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

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 12:00:45 PST 2019

We do not need a procedure for everything, some troubles will just need to
be handled if they occur.

I do not intend to dismiss your interest, osgeo committees are empowered to
act and remove individuals who are not welcome. Indeed we ask that all
committees / projects / events have a code of conduct.

In the August F2F
meeting we discussed establishing a black list for individuals who are not
welcome at our events, and a "gray list" for individuals who we "wanted to
talk with" before they attended one of our events again. The kindest way we
could think to handle this is to ask the individual to sign a the code of
conduct (so there could be no miscommunication with respect to behaviour).

Individual committees can also control their membership with a motion,
projects can adjust an individuals commit access, and so forth. To
specifically answer your question the board is in position to update the
charter members list (and is supposed to do so as a result of inactivity).
Jody Garnett

On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 at 20:08, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Haven’t seen a response yet and I note that as of now the 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?
> ______
> Steven
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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/.
> 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
> http://2020.foss4g.org/
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