[OSGeo-Conf] Call for Vote: 2011 document ready for release

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 16:32:10 EDT 2010

Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Cameron, comments inline below:
> Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> A belated +1 from me. Sorry, I sometimes don't get to foss4g emails 
>> till the weekend. Some comments targeted for future releases, which 
>> need not go into the current RFQ:
>> * One of the issues we ran into with our 2009 PCO was their 
>> unwillingness to share documents under an Open Licence.
>> I think it is important to state our preference for tenderers who 
>> will use Open Sharing of all conference material generated, otherwise 
>> PCOs will not adhere to this criteria after they have secured the 
>> conference. (They have a lot of IP tied up in budgets and specific 
>> documents which they don't like sharing with competition)
> Very good point.  Do you suggest that we add this to the request for 
> hosting document, or do we make sure to relay this point to the 
> winning team, before they sign their PCO contract?

A Good PCO will embed themselves in the bidding team right at the start. 
(I understand that Lorenzo was approached by the 2010 PCO very early and 
before Lorenzo starting putting together a bid.)

So I do suggest that you put this into the RFP document, and email 
potential bidders letting them know about this preference.
>> * At FOSS4G 2011, I suggest that we invite potential bidders 2013 and 
>> maybe 2014 bidders to announce their interest to host a conference.
> Not a bad idea at all.  The winning 2012 team will be at FOSS4G2011 to 
> promote, so why not have the 2013 interested teams each do a 5 minute 
> or less pitch.
Make sure you relay the is request to Lorenzo to be incorporated into 
the foss4g program.
> -jeff
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