[OSGeo-Conf] *early* Preparation of RFP 2021

Jonathan Moules jonathan-lists at lightpear.com
Thu Jun 6 09:55:00 PDT 2019

Hi List,

Following the protracted discussion about voters in the parallel thread 
it occurs to me that it's begging the question that voting is good.

Why exactly do we have voting for this? Surely the better and (far) less 
subjective option is to an objective scoring system by which to measure 
the quality of the submissions? There's still element of subjectivity of 
course ("is this answer a 6/10 or a 7/10?"), but it's largely objective, 
measurable, and transparent.

As far as I can tell from the transparency in the current voting (i.e., 
none) and reading the proposals (half of which usually reads like a 
tourist brochure), votes could easily currently be getting cast via "I 
want to go on holiday there next year". And while I'm not suggesting 
that's actually happening intentionally, it's almost certainly going to 
be a subconscious bias in the current process.



On 2019-06-05 08:07, Till Adams wrote:
> Dear CC!
> I had some minutes and started an *early* prepare of the call for 2021.
> I added this WIKI page here:
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2021_Bid_Process
> Please check carefully whether the dates fit for you and of course for
> other errors.
> I will prepapre the needed documents in the next days and send them to you.
> Have a great day!
> Till
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