[OSGeo-Conf] Minutes from today's meeting

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 15:18:40 PDT 2012

Thanks Andrew,
That is a good summary.

On 21/09/2012 7:48 AM, Andrew Ross wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Here are some brief minutes from today's meeting. Thank you to those 
> that attended. Please feel free to adjust or add to this as needed. 
> Thanks.
> Attendees:
>   Cameron Shorter
>   Steve Swazee
>   Jachym Cepicky
>   Vasile Craciunescu
>   Andrew Ross
> The meeting was called to discuss if there's a role beyond sponsoring 
> FOSS4G for LocationTech. As background, LocationTech is run by the 
> Eclipse Foundation's staff. They also organize EclipseCon & EclipseCon 
> Europe each year.
> Andrew was asked to explain what the Foundation is & does, what 
> LocationTech is, and his role. In short, it is a community of 
> communities and also a trade association with well established 
> governance rules for members. Andrew's job is to nurture the 
> ecosystem... help projects & member to grow their communities & 
> businesses.
> Andrew briefly summarized some of the ideas being discussed with the 
> FOSS4G 2013 team in Nottingham. Similar contact with the Minneapolis 
> team.
> Cameron shared he felt comfortable with the ideas that were proposed. 
> He noted that in 2009, SSSI members were also offered a discount in 
> exchange for helping to promote the event. Cameron added that a event 
> project manager would be a valuable service.
> Andrew shared that the conversations with Nottingham are on hold 
> pending the outcome of this discussion. As well, he noted that the LOC 
> felt it wasn't appropriate for them to set policy re: OSGeo & 
> LocationTech relations.
> Steve offered to provide a copy of the contract between GITA & OSGeo 
> for FOSS4G 2011. The team agreed this might be a very good starting 
> point.
> Cameron explained that FOSS4G income is vital to OSGeo.
> Andrew explained that there's an opportunity to partner together thus 
> go beyond a service contract. It has to make sense of course... no one 
> wants to force it.
> The next step is to use the Denver contract as a basis for a proposal.
> Regards,
> Andrew
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