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

Darrell Fuhriman darrell at garnix.org
Fri Sep 5 10:32:57 PDT 2014

Well, plenty of PCOs can and do handle global events.

It seems entirely reasonable to me that if you’re going to run global events, you should pick a PCO that can do that, small and scrappy, large and corporate, local or remote.

I think the benefits of consistency far outweigh the downsides of working with a larger organization. And if it’s anything like our experience, even within a large organization you’ll have a couple of people assigned to your account and they’re who you’ll work through, so it’s not like you’re dealing with a huge bureaucracy.


On Sep 5, 2014, at 10:27, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at cleverelephant.ca> wrote:

> The problem I see with the "one PCO" idea is that the PCO's that we
> enjoy working with and who can "get" us (as I also felt my 2007 PCO
> did) tend to be small and scrappy, like us. So they can't necessarily
> effectively globe-trot (though being ambitious they will often assert
> that sure, they really could!). For FOSS4G-NA it would make a lot of
> sense to just settle on a single PCO for a longer commitment.
> P
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM, David Percy <percyd at pdx.edu> wrote:
>> When we chose VTM Group as our PCO for the PDX event next week one of
>> my compelling reasons for voting for them is that they do
>> international conferences and their clientele is similar to OSGeo [1].
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