[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] FOSS4G 2013 RFP Result

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Jun 18 10:44:26 PDT 2012

We are very  happy to have FOSS4G in the UK in 2013. We will not be running OSGIS that year, so that all our efforts are focussed on the success of FOSS4G 2013.


From: board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of nicolas bozon [nicolas.bozon at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 5:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [Board] [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2013 RFP Result

Thanks Paul for relaying that important decision.

And Congrats to the UK local chapter !

By the way, would that mean that FOSS4G 2013 would replace OSGIS 2013 ?

Thanks for your lights



2012/6/18 Peter Batty <peter at ebatty.com<mailto:peter at ebatty.com>>
Hi, I would like to reiterate Paul's sentiments and congratulate both teams on excellent bids, it was a tough decision for the committee to make. With the Denver bid we weren't selected first time round either, but we made it at the second attempt, so I do encourage the Finnish team to bid again in future. And congratulations to the UK team, I look forward to a FOSS4G in my home country :).


On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Pekka Sarkola <pekka.sarkola at gispo.fi<mailto:pekka.sarkola at gispo.fi>> wrote:

Well, it has been looooong morning here in Helsinki ;-)

Thanks for everybody! Just now it's difficult to be good looser. Maybe
someday I will learn to be.


ps. Can't wait cheaper beers in Nottingham: in Finland Open Source events
have free beers...

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Subject: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2013 RFP Result

Conference Committee, Bidders,

Good morning (PDT). The results have been tabulated, and every member of the
committee has voted (yay).

Many thanks to both teams for bidding. Many of the members commented on the
difficulty in selecting a bid, given the quality and attention to detail in
both bids.

The voting results are

Nottingham 8
Helsinki 2

So, FOSS4G 2013 will be in Nottingham, UK.

To the Nottingham team:

- The sooner you can carve your dates into stone, the better for promotion
and planning
- Remember that you will have to submit a budget to the Board for approval,
and the "Official, Really for Reals Acceptance" of your bid is contingent on
the Board formally accepting your budget and bid.
Let's move that process forward briskly.

To the Helsinki team:

- You had a great bid and a wonderful venue and plan, I hope you'll consider
bringing your preparations and research to hosting an EU Regional event for

Thanks again to everyone,

your 2013 RFP bid guy
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