jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Jun 18 15:37:43 PDT 2015
Well said Sanghee, let's make it a great event! And I'll continue
GoogleTranslating your LOC messages ha! And, here is what someone
shared with me recently:
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide
On 2015-06-18 7:04 PM, Sanghee Shin wrote:
> Thanks for many people’s care about FOSS4G Seoul. I just would like to
> report current status of FOSS4G Seoul for your understanding. However
> I’m somewhat embarrassed why this suddenly emerged.
> As you know we have 2 major revenue sources. The first one is from
> sponsors the other is from attendees.
> For the sponsorship, Seoul team has gotten many sponsorships including
> several major sponsors and is still waiting for some late sponsorships
> which are almost confirmed. So we expect we may achieve our initial
> sponsorship target.
> In terms of number of attendees, we’re still not sure. After next
> Monday(22nd June) - deadline of early bird registration, we may be
> possible to estimate rough number. Here we have 2 worrying things. 1. We
> may have not many attendees from the same continent, Asia unlike FOSS4G
> in Europe and NA. 2. Outbreak of MERS in Korea could affect FOSS4G
> Seoul badly. Potential attendees especially from Asia are very worried
> about of MERS outbreak, it’s been slow-downed recently though.
> Regarding the loss responsibility, contract document between OSGeo and
> LOC doesn’t explicitly state the waiver of OSGeo. That just state the
> responsibility of LOC that LOC should pay back the same amount of seed
> money even if the FOSS4G 2015 LOC record deficit. If you search this
> conf mailing list, you may find that request.
> The other things about FOSS4G Seoul are going well as planned.
> If all of you attend FOSS4G Seoul, everybody will be happy!!
> Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
> "Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!"
> Twitter: @foss4g
> Facebook: FOSS4G2015
> email: foss4gchair at osgeo.org <mailto:foss4gchair at osgeo.org>
>> 2015. 6. 18., 오후 4:29, Bart van den Eijnden <bartvde at osgis.nl
>> <mailto:bartvde at osgis.nl>> 작성:
>> I fully agree.
>> I think we should relief the financial stress from the Korea LOC.
>> Of course given the theoretical case where an LOC would make a mess of
>> things, we should not be liable ideally, but in the South-Korea case
>> they are giving their full best and even more IMHO.
>> Does anyone have background on why this was chosen before? I can’t
>> recall the discussions.
>> Best regards,
>>> On 18 Jun 2015, at 17:25, Darrell Fuhriman <darrell at garnix.org
>>> <mailto:darrell at garnix.org>> wrote:
>>> That is, to be blunt, absurd.
>>> If OSGeo is getting the benefits of any proceeds, they need to be
>>> assuming the liability as well.
>>>> On Jun 18, 2015, at 08:20, 신상희 <shshin at gaia3d.com
>>>> <mailto:shshin at gaia3d.com>> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Currently all liability will be upon Seoul LOC not OSGeo as per
>>>> requested by conference committee. That's why Seoul team is so
>>>> sensitive to funding and financial issues.
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