[OSGeo-Conf] Analysing the downfall of FOSS4G 2011

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Aug 16 13:52:47 PDT 2012

Sorry Andrew, I don't want to leave you hanging for a response from me :)

You make great points.  If the community feels that FOSS4G management
should be a Board-level issue then I cannot argue with the community.


On 12-08-16 5:13 PM, Andrew Ross wrote:
> Jeff,
> For what it's worth - historically FOSS4G has been a source of revenue
> _and_ outreach, hasn't it? There's considerable evidence that a well run
> event drawing many people and excellent sponsors tends to be successful
> on both counts.
> A major conference like FOSS4G is a significant financial activity. One
> that carries considerable risk. One sentiment I've heard many times on
> lists and in person is that people are comfortable trusting the board to
> make the right decision for such matters. They elected them to do so.
> Andrew

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