[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] Standing down as Conference Committee Chair
eadam at co.lincoln.or.us
Wed Dec 21 14:38:40 PST 2016
Thanks for your leadership and work guiding us through several FOSS4G
selections and improving the RFP process. (Thanks for taking over
from me too.) Congratulations on the accomplishments.
I'm looking forward to your continued involvement at a less
substantial commitment level and wishing you success on your next
focus and endeavors.
Be well, Eli
On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Peter Batty <peter at ebatty.com> wrote:
> Steven, many thanks for all the work you have put in as the committee chair.
> And a happy holiday season to you too!
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 3:55 PM, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Conference Committee
>> Now that the FOSS4G 2018 selection process is complete it is time for me
>> to stand down as chair of the conference committee. I will remain a member
>> of the committee and continue to contribute wherever I can for as long as I
>> fulfil the eligibility criteria (whatever they may become in the future) for
>> I took over from Eli when he needed to stand down and steered the 2017
>> selection to a conclusion. In the last 18 months we managed to formalise the
>> basis for seed funding for FOSS4G’s by OSGeo and that has assisted Bonn and
>> Boston, we have updated and redrafted the RfP process and documents to make
>> it easier to use for future years and we have evaluated and awarded 2018 to
>> Dar es Salaam.
>> I burnt a lot of energy (mine and yours) trying to introduce some
>> committee membership eligibility criteria and formalising our voting
>> processes. With hindsight that was probably misguided and I apologise to you
>> for that.
>> I am not sure that the committee needs a chair. Our main task (if not our
>> only task) is to run the process to select the team to host the global
>> FOSS4G, we have a good process (recently updated) and a team of past chairs
>> who know what to look for and are willing to commit time to diligently
>> review LoI’s and proposals. A volunteer can put their hand up to steer the
>> process when the time comes round to start the 2019 selection, until then I
>> expect we will be pretty much in hibernation except for answering questions
>> from the 2017 and 2018 teams (and we don’t need a chair for that). Of
>> course, it is up to the committee members to decide whether they wish to
>> elect a new chair.
>> Thanks to all of you for your contributions to the committee whilst I have
>> been chair.
>> Best wishes to you and yours for the holiday season and may 2017 be filled
>> with FOSS4G goodness
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