[OSGeo-Conf] Fwd: FOSS4G North America selection process

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Fri Apr 24 06:10:20 PDT 2015

Dear Everyone,

I wanted to reach out to make sure you have an opportunity to 
participate & provide feedback on the proposed FOSS4G NA governance. 
(see below)

Also, and very important, I would like to initiate a discussion about 
how we might mesh the process when FOSS4G Global comes to North America. 
If you would, please have a look and share your thoughts, we'd be 
grateful. Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,


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Subject: 	FOSS4G North America selection process
Date: 	Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:37:19 -0400
From: 	Andrew Ross <andrew.ross at eclipse.org>
Organisation: 	Eclipse Foundation
To: 	OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, Location IWG 
<location-iwg at locationtech.org>

Dear Everyone,

(x-posted to OSGeo & LocationTech discussion lists, please fwd to all 
interested parties)

As a fairly new conference, FOSS4G North America has lacked a formal 
selection process in terms of how to select which city/venue, who was 
organizing, and more. Until now...

A team of concerned people from the community including many past chairs 
of North American FOSS4G events have collaborated to draft a proposal 
for how FOSS4G North America will be governed.

On behalf of the team, we would like to invite you to review the draft 
and participate in the process. The review period will last until April 
29th. After which, we will enact the process for FOSS4G NA 2016.

The governance document is available publicly here 
Anyone can comment. All discussion takes place via. a Google group here 

A brief summary is as follows:

The city & venue selection process will be conducted by a committee 
consisting of:

  * The 3 most recent FOSS4G NA chairs
  * One appointed representative from OSGeo
  * One appointed representative from LocationTech

The committee will select the next conference location factoring their 
votes, plus votes from attendees & sponsors from the previous 
conference. The same committee will also select the organization to run 
the logistics for the conference. The conference chair will be elected 
at the previous conference by conference attendees.

If you're interested, please do join the Google group to discuss and 
participate. Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,


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