[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2017 host city selection result
massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Fri Nov 20 02:36:08 PST 2015
I don't think the board has to put any veto on any proposal *before*.
This is the job of the Conference Committee to identify possible blocks and
propose probably instead of a winner,
As a board member I didn't feel "in a corner with non choice":
I've always thought that I (and the board after discussion) can give a -1
to the proposed selection and ask the Conf Com to propose another one.
Maybe having right away a rank of the proposals with recommendations could
speed up so that the board could decide to select the first or for any
reason the next one.
2015-11-20 2:08 GMT+01:00 Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us>:
> Sanghee, thanks for stepping in and completing this process.
> Also thanks to MPG for his earlier effort. I like his method of
> ensuring that the conference committee makes a clear recommendation
> and there are no ties 
> Also thanks to Steven, Cameron, and anyone else who helped review the
> timeline, RFP, facilitate discussion, participate in discussion, or
> other aspects of this.
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:56 AM, Michael Terner <mgt at appgeo.com> wrote:
> > Jeff:
> > YES, understood about the need for Board approval. Apologies for the
> > exuberance; as you know it was a long and strenuous process and we were
> > relieved and joyful to get the Selection Committee's endorsement. As
> > appropriate, I am happy to clarify by twitter that we've received the
> > "selection committee recommendation" and await "board approval."
> Congrats Michael and the Boston LOC! The committee recommendation is
> an accomplishment.
> > Thanks again, and apologies for the premature announcement.
> > MT
> > On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Jeff McKenna
> > <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
> >> An early congratulations to Michael and the entire BLOC. Of course also
> >> thank you to the entire Ottawa and Philadelphia teams for their hard
> >> throughout this long process.
> Thanks to Ottawa and Philadelphia for great bids. I'm glad that we
> have to choose between multiple great options rather than reluctantly
> selecting a dubious option.
> >> Michael please note that this is actually a "recommendation" to the
> >> Board, who will now have to approve this at the board level. I will
> >> allow board members to discuss this internally through a voice call in
> >> next few days as well. Please hold off on any public announcements
> >> (although unfortunately I see many twitter messages already).
> I've tried several times to suggest that our current system is broken
>  or maybe not broken but could be improved. In my opinion, our
> process is such that the Conference Committee has painted the Board
> into a corner with no choice but to approve Boston. That is fine
> since Boston is a great proposal. In the event that in the future the
> Board does have reason to reject a bid, doing so *before* the
> Conference Committee makes a recommendation seems to make way more
> sense than *after*.
> Does anyone else think that our current system is structured for
> maximum difficulty and negative consequences should the Board have to
> reject a bid? If so, any other ideas of ways to improve it?
> Best regards, Eli
> >> Sanghee thank you for stepping into manage the final vote, as I know
> >> well it is a very important position, with more details to consider than
> >> most realize. You handled it well. And let's not forget the thankless
> >> that Eli did to get all this rolling, it is an absolute thankless
> >> that many criticize but few volunteer to do, and I appreciate all of
> >> work through this process.
> >> Talk soon,
> >> -jeff
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