> Cameron (as marketing committee chair) has been consistent in asking 
> these requests be channeled through the marketing committee.
> There was some concern about the effectiveness of USB sticks for 
> outreach. These questions can be better answered by the marketing 
> committee - which interested parties can of course join.
> Cameron would it be possible to update the marketing committee wiki 
> page <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marketing_Committee> to reflect the 
> 2016 budget. Helena is also reaching out to the committee with respect 
> to a presense at foss4gna where a booth has been secured (along with 
> some conference passes).
> --
> Jody Garnett
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Cameron Shorter,
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