[OSGeo-Conf] 2013 Letter of Intent Results

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 19:10:22 EDT 2012

For the record, I voted, but was considering not voting as I was so 
impressed with the quality of teams behind each submission that I was 
finding it difficult to rule one out.

For the people feeling pressured to resign, I'd be inclined to consider 
whether you do plan to contribute in a positive way to the committee in 
future. If yes, then please hang around. It is valuable to have a 
breadth of experience and mentorship available. Different people step up 
to different types of calls for help. Some will vote, others will step 
in and offer advice to upcoming conferences, etc. It is all valuable.

If other activities are now consuming your time, then thanks for your 
contributions to date, and maybe it is time to step aside. New blood is 
less likely to volunteer for a committee which has many more experienced 
people involved who don't need any help.

On 17/04/2012 4:20 AM, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Conference committee, submitters,
> Thanks for your patience,
> The letter-of-intent phase requested potential FOSS4G hosts to submit
> a short letter describing their location, committee and venue.
> Committee members are then asked to select *one* LOI they favor, and
> only hosts who garner support from two or more members move forward to
> the full proposal stage. This preliminary phase exists to ensure that
> sites that have very little support from the committee are not put
> through the full proposal process when they have essentially no chance
> of becoming the chosen site.
> In the interests of (partial) transparency, the results are:
> - Nottingham 4
> - Helsinki 2
> - Prague 1
> Nottingham and Helsinki are therefore invited to submit full proposals
> by the May 31, 2012 deadline. If you would prefer to withdraw and do
> not plan to submit a full proposal, please let me know as soon as
> possible.
> Astute observers will note that only half of the committee [1]
> participated in the process. I would like to respectfully invite those
> members who did not participate to tender their resignations so the
> committee can add new members who have the time to participate.
> Yours,
> Paul
> 2013 RFP Shepherd
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee#Current_Members
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