[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] next year's representative at FOSS4G Conference

Sanghee Shin shshin at gaia3d.com
Tue Apr 14 14:19:52 PDT 2015

If I am asked to give a free pass to someone from FOSS4G 2016 team or OSGeo Board member, I have to say “No.” But, we’ll give one free booth to OSGeo.

Seoul team has strict “No Free Pass” policy internally and so all LOC members even including me have to register to show up at FOSS4G Seoul. This is because Seoul team is preparing FOSS4G Seoul with extreme uncertainty unlike previous FOSS4G in Europe or NA. Still we’re not sure how many people will attend and how much sponsorship we can get finally. Seoul team has the risk of having deficit after the party. If any, the deficit will be purely upon Seoul team not on OSGeo. That’s why we’re very reluctant to give any free pass to somebody. 

Anyway Seoul team attended FOSS4G Portland and FOSS4G NA this year with our own budget without any free pass. 

With regards, 

Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul 
"Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!"
Twitter: @foss4g
Facebook: FOSS4G2015
email: foss4gchair at osgeo.org

> 2015. 4. 14., 오후 7:13, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> 작성:
> I don’t think that the following year’s budget should include several thousand dollars for travel across continents and accommodation - I am not sure what the benefit would be. I think we would expect an LOC who has won the right to stage a FOSS4G would have several team members who had attended one or more previous events (maybe that should be a question that we should ask at the LoI stage).
> That said, I think it is reasonable for the current years FOSS4G to offer a free attendance to someone from the next year’s LOC. The cost would be small, but the delegate attending should pick up their own travel and accommodation expenses.
> ______
> Steven
>> On 13 Apr 2015, at 13:47, Bart van den Eijnden <bartvde at osgis.nl <mailto:bartvde at osgis.nl>> wrote:
>> Hello conference committee,
>> should the below be clarified in the RFP or is this already the case?
>> Best regards,
>> Bart
>>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> Date: 13 Apr 2015 14:12:01 CEST
>>> From: Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
>>> To: board at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:board at lists.osgeo.org>
>>> Subject: Re: [Board] next year's representative at FOSS4G Conference
>>> It should be included in the FOSS4G local committee's budget (so in fact you could consider that we/Board already support it, as we are the providers of the seed money).  For example, the 2016 group should budget for a rep at 2015 event.
>>> You might also send your message to the OSGeo Conference Committee, as it really isn't a Board responsibility.
>>> -jeff
>>> On 2015-04-13 9:06 AM, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
>>>> Hello board,
>>>> do we have any policy in place currently for making it possible for somebody from next years’s conference to attend the FOSS4G conference and represent their conference there?
>>>> If not, would it not make sense to have something in place like a travel allowance and free conference pass (exact package TBD)?
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Bart
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