[OSGeo-Conf] 2012 Final Step: Voting

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sat Sep 10 12:15:11 EDT 2011

Still awaiting re-votes from Helena, Markus, and Venka.  News shortly!!


On 11-09-02 6:22 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> 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.
> -jeff
> 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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