[OSGeo-Conf] 2011 Discussion

Thierry Badard Thierry.Badard at scg.ulaval.ca
Mon Apr 20 17:35:22 EDT 2009

Jeff McKenna a écrit :
> OSGeo Conference Committee members,
> I haven't seen any other discussions, or modifications to the 2011 Wiki 
> page, since I suggested that we hold a vote to determine what changes 
> (if any) are required for 2011.  So I will continue on with the plan.
> Please vote on one of the 4 options for 2011, as outlined on the 2011 
> Wiki page[1]:
>   A. Modified Status Quo
>   B. Two Track Strategy
>   C. Both Annual and Regional Events in Same Year
>   D. No changes to the Existing Process
> If the successful option requires changes to the FOSS4G hosting process, 
> the changes will be brought to the OSGeo Board for approval.  Voting can 
> occur for one week, until the end of the 21st.
> For those wondering who is currently on the OSGeo Conference Committee, 
> please see the associated Wiki page[2].
> I'll start with posting my vote:
>   B. Two Track Strategy
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Reboot_2011
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee
> -jeff

Glurps! What a suspens, # of votes for options A and B are very close 
:-) ...

In my opinion, I also feel that change is needed in our process. Options 
A and B present both pros and cons and it has been very hard for me to 
choose between these two options. I will finally adopt a conservative 
approach and I will vote for option A. Holding an international event 
every year is to my mind an important point for OSGeo to preserve but I 
really like the proposal of Gavin and the additional rule provided by 
Daniel. I am in favor to encourage local chapters (or a group of local 
chapters) to hold one OSGeo event in conformance with the Official OSGeo 
Event Policy (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Official_OSGeo_Event_Policy).

So, to sum up: +1 for option A.



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