[OSGeo-Conf] Minutes from today's meeting

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 06:59:37 PDT 2012

Also thank you for the summary

I would like to add, that the next year (2013), there is FOSS4G-CEE
going to be organized by Vasile Craciunescu and his team and if there is
place for co-work, they will see.

But for the next years (2014), strong call for FOSS4G-E was vibrating in
Prague and I think, that would be nice time to go on.

I personally liked the proposal, Andrew have made, sounds good and
reasonable to me. Both communities could profit from the cooperation. Of
course division of roles, profits, ... will have to be defined.


Dne 20.9.2012 23:48, Andrew Ross napsal(a):
> 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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Jachym Cepicky
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