[OSGeo-Conf] Analysing the downfall of FOSS4G 2011

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Aug 16 12:59:47 PDT 2012

Hi Paul,

It all comes down to the basic purpose of the FOSS4G event.  Is it a
revenue generator that in fact is the major source of revenue for OSGeo?
 Then for sure, I can see your points.  Is it to promote Open Source
geospatial around the world?  Then there is no doubt in my mind Charter
members should be involved in this decision.


On 12-08-16 4:45 PM, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Jeff,
> Your suggestion moves in the opposite direction Dave is proposing.
> Dave says the problem is that the conf. committee is relatively
> removed from the strategic concerns of the foundation (like financial
> issues) and that the board should take a stronger hand. Handing the
> decision to the charter membership moves the decision to a population
> even further removed from those issues than the conf. committee.
> P.

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