[OSGeo-Conf] Review of 2 proposals for hosting FOSS4G 2019 until Dec. 15th

Venkatesh Raghavan venka.osgeo at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 06:16:24 PST 2017

Hi Conference Committee,

Thanks to the great efforts of SLOC and BLOC teams putting up proposals
for FOSS4G-2019.

I just has a quick look at both and noticed that
the support letter on page 92 of the SLOC proposal
[1] is repulsive and in extremely poor taste.

The wording of the support letter is disrespectful to all of the other 
professional organizations who supported OSGeo and FOSS4G conferences
over the years. I also feel that it actually making a mockery of other 
support letters in the document.

Since the FOSS4G Conference proposals is a public document published
by OSGeo, I request that an updated version of the SLOC proposal be 
posted on the web without including the support letter shown in page 92.




On 12/5/2017 4:43 PM, Till Adams wrote:
> Dear Conferenc Committee!
> as I already wrote earlier this week, we have now received two wonderful
> and exiting proposals for hosting FOSS4G 2019. The 2019' conference will
> definitely take place in Europe. We have SLOC (Sevilla LOC) and BLOC
> (Bucharest LOC) in the race.
> We have linked to the proposals in [1] and also created the Q&A WIKI
> pages for the question period. This period runs from now until *15 of
> December*. Please take your time, check the proposals and ask your
> questions on this list. I'm sure the teams are very interested in
> responding to all the crazy things we want to know. I then will sum up
> the questions on the WIKI pages (or feel free to directly write your
> questions there and link to the WIKI in an email to this list).
> The procedure for stage 2 this year has not changed and is as follows:
> On December 15th, I will ask all eligible members of this committee to
> vote for their favorite and send it to our electoral commission. The
> voting period ends on december, 18th 24h CET!!! We can't count votes,
> that come in later!
> Between *16th* and *18th* of December, send your vote independently to
> our two assistants:
> Jeff  <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
> Frank <warmerdam at pobox.com>
> The team that receives more votes will host FOSS4G 2019. If there is a
> tie, we will pass the decision on the board.
> Have fun (and budget some time for reading...)
> Till
> ---
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2019_Bid_Process#Bid_Process
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