[OSGeo-Discuss] Marketing meeting to finalise definition of an OSGeo Ambassador role
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 04:53:54 PDT 2012
Minutes of this meeting are here:
Consensus was that the role should be created as outlined , with a
change of title from "OSGeo Ambassador" to "OSGeo Advocate", as
"Ambassador" implies that the OSGeo board has assigned the role to
someone after a selection process (which is not the case for this
Voting will remain open for the next 48 hours if people who couldn't
make the meeting wish to vote.
+1 Cameron Shorter to accept the "OSGeo Advocate" role.
On 30/05/2012 6:59 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> I've set up a meeting next week to discuss then finalise the setting
> of an OSGeo Ambassador role. Hope to see many of you at the meeting,
> or if you can't make it, please share your thoughts (and vote?) on
> email before hand.
> Location: irc://irc.freenode.net/#osgeo
> Location Local time
> Wellington <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=264>
> (New Zealand) Tuesday, 5 June 2012 at 8:30:00 AM
> Sydney <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=240>
> (Australia - New South Wales) Tuesday, 5 June 2012 at 6:30:00 AM
> Rome <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=215> (Italy)
> Monday, 4 June 2012 at 10:30:00 PM
> New York <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=179>
> (U.S.A. - New York) Monday, 4 June 2012 at 4:30:00 PM
> San Francisco <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=224>
> (U.S.A. - California) Monday, 4 June 2012 at 1:30:00 PM
> The current proposal is here:
> This topic has been discussed by many of you on discuss, marketing and
> board email lists. Here is a summary of comments, along with my
> 1. There has emerged to be two roles which people have been
> categorising under the title of "OSGeo Ambassador"
> a. Someone knowledgeable in OSGeo, who can speak at conferences and
> the like. This is what we are focusing on for this definition of the role.
> b. Someone who can negotiate MOU and similar on behalf of the OSGeo
> board. This is proposed to be treated separately, with the OSGeo Board
> delegated to someone they see fit to do the job, on a case-by-case basis.
> 2. There has been concern (from FrankW?) about defining a role which
> is exclusive and prevents people from just stepping up an
> volunteering. This is addressed by letting anyone who believes they
> have OSGeo experience and thinks them self worthy can step forward and
> 3. There has been concern (from Arnulf?) that our categorisation is
> too complicated. (We are proposing Board Members, Charter Members,
> Voted Positions, Community Members). I believe that we do need some
> way to define OSGeo experience, because that is one of the key
> criteria that conference organisors look for when selecting speakers
> and key notes. We can potentially de-emphasise the categorisation by
> moving it into the "Description" field rather than making a heading
> out of it.
> Cameron Shorter
> Geospatial Solutions Manager
> Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
> Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254
> Think Globally, Fix Locally
> Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source
Geospatial Solutions Manager
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254
Think Globally, Fix Locally
Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source
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