[OSGeo-Conf] Announcements about FOSS4G bid schedule and bid schedule preparation?
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 01:48:03 PDT 2015
Hi Steven, comments inline
On 30/06/2015 9:45 pm, Steven Feldman wrote:
> Some thoughts on the 2017 bid process
> 1. Would it help if the Letters of Intent were a bit more detailed?
The instigator for keeping Letter of Intent short was to be respectful
of our communities time, both in bidding, and in reading bids. I'm open
to a reasoned argument for making the LoI longer, but I think the
current 2 pages is sufficient.
> 1. We may want to do more early LoI questioning before going to full
> 2. If we start process soon, I suggest we allow a longer period for
> LoI’s - given summer vacations till say mid/end August? Then 2
> weeks for questions. Then vote
> 3. Letters of Intent - is 2 votes sufficient? Should we consider
> changing criteria to 25% of votes (round down to whole number)?
I haven't seen any issues to date with the 2 vote system for LoI. There
are a number of alternatives which could also be good, but unless there
is an issue, I'd suggest don't spend the effort changing.
> 1. Full bids submitted by mid October, then 2-3 weeks for questions
> and decision by mid November 2015 (approx 21/22 months before event)
>> On 24 Jun 2015, at 06:13, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us
>> <mailto:eadam at co.lincoln.or.us>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've prepared a rough draft for a process outline and new schedule
>> . Please review and revise. Otherwise, express some positive
>> I have a few thoughts about the schedule: Do we really want to be
>> asking questions and making the decision during FOSS4G 2015? Should
>> we ensure that the decision is *after* FOSS4G 2015 (future FOSS4G
>> focus at 2015 should be 2016 not 2017)?
>> I've also started a cursory 2017 RFP process in SVN . Please
>> update as needed.
>> I've prepared a draft for a press release , please revise.
>> Should we make an OSGeo email alias, rfp at osgeo.org
>> <mailto:rfp at osgeo.org> for any private
>> communications (likely sponsors)?
>> The website RFP page  needs to be edited too. I think that I have
>> rights to do this once we decide on details.
>> Thanks and best regards, Eli
>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2017_Bid_Process
>>  https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/browser/foss4g/rfp/2017
>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2017_RFP_Release_Text
>>  http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp
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