[Board] [Marketing] Request for approval

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 18:41:35 PST 2017

Excellent, and you had communicated that on the SAC mailing list.

Can I please ask that someone from SAC (yourself?) join the marketing
committee for the purpose of reviewing the responses mid month. They can
step down after this activity is done of course :)
Jody Garnett

On 6 February 2017 at 17:44, Alex Mandel <tech at wildintellect.com> wrote:

> Ah, first I heard of this additional reserve. You are correct SAC has
> stated that we included the cost of hosting the new website in our existing
> 15k request (5k is the osgeo3 replacement which would be it's home), and
> little additional cost because we already host Drupal and can easily do
> WordPress. Now if the vendor comes back with something more exotic, we
> might have to talk again. As noted in previous conversations SAC would like
> to be involved in the technology side of the conversation to make sure it's
> something we can maintain.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> On 02/06/2017 09:28 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>> This 8k was "above and beyond" what was requested by the SAC committee.
>> During the budget meeting the board was unsure if the budget requested by
>> SAC took into account the website/branding refresh - out of caution we
>> allocated 8k in the event SAC needed the money to support the effort (with
>> additional T&M contract for example to work with selected vendor).
>> The budget requested by the SAC committee remains unaffected. Subsequent
>> email indicated that SAC was not concerned about any additional
>> website/branding refresh overhead (being happy to stand up drupal /
>> wordpress / whatever with budget requested).
>> Note the board has budgeted 15k for SAC:
>> - This is slightly more then the last years 13k as we are still assuming
>> additional effort will be required for the website/branding refresh
>> - Last year sac spent 6k, leaving 7k remaining.
>> - This should leave SAC with an additional 10k to work with over and above
>> last year).
>> Final reminder budget is our planning for the year, over the course of the
>> year a strategic change may change our plan. Last year we funded more code
>> sprints then expected, in part because they turned a profit allowing us to
>> run more code sprints, and in part because other committees were not
>> active.
>> Alex does the above make sense? I am happy to walk through the budget with
>> any committee chair who wants to; although i would like to wait for the
>> wiki to be updated (and don't have time to do that myself).
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
>> On 6 February 2017 at 08:02, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>
>> wrote:
>> Hmm, I thought we had submitted our budget for the year via Jody and
>>> Angelos?
>>> If you take away that money, it might mean no new server to host the new
>>> website this year.
>>> Apologies if I missed some official method I was supposed to follow for
>>> submitting our budget.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Alex
>>> Sac Committee
>>> On 02/06/2017 07:25 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>> So the only remaining questions are a) sponsorship b) making use of the
>>>> 8k
>>>> set aside because we had not yet heard from SAC.
>>>> --
>>>> Jody Garnett
>>>> On 6 February 2017 at 03:32, Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Just a quick note here:
>>>>> In the budget-specific board meeting it was agreed that the board or a
>>>>> committee cannot carry over budget from one year to another.
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> Angelos
>>>>> On 02/05/2017 09:28 PM, Marc VLOEMANS wrote:
>>>>> Dear Board,
>>>>> The Marketing Committee is currently  in the process of enlisting
>>>>> quotes
>>>>> for the OSGeo rebrand and website from various agencies that we have
>>>>> selected from the EoI. Due date for these quotes is 10 february 2017.
>>>>> After
>>>>> which we will to choose the agency that will carry out the work in
>>>>> order
>>>>> to
>>>>> have the project finished in time for FOSS4G2017.
>>>>> As we have understood, the Board has approved an initial 30K for this
>>>>> initiative. In order to arrive at the original budget request of 50K,
>>>>> we
>>>>> suggest to:
>>>>> - carry over the remaining 12K from the Marketing Budget 2016
>>>>> - assign the 8K as not required by the SAC to the Marketing Budget 2017
>>>>> Thus we arrive at a total of 50K as a maximum for the initiative.
>>>>> On behalf of the Marketing Committee I ask you for a formal apporval of
>>>>> the
>>>>> above.
>>>>> Kind regards,
>>>>> Marc Vloemans
>>>>> Mobile +31(0)651 844262
>>>>> LinkedIn: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/marcvloemans
>>>>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcvloemanshttp://www.slideshare.net/
>>>>> marcvloemans
>>>>> _______________________________________________
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>>>>> --
>>>>> Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
>>>>> OSGeo Charter Memberhttp://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos
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