[OSGeo-Conf] RFP tweaks

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 12:45:07 PST 2016

Hi Michael,

That is a good suggestion. I believe the your proposed text should go 
into the FOSS4G RFP document [1]. I'm not tackling this document myself, 
but happy to see someone else take it on.

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_Bid_Process#RFP_Documents 
(source in subversion)

On 28/12/2016 12:28 AM, Michael Terner wrote:
> I would also like to suggest one further minor refinement to item #1 
> of "FOSS4G selection" based on the 2017 competition (as the situation 
> did not arise with the 2018 competition generating only one proposal). 
> We would respectfully suggest that the final Proposals _not_ be posted 
> directly to the Conference Dev list by the proposing cities, but 
> rather to an intermediary, who would then post them publicly after the 
> global deadline has passed. In the 2017 competition there was a gap of 
> >8 hours between when the first proposal was submitted, and the last. 
> And this gap provides the late submitters an opportunity to look at 
> the earlier submittals before submitting. I don't suggest that 
> anything untoward happened in 2017, but the "public posting" process 
> accommodates an opportunity for this to happen and is very easily 
> remedied. A simple sentence added to #1 would cover this: "Final 
> FOSS4G proposals will be emailed by the proposing cities to an 
> intermediary, named by Conference Dev, before the deadline; and the 
> intermediary will post them publicly the day following the deadline."
> Good luck with the deliberations and voting...
> MT

Cameron Shorter
M +61 419 142 254

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