[OSGeo-Conf] 2012 Final Step: Voting

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Sep 2 15:36:57 EDT 2011

Thank you to all committee members, all the votes are now received. 
Unfortunately, the result is an exact tie: 7 votes for Beijing and 7 
votes for Prague.

There is no choice now but to open the discussion/question period again 
(in fact from reading the submitted votes, the few public votes and vote 
explanations played a large part in several decisions).  So now the 
schedule is:

   Additional Question period: now to Tuesday 6th
   Final Voting:               7th-9th

Finally, I ask that your vote remain private (there was a long 
discussion on this years ago here and the overwhelming decision was to 
keep these private), but do share your questions and thoughts on this 
mailing list for everyone.

I am sorry to not be able to announce this today, I was really hoping we 
could.  Downside of this: even less time for the winning team to put 
together a presentation for the final Denver plenary.


>> On 11-08-29 5:02 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>>> Thank you to both teams for answering the OSGeo Conference Committee's
>>> questions regarding the proposals.
>>> I would ask that all OSGeo Conference Committee members email me their
>>> selection privately for 2012: "Beijing" or "Prague" - please email me
>>> before the end of your Thursday (Sept 1st) day. If there is a majority
>>> in the voting results, we'll announce the winner on Friday. Hopefully
>>> this still gives the winner some time to prepare a short 'invitation'
>>> presentation for the 10 minute slot in the closing plenary in Denver on
>>> September 16th (see Day 5: 3:30pm-3:40pm
>>> http://2011.foss4g.org/program/session-schedule).
>>> Background info:
>>> - proposals: http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp
>>> - OSGeo Committee Members:
>>> Thierry Badard
>>> Arnulf Christl
>>> Gavin Fleming
>>> Steve Lime
>>> Dave McIlhagga
>>> Helena Mitasova
>>> Markus Neteler
>>> Claude Philipona
>>> Venkatesh Raghavan
>>> Paul Ramsey
>>> Cameron Shorter
>>> Frank Warmerdam
>>> Lorenzo Becchi
>>> Jeff McKenna
>>> (I've already discussed with Peter Batty about his involvement in this
>>> committee after Denver)
>>> Thanks everyone, this is exciting!
>>> -jeff

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