[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] Final Result on RfP 2020

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 17:38:28 PST 2018

As one of CROs (along with Arnulf), I confirm Till's explanation is

On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 at 19:15, Till Adams <tadams at terrestris.de> wrote:

> Dear Maria,
> (please forward this email to the board list, as I am not registered with
> this email adress)
> I can confirm that the vote was fair and all voters had the same
> informations. I'd invite you to contact also Arnulf and Cameron, the two
> CRO's, I am sure, they will confirm also.
> Presumably your question comes up, because there was the issue, that Paul
> Ramsey was asked to take the program chair of the Calgary LOC in between
> both voting stages. So Paul - not member of CLOC - voted on stage 1 but
> stepped back on voting for step 2, because that time he was already in
> CLOC. He confirmed, that he did not plan to enter CLOC when voting on stage
> 1 and I see no reason not to trust him as a longterm and earned member of
> our community. If that caused the issue, I think the information (and if
> wanted, confirmation by the CRO's), that he did not vote on stage 2 should
> be fine, right?
> Steven and me asked Venka, who brought up the issue with Paul to clarify,
> where he sees problems with that, but he did not reply yet (to be correct,
> until yesterday evening, as I have no access to my fossgis-emails today).
> In my eyes, it's time congratulate the Calgary team and to focus on having
> a successful FOSS4G event for the whole community and not to question the
> electoral process. If you read all the mails I sent to CC and the voting
> members, I can't imagine on how to make the process more transparent. If
> there are any suggestions for the future, CC is open to discuss this.
> Kind regards, Till
> ------------------------------
> *Von: *"María Arias de Reyna" <delawen at gmail.com>
> *An: *"Till Adams" <till.adams at fossgis.de>
> *CC: *"conference dev" <conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org>, "osgeo-board
> List" <board at lists.osgeo.org>
> *Gesendet: *Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2018 08:12:30
> *Betreff: *Re: [OSGeo-Conf] [Board] Final Result on RfP 2020
> Dear Till and Conference Committee,
> For the board to vote and approve this decision, we would like a short
> summary of the process and an explicit clarification that it was fair.
> Usually just the short summary would be fine, but as there has been some
> concerns raised, we would like an explicit confirmation that all
> candidatures had the same opportunities and no classified information,
> advantage or unfair help was given to any of them.
> For the summary of the process, I think most of it you already sent in
> both emails with the news of the outcome of the voting. Just wanted to make
> sure there's nothing else worth mentioning or if there's something else we
> should publicly record for the future.
> As a suggestion, it would be good to clarify the process to make
> transparent and clear what happens in case of recusation during the
> election process (and if it is possible to do so, on what circunstamces),
> so we all know explicitly the rules before entering the process and no one
> can suspect unfair game in the future.
> Thank you for your work and congratulations to Calgary!
> María.
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 8:31 PM Till Adams <till.adams at fossgis.de> wrote:
>> Dear CC & OSGeo-community,
>> I just received the final results from our voting CRO's.
>> They have received 13 votes. Some voters noted that the quality of both
>> proposals was excellent and that it was difficult to select.
>> The winning team hosting FOSS4G 2020 is
>> ***Calgary***
>> Many thanks to the Halifax team for their great effort and great
>> proposal, also many thanks to the Niagara Falls team, that also handed in a
>> LoI.
>> I only can tell everybody, that regardless where the conference takes
>> place, it is always a pleasure to join and it is always an event for the
>> whole community!!
>> Finally I have one wish for christmas: Please support the winning team in
>> order to have a great event in 2020 in Calgary!
>> And last but not least - many thanks to our CRO's as well!
>> Cheers, Till
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Cameron Shorter
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