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

Maria Antonia Brovelli maria.brovelli at polimi.it
Fri Oct 27 04:44:18 PDT 2017


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Da: Conference_dev <conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> per conto di Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com>
Inviato: venerdì 27 ottobre 2017 13:40
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Oggetto: Re: [OSGeo-Conf] [rfp 2019] is it possible to extent the proposal period by one week ?

+1 from me

Thanks to Maria for her agreement

Good luck to BLOC and SLOC (in alphabetical order)

On 27 Oct 2017, at 11:28, María Arias de Reyna <delawen at gmail.com<mailto:delawen at gmail.com>> wrote:


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 [_]LOCs.

!! 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

I wish you all a nice weekend!


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