[OSGeo-Conf] Conference policy

Dave McIlhagga dmcilhagga at dmsolutions.ca
Wed Jul 2 06:53:46 EDT 2008

+1 Dave

On 30-Jun-08, at 3:15 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:

> Ok, even though only 4 of the 15 conference committee members [1]  
> voted, all four votes were in favor of allowing third party OSGeo  
> branded events.
> With that established, the next step for the OSGeo conference  
> committee is to finalize a conference policy, that we can then  
> recommend to the Board.   I have combined Frank's recent  
> recommendations, as well as Markus' recent board meeting notes, into  
> a new succinct policy page [2].   I now call ALL conference  
> committee members to vote FOR or AGAINST this policy.  Again, since  
> this is not a specific vote for any specific event there should not  
> be anyone abstaining.  thank you.
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Official_OSGeo_Conference_Policy
> -jeff
> On 23-Jun-08, at 2:00 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Hello fellow committee members,
>> Regarding the hot topic of third party OSGeo branded events, it's  
>> clear that we as a committee have to propose some guidelines for  
>> this.  After a few weeks of discussions and giving people time to  
>> express their opinions, I think the time has come for the  
>> conference committee to act.  The first thing we must do is decide  
>> whether the conference committee supports such events.  So, I would  
>> ask that all committee members[1] publicly vote FOR (+1) or AGAINST  
>> (-1) third party OSGeo branded events.  Note that there should be  
>> nobody abstaining from voting, as this is not a specific vote for  
>> any specific event.  Our guidelines that we create will reflect the  
>> results of this vote.
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