[OSGeo-Conf] Analysing the downfall of FOSS4G 2011

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Aug 20 07:26:38 PDT 2012

On 12-08-20 10:54 AM, Steven Feldman wrote:
> Perhaps the solution to this discussion would be for the Conference team
> to continue to review the submissions for the international event (and
> possibly any regional events that seek financial support or that
> potentially clash with other events) and make a recommendation to the
> OSGeo Board for ratification. The board could provide guidance on any
> criteria (financial, location, experience) that they would like to see
> incorporated into the Conference group's recommendation.

Hello Steven,

In fact this is exactly how the Conference Committee has been operating
(reviewing submissions, making recommendation to Board).

I am hearing in this thread though that people want the Board to have
more say in this entire process.

Maybe the Board should be tasked with (re)defining a Conference
Committee "Terms of Reference".

It is indeed a good time to step back, take a breath, be proud of what
we accomplished, and make some changes for the future.


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