[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] Motion: Authorizing FOSS4G NA 2013 Agreement

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Aug 21 10:04:23 PDT 2012


Sorry, I seem to have missed that - I just reviewed the other documents.

I hearby withdraw my motion.  Daniel, would you be willing to reissue
a corrected motion we can vote on?

Sorry for the mixup.

Best regards,

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Daniel Morissette
<dmorissette at mapgears.com> wrote:
> Frank,
> Shouldn't the motion also include the agreement between OSGeo and the Twin
> Cities chapter with respect to defining each other's responsibilities and
> the split of the profits?
> i.e. From http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-August/010047.html
> ---------------------- Agreement between OSGeo and Twin Cities Local
> Chapter ----------------------------------------
> With reference to Board Resolution accepting the Services Agreement between
> OSGeo and SharedGeo, the OSGeo Board establishes a relationship with the
> OSGeo Twin Cities Local Chapter to create the Local Organizing Committee
> for the planning and running of the Free and Open Source Software for
> Geospatial North America Conference (FOSS4G NA) 2013 Conference to be held
> in Minneapolis, MN May 22-24 2013.
> As part of this relationship, the Twin Cities Local Chapter agrees to:
>    1. Establish a Local Organizing Committee (LOC). This committee shall
>    fulfill all roles within the Services Agreement assigned to "The
>    Committee". Specifically this encompasses all activities in the Services
>    Agreement Section II.A other than "filing of any required post event
>    Federal and State income tax returns".
>    2. Establish a Conference Chair.
>    3. Establish a Program Committee that responds to the Chair and the LOC
>    and tries to represent the broader North American OSGeo interests.
>    4. Establish an Executive Committee made up of the Conference Chair, the
>    Conference Venue Chair, a representative from SharedGeo, and a
>    representative from the OSGeo Board of Directors. No expenditures outside
>    of the budget or changes to the budget are to be made without full
>    consensus by this Executive Committee
>    5. Communicate all major developments with regards to the conference
>    with the OSGeo Conference Committee and OSGeo Board of Directors.
> The OSGeo Board agrees to:
>    1. Provide an OSGeo representative to sit on the Local Organizing
>    Committee
>    2. Provide oversight over the budget through filling a seat on the
>    Conference Executive Committee
>    3. Earmark a minimum of 50% of net conference profits for future FOSS4G
>    North America events (excluding the main FOSS4G international event).
>    4. File any required post event Federal and State income tax returns.
> On 12-08-21 2:09 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Motion: The board hereby authorizes Daniel Morissette to sign the draft
>> services agreement with SharedGeo (linked) and authorizes the operation
>> of the FOSS4G NA 2013 conference under the budget (linked).
>> Agreement:
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/attachments/20120820/110f4c7b/attachment-0001.doc
>> Budget:
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/attachments/20120820/110f4c7b/attachment-0001.pdf
>> +1 Frank
>> ---
>> Folks,
>> I have reviewed the agreement with SharedGeo and the proposed budget
>> and everything seems reasonable.  We will need *every board member* to
>> clearly vote in support of this motion if we want to pass it by email.
>> I would note that the last board already passed a motion in support
>> of this arrangement pending working out details so I'd prefer that
>> this time sensitive item not be taken as the time to rehash whether
>> or not OSGeo wants to be involved in FOSS4G NA.  We can certainly have
>> that discussion as we try to form a longer term strategy.
>> Best regards,
> --
> Daniel Morissette
> http://www.mapgears.com/
> Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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