[OSGeo-Conf] Analysing the downfall of FOSS4G 2011

David William Bitner bitner at dbspatial.com
Thu Aug 16 13:10:05 PDT 2012

But whether it is a revenue generator or a liability is a fine line. It
isn't just the potential for revenue that has to be watched, but also the
potential liability. I trust that a much smaller group will be able to
weigh all those issues much more than feeling that each and every Charter
Member will have looked at all the budget sheets and plans and LOC
experience rather than just voting for the place they think would be
interesting to go to. I trust that it is the Board that who is ultimately
responsible for these things.

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
> wrote:

> 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.
> -jeff
> 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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