[OSGeo-Conf] Analysing the downfall of FOSS4G 2011

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Aug 16 13:32:05 PDT 2012

On 12-08-16 5:25 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi David,
> Here is what is running through my mind: relying on the Board to make
> the FOSS4G hosting decision currently means 8 people would decide (and
> 75% of them are NorthAmericans); I've always tried to make sure that the
> Conference Committee is global (usually 50% NorthAmerican or less) and
> we move the FOSS4G event around the world; Charter membership is
> extremely global (39% NorthAmerican).
> It is unfortunate that we may have to move all this conference-dev stuff
> to the Board I believe (even though I straddle both sides of this).  But
> I cannot argue with Dave's, your's, or Paul's statements, you all make
> great points.

Actually, I will respond to my own comments :) I've recently had some
off-list discussions with several key community members about Board
membership, and one idea is to have Local Chapter chairs as automatic
board members.  This would solve the global issue we have now, plus make
Local Chapters feel involved.  It could also work well with this
Board-deciding-FOSS4G-location movement.

Anyway, I'll go back to listening on this list, so please continue
discussions, at least you know I'm here :)


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