[OSGeo-Conf] [rfp 2019] is it possible to extent the proposal period by one week ?

Till Adams till.adams at fossgis.de
Fri Oct 27 04:26:31 PDT 2017


I am happy, that you agree (and to be honest, I expected that more or
less ;-)).

I do not want to support any kinds of "election campaigns" here, so I
feel that I have to clarify up some things about your notice in the 2nd
part of your email:

The idea and the initiative for this extension are 100% based on my
personal thoughts, nothing else. No one of BLOC asked me to do that, so
there is no need to be surprised ;-).
I just remembered the time when we @Bonn prepared our proposal. Although
such a proposal is the sum of work of many people, in the end it was me
to write major parts and that *might* be the same for SLOC and BLOC. I
say *might* because I do not want to start any discussion on this here &
now. I also think, that the internal organisation is a matter of the

!! If this extension of the proposal period leaves any bland flavour, we
shouldn't do it !!

In general I am quite sure, that the Romanian and also the Spanish
communties are big and well organized. My intention (and my job) is to
guarantee a fair competition among the teams.


Am 27.10.2017 um 12:28 schrieb María Arias de Reyna:
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:05 PM, Till Adams <till.adams at fossgis.de
> <mailto:till.adams at fossgis.de>> wrote:
>     Dear Conference Committee, dear Maria as representant of the Sevilla
>     team (SLOC)!
>     I think you all have seen, that Vasile, the CRO of the recently
>     finished
>     board votings had a lot TODO's around the voting procedure. Many of
>     these time consuming issues couldn't be foreseen due to all the
>     happenings around the voting period.
>     The point is, that Vasile is also foreseen as chair of the Bucharest
>     team for Rfp 2019 (BLOC). Having noticed all this, I asked Vasile,
>     if he
>     would agree me proposing to extent the proposal period for Rfp 2019 by
>     one week. This to give especially him some more time to prepare the
>     proposal without running into a hastle. Of course provided that
>     SLOC agrees!
>     I think it's only fair and we should give BLOC the chance to make
>     a good
>     proposal for a fair competition between SLOC and BLOC. In general that
>     would mean, that all the dates mentioned on [1] would slip back a
>     week,
>     but we still would be able to present the location for 2019 by
>     Christmas
>     (if the board would find a date for their final decision). We also
>     could
>     shorten the question period by a few days, so the board has more
>     options.
>     So first I'd like to ask you Maria, as representant of SLOC, what your
>     thoughts on this are? Can we agree on this proposal?
> Dear Till,
> What you say makes sense. It is on our best interest to have good
> proposals and if BLOC finds they need more time, I can't refuse.
> Whatever is needed to have the best FOSS4G.
> Although, I have to say, I am a bit surprised. I heard romanian
> community was stronger, not depending so much on Vasile (even if he is
> chair). At least for the Spanish community, we try to be horizontal
> and not depend on individuals. 
>     If SLOC agrees, I'd like to ask the voting members of CC for their
>     statement (Just a question, but do we have to call for a vote, if SLOC
>     agrees?)
>     I wish you all a nice weekend!
>     Till

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