[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G Discount for Charter Members proposal
daniel at georepublic.de
Wed Aug 13 08:59:40 PDT 2014
I like the model of the international SotM:
Get the "community ticket" when you attend as a mapper, pay for the
"business ticket" when your company/university pays you to attend the
The difference in the price for SotM is huge, so business tickets support
the conference, and community tickets make sure that the costs/attendant
All you need to become a mapper is to have an OSM ID, so what's the point
to pay for the business ticket?
Well, with the community ticket your conference badge will show only your
name and OSGeo username. Only with a business ticket the company name is
visible on the badge.
I think this is smart and for SotM it works very well and financially
allows every mapper to attend the conference.
On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
> Hi David, Gérald, all,
> I am in support of this (if you view 'history' on the page you can see my
> edits). When Gérald approached me with this, I was impressed with his
> vision, and that he is willing to champion such a change.
> Times have changed, since the foundation has formed in 2006 until now; we
> now have a huge strong base of Charter members located across the globe,
> and we really aren't leveraging them, or giving them any benefit to being a
> Charter Member.
> To me, this is more about the first paragraph in Gérald's proposal, that
> FOSS4G is more about the 'meeting of the tribes', and the 'tribe' is in
> fact Charter Members, so let us make sure that we help the tribe to attend
> the main FOSS4G event.
> Of course this really depends on what the OSGeo Conference Committee
> thinks, if they agree to this or not, or agree to some form of this, or
> not. And then it must be brought to the new Board likely, in September.
> But I agree with Gérald, helping Charter Members attend our FOSS4G event
> should be a priority (and it is worth it, in my mind, in terms of any
> issues with any 'bottom line').
> On 2014-08-13 10:50 AM, David William Bitner wrote:
>> From the beginning of the foundation, one of the main tenants of
>> membership was that the only additional benefit to Charter Membership
>> was the ability to vote for Board Members and new Charter Members. Other
>> than that Charter Members should (as things exist currently) not receive
>> any other perks not available to the general membership.
>> I am not opposed to trying to find ways to make it easier for active
>> OSGeo members to receive discounts to FOSS4G, but unless we really
>> change the nature of what a Charter Member is supposed to be, I don't
>> think this is the right avenue. One place to start that is common in
>> almost every conference is discounts for presenters.
>> On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 8:38 AM, Fenoy Gerald <gerald.fenoy at geolabs.fr
>> <mailto:gerald.fenoy at geolabs.fr>> wrote:
>> Dear Conference Committee,
>> I would like to ask you to review and comment the following
>> proposal: .
>> Waiting for your answers,
>> Best regards,
>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4GDiscount
>> Gérald Fenoy
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