[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] FOSS4G Discount for Charter Members proposal

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 13:54:45 PDT 2014

All good ideas.
Anyone up for consolidating ideas into a proposal, then obtain agreement 
from the conference committee?
A start has been made at:
In particular:

It still requires some integration with the FOSS4G RFP

On 27/08/2014 3:54 am, Andrew Ross wrote:
> Thanks for the clarification Peter. For what it's worth, I agree that 
> a clearly defined mechanism makes a lot of sense.
> On 26/08/14 12:08, Peter Baumann wrote:
>> sorry, folks, that was not intended to go into this thread but 
>> another one. Now I see I have not been fast enough with ESC.
>> OK, another attempt to say something meaningful:
>> OSGeo might license its brand to conferences, and this allows them to 
>> send invoices even to universities. Secures OSGeo a fixed income, 
>> allowing LOCs to plan ahead.
>> -Peter
>> On 08/26/2014 05:42 PM, Andrew Ross wrote:
>>> Sorry Peter, I'm not sure I understand your comment?
>>> On 26/08/14 11:22, Peter Baumann wrote:
>>>> so back with universities :)
>>>> -Peter
>>>> On 08/26/2014 05:16 PM, Andrew Ross wrote:
>>>>> Very good point.
>>>>> A not-for-profit organizer may be a significant benefit and 
>>>>> simplify things quite a bit.
>>>>> A bunch more legal/fiscal issues emerge when you run events and 
>>>>> have to handle and transfer funds internationally. The number of 
>>>>> organizations who can handle this is fairly limited and those that 
>>>>> do so for a reasonable fee even more so. Continuity helps make it 
>>>>> worthwhile to figure this out in the first place and stay on top 
>>>>> of it as things change over time.
>>>>> On 26/08/14 10:59, Darrell Fuhriman wrote:
>>>>>> Amen. We burned at least two months, maybe three, working that out.
>>>>>> I think it’s actually really funny that the first piece of advice 
>>>>>> given to the LOC by OSGeo is “Find a conference organizer to help 
>>>>>> you.”
>>>>>> If that’s the first piece of advice, then it seems pretty clear 
>>>>>> to me that OSGeo should just have a conference organizer on 
>>>>>> contract. The benefits of continuity from year to year would be 
>>>>>> enormous.
>>>>>> d.
>>>>>> On Aug 26, 2014, at 07:54, David William Bitner 
>>>>>> <bitner at dbspatial.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> And none of this even discusses the hassles that a grass roots 
>>>>>>> organizing group has with finding an entity to act as a fiscal 
>>>>>>> agent (aka deal with the money).
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