[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2020 - Halifax site causing confusion

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 11:08:22 PST 2019

Haven’t seen a response yet and I note that as of now the foss4g.ca <http://foss4g.ca/> site is still up. That is disappointing to say the least.

I have copied in Karine Jean who was the co-chair of the Halifax bid using the email on her OSGeo listing, perhaps she can remove the Halifax site or ask Jeff to do so or explain why they think it should remain almost a year after the decision was made to award to Calgary not Halifax?

A question for the board: Do we have any procedure for revoking Charter Membership in the event of behaviour that we consider to be in conflict with OSGeo principles? I am not suggesting that this is the case re Halifax web site but I think it prompts the question of what would/should we do if a CM is considered to have possibly gone rogue?

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> On 29 Nov 2019, at 22:14, Jonathan Neufeld <jneufeld at tecterra.com> wrote:
> Hi All, 
> I apologize for sending this through the Conference_Dev list, however I’ve been trying to reach Jeff McKenna for the past month with no success. If I am out of line here, please let me know.
> Jeff - I’m following up again on my request to take down your Halifax FOSS4G site at https://foss4g.ca/ <https://foss4g.ca/>. 
> As I have previously mentioned, the Halifax site is causing confusion with some members of the community.
> In the spirit of open collaboration and building towards a successful event, we are requesting that you take down the site for Halifax 2020 which is making a false claim of hosting FOSS4G 2020 and sowing confusion amongst potential participants.
> Regards,
> Jon 
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