[OSGeo-Conf] Proposal: Invite Andrea Ross, from LocationTech to join the OSGeo Conference Committee
peter at ebatty.com
Fri May 27 08:02:00 PDT 2016
+1 from me for adding Andrea to the committee. She has run more FOSS4G
events than anyone and I think has some valuable experience to offer. As
others have commented, I think we could use more structure and process
around both conference committee membership and how we select the global
conference location. Quite a bit of thought has been put into this around
the FOSS4G NA event and I think there are things we could learn from that
On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 6:19 AM, Andrea Ross <andrea.ross at eclipse.org>
> Thank you Eli. I appreciate the support.
> For what it's worth, yes, I am a strong believer in recusing oneself from
> voting if there's potential for conflict of interest.
> Kind regards,
> On 27/05/16 02:30, Eli Adam wrote:
>> You've been around on this list for years productively contributing to
>> discussion on various topics. In my mind, that is what really makes a
>> committee member; meaningful participation (even if I don't always
>> agree with your suggestions).
>> +1 to formalizing your voting and official membership on the
>> committee. Thanks for the previous years of contributions and looking
>> forward to future work.
>> From time to time members recuse themselves from votes due to real or
>> apparent conflict of interest. This practice has been both argued for
>> and against. I assume that you'll follow whatever the norm is on that
>> (i.e. thinking of last year where you were involved with 2/3 bids).
>> Best regards, Eli
>> On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com>
>>> On 24 May 2016, at 13:13, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
>>> Conference Committee,
>>> I'd like to propose that we invite Andrea Ross to join the OSGeo
>>> +1 from me, Cameron Shorter.
>>> My reasoning is that Andrea has a lot of experience running conferences,
>>> especially through his involvement with LocationTech, and there are
>>> synergies that could be gained by aligning OSGeo and LocationTech
>>> I note that there have been concerns aired previously about LocationTech
>>> competing to take over OSGeo's flagship FOSS4G event. I'm of the opinion
>>> that we should be mindful of this, but we should discuss the options
>>> and I believe we can find a solution favourable for all. An effective
>>> way to
>>> support this conversation is to invite Andrea to be one vote among our
>>> conference committee.
>>> Warm regards, Cameron
>>> On 24/05/2016 6:31 am, Andrea Ross wrote:
>>> Dear Steven, & Everyone
>>> I've not been invited to the conference committee, but I will be in Bonn,
>>> and I'm always glad to chat/meet.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> On May 22, 2016 3:04:03 AM EDT, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com>
>>>> Who is going to be in Bonn for FOSS4G?
>>>> It's an opportunity for the Conference Committee and interested people
>>>> meet face to face, we could discuss some of the topics on the
>>>> list' http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee_2016_Priorities
>>>> and we
>>>> could start preparing the call for 2018
>>>> Anyone interested?
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