[OSGeo-Conf] Announcements about FOSS4G bid schedule and bid schedule preparation?
eadam at co.lincoln.or.us
Mon Jun 29 07:20:44 PDT 2015
Any review or comments on the FOSS4G bid process and schedule?
Thanks Cameron, a few comments in line below.
On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 3:44 AM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Eli,
> Thank you for compiling all this.
> Comments inline.
> On 24/06/2015 3:13 pm, Eli Adam wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've prepared a rough draft for a process outline and new schedule
>> . Please review and revise. Otherwise, express some positive
> Text looks fine, with the following suggestion:
> In the past, we have had 2 votes for a city which have ended in a tie.
> I suggest for the final vote, that one person be allocated 1.5 votes, in
> order to act as a tie breaker.
> Ideally, this person should be the Conference Chair, however, we don't seem
> to have a chair for the conference committee at the moment.
I agree that we should produce results with fewer tie problems than in our past.
> As such I'd like to nominate Eli, as conference chair, at least for the
> duration of this FOSS4G bidding process, as he has been doing the work to
> get things going and I'm sure will do a good job as chair.
I'm willing to act as chair through the FOSS4G bidding process.
>> 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)?
Any thoughts on these?
>> 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.
> I've reviewed, it looks good.
>> Should we make an OSGeo email alias, rfp at osgeo.org for any private
>> communications (likely sponsors)?
> I suggest not.
> I've found that people will either be comfortable emailing a public list, or
> if they prefer to discuss things privately, they want to know who will be
> reading their private email. As such, it is typically better to provide a
> person's name (such as a conference chair) that can be emailed privately
I've added my name and contact.
>> 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
>> On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 3:28 PM, Cameron Shorter
>> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Eli,
>>> I'm available to help with review.
>>> I remember there being a few relatively minor items from the last
>>> period which we can probably tweak.
>>> In particular, I see each bid period as an opportunity to refine the
>>> On 22/05/2015 11:44 am, Eli Adam wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Some time ago we passed a new FOSS4G bid schedule .
>>>> I think that we should make announcements on this list, Discuss, news,
>>>> and OSGeo and FOSS4G twitter accounts that the bid will start soon so
>>>> that LOCs can organize and submit letters of interest. Thoughts on
>>>> this? Should we draft an announcement on the wiki or look for an old
>>>> one to recycle?
>>>> We should also make/update the RFP details. Here are some examples
>>>> ,  and source material . Are there any committee members
>>>> willing to help? Do we want to keep the working methodology the same
>>>> (odt source and pdf output)? Are there changes that people want to
>>>> see other than changing the region and year? I'd like to incorporate
>>>> a reference to the recently adopted code of Conduct .
>>>> I'm looking forward to LOCs having sufficient time to secure venues
>>>> and other details.
>>>> Best regards, Eli
>>>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2015_Bid_Process
>>>>  http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp
>>>>  http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/foss4g/rfp/
>>>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Code_Of_Conduct
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> Cameron Shorter,
> Software and Data Solutions Manager
> Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
> 26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
> P +61 2 9009 5000, W www.lisasoft.com, F +61 2 9009 5099
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