[OSGeo-Conf] Conference policy

Thierry Badard Thierry.Badard at scg.ulaval.ca
Thu Jul 3 18:06:09 EDT 2008

Markus Neteler a écrit :
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 10:48 PM, Arnulf Christl
> <arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, July 1, 2008 22:58, Dave Patton wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 8:15 PM, Jeff McKenna
>>> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>>>> I now call ALL conference committee members to vote FOR or AGAINST this
>>>> policy. http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Official_OSGeo_Conference_Policy
>>> I don't have a vote, but here are my comments:
>> Thank you for the input. I have a vote and think these are good
>> suggestions that we should either discuss some more or work into the
>> proposal.
> I also feel that the input should be integrated into the already good
> looking proposal as appropriate. IMHO we aren't far from concluding
> the Conference/Event policy document.
> Markus

Back from 15 days of holidays, I have just gone through the different 
emails and online documents/ressources. I am globaly OK with the policy 
but I also consider that the comments from Dave should be integrated 
into the document. My unique concern/question deals with how to assess 
in a objective fashion the different points mentioned in the policy. 
Indeed, how to assess how an event "contribute positively to the OSGeo 
Mission", "offer good value for money to paid participants" or "have a 
respectable infrastructure (materials, presentation, facilities, and 
instructors) of good quality" or "is managed by a person with enough 
qualifications", etc. So it is to my mind required to define a grid for 
objective evaluation of proposals or adopt a similar system than the one 
used in the selection process for the FOSS4G conference. Such a 
evaluation grid, if available and known, will also help event organisers 
in preparing their proposal/formal plan for submission to the community.


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