[OSGeo-Conf] Open open source, reduce registration fees.

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 07:54:49 PST 2017

Reposting this from the board list as it may interest the CC.

The current target in RfP is $650 including social activities but excluding workshops. The costs of travel and accommodation have equalled or, for out of region delegates, exceed the registration costs.

To my knowledge no proposal has been received for the last 5 years that was able to support 800+ delegates at ca $500

2019 will be a ‘European’ year, I am sure that the CC would welcome a $500 proposal from the Netherlands community


Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:38:47 +0000
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Subject: [Board] Open open source, reduce registration fees.
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Dear board,

Where is the cap on registration fees for FOSS4G? You have closed open source to me with these steep registration fees. You have to change this. A few years ago I could hardly convince my departmental management to pay for registration. Now it is impossible! Please open up the conference again. Open open source! Those who cannot organize a conference below $500 should not be allowed to organize. Scale down. No fancy stuff. Back to the basics! Back to the core!

With kind regards,

Luc Boerboom

Dr. Ir. Luc Boerboom
Assist. Prof Spatial Planning and Decision Support Systems and Infrastructures
Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-information Management
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), http://www.itc.nl/ <http://www.itc.nl/>
University of Twente, http://www.utwente.nl/ <http://www.utwente.nl/>

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