Bidder participation - was Re: [OSGeo-Conf] Call for Votes for Conference Name
adoyle at eogeo.org
Wed Nov 8 09:32:10 EST 2006
On Nov 8, 2006, at 09:16, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> I must admit that when I wrote that email I was assuming we would
> only count votes from registered conference committee members
> (http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Conference_Committee). But it
> seems there was confusion, so we will have to count votes from all
> list members.
> And then the plan is to take that result and propose it to the
> OSGeo board.
> Also, my opinion is that if you are placing a bid you cannot be a
> member of the conference committee for that year.
Putting on a conference is more work than many people think, and it's
not clear to me that it leads to any financial gain on the part of
the organizers, having seen the previous years go by.
Perhaps bidders should not participate in the actual choice of
winning bid, but we would be in a sad situation if all the people who
want to bid can't help with the rest of the work.
> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> Conference committee members, or osgeo members?
>> On 6-Nov-06, at 4:04 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>>> Lots of strong opinions, so we have no other choice than to hold
>>> a vote.
>>> Reminder: if you have not already done so, and are interested in
>>> being on the conference committee, please list your name on
>>> Please email me directly your vote for the conference name.
>>> Voting will close a week from today (http://www.timeanddate.com/
>>> Conference name:
>>> [ ] FOSS4G 2007
>>> [ ] OSGeo 2007
>>> [ ] Other
>>> If "Other" please specify:
>>> We'll do this first, and then worry about the domain name
>>> depending on the result.
>>> Jeff McKenna
>>> OSGeo VP Conferences
> Jeff McKenna
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