[OSGeo-Conf] Conference policy
arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Fri Jul 18 02:37:46 EDT 2008
Jeff McKenna wrote:
> I should also reiterate that the OSGeo board is meeting this Friday to
> discuss this policy, so it is important that we all agree on this as
> soon as possible. If you have read the modified policy and have no
> comments, please submit your vote (+1 or -1).
I don't think that this policy  addresses my initial concerns which
is why I cannot support it wholeheartedly. Additionally I think that the
policy is way too heavy on stressing what has to be done to carry the
OSGeo logo in good faith at a conference, booth, exhibition - whatever.
My concern was strictly focused on making business with the name OSGeo -
and especially *in the name of* OSGeo. I still believe that this is not
a good idea and I do not see it addressed in this policy at all -
edxcept in ways that will put us kin the same awkward situation that we
were in before we started out - namely that half the responsible people
abstain from voting because they might potentially have a conflict of
I think we must rework this policy before we make it official - the way
it sounds now it will scare away people who would otherwise have
presented OSGeo in good faith - with or without commercial interest. It
will also put quite a lot of additional load on the conference and board
Sorry that I seem to be incapable to communicate coherently.
> On 14-Jul-08, at 10:21 AM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> I have incorporated the various comments into the policy, which is now
>> located at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Official_OSGeo_Event_Policy
>> Again I ask all conference committee members to give it a review.
>> Thank you.
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