[OSGeo-Conf] 2012 Final Step: Voting

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Sep 2 17:22:26 EDT 2011

Hi all,

After some discussion on IRC, let's keep the proposed plan for a revote. 
  If it is tied we will defer the decision to the Board.

Also, for the next RFP we will update the decision process to state that 
if there is a tie, that the Chair be given an extra half vote to decide.

The voting timeline is below.

Thanks for understanding.  My apologies to the Beijing and Prague teams.


On 11-09-02 4:36 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> 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.
> -jeff
>>> 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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