[OSGeo-Conf] Conference commitete meeting?
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 11:36:11 PST 2016
I'd attend a meeting. Also agree that starting conversation on email
would be a good way to warm up.
A way to focus the meeting might be to step through the current FOSS4G
Handbook, collectively approving sections and removing the "Draft -
awaiting review" comments.
The big items which I think need addressing are:
1. What are the principles we should consider when selecting a FOSS4G
conference? Lets write them down. Many of these principles would be
derived from OSGeo principles. Others will be more logistical. Both the
Handbook and RFP has some of this information.
2. How do we transfer knowledge from one conference to the next. The
cookbook FOSS4G Handbook is one method. There have been a number of
suggestions to consistently use one Professional Conference Organisor,
be that a paid person, or a company. Do we want to pursue this?
3. This leads to the sensitive question of "Do we want to consider
Location Tech as that PCO?" Location Tech has teamed with unsuccessful
FOSS4G bids in the past. I see this as evidence that our community is
split on the answer to this question. This is a messy question to
consider and make a decision on, but by not addressing it, we are
wasting a lot of community energy and goodwill. As such, I see it as our
most pressing question.
On 11/01/2016 4:32 pm, Eli Adam wrote:
> Hi all,
> Are people interested in a conference committee meeting? (or perhaps
> e-meeting conducted on email over the period of a few days).
> We have a few loose ends that we could address. If people are
> interested in a meeting, I'll start a wiki page. I think that we
> should discuss and vote on a few motions. Formalizing a few decisions,
> adjusting committee membership, discuss RFP revisions, discuss 2018
> RFP schedule (according to this motion we should start soon,
> Are committee members interested in a meeting? Format or time
> preference? Items for a meeting?
> Be well, Eli
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