[OSGeo-Conf] Conference policy

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Mon Jul 14 12:28:14 EDT 2008

I've altered the terms of the agreement. Pray I do not alter them further.

See the page, applying the conceptual goals to all events, but the
bureaucratic approval process to only 3rd party events.


On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Jason Birch wrote:
>> I'm not on the committee, but this modified page seems a bit broad.  I'd
>> hate to see this accepted without some definition of "event".
>> For instance, do local chapter meetings count as events?  How about
>> ad-hoc code sprints?
>>  I'm all for protecting the brand, but am worried that this level of
>> overhead and lack of clarity will stifle the independent spirit that has
>> provided many of the "wins" for OSGeo.
> Folks,
> I agree with Jason.  The policy explicitly states that it applies to
> events hosted by OSGeo chapters or "any other event that uses the OSGeo
> name".  I think this is far too broad.  At the very least we need to
> accept that local chapters can hold events in the OSGeo name without
> waiting for approval from the board of directors.
> Also, if the GDAL dev team wants to hold an "OSGeo GDAL Code Sprint"
> somewhere, there is no reason this should be subject to the stated policy.
> I think the policy should be changed restricted to "paid attendance" events
> held in the name of OSGeo, and subject to the Conference Committee including
> FOSS4G, and 3rd party operated conference events.
> I'm -1 on the policy as stated due to it's "too broad" application.
> Best regards,
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