[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Discussion for Motion: Committee bi-monthly reports

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 16:13:55 PDT 2015

Many of our groups vary in activity, the project officers and committee
chairs are available at the boards request (always have been). By the same
token the OSGeo board is available if a committee or project PSC needs help
... they just add an agenda topic to the meeting.

Please do not feel as a board member that you have to be across all the
mailing lists.

I think we had a rough ride this last meeting with a few topics added at
the last moment without adequate communication on the mailing list. Both
topics went back to the mailing list. I know I always feel terrible as
incubation officer when I am not organized enough to present a topic to the
board - I assume other representatives are similarly motivated not to let
their "team" down.

Aside: If we are going to ask anyone to write a report I would rather do so
to communicate with the membership / outreach (as per OSGeo Journal).

Jody Garnett

On 19 October 2015 at 06:57, Massimiliano Cannata <
massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch> wrote:

> Dear Broad,
> I was discussing this idea with Jachym and Venka some time ago and now I
> would like to make my motion to the board in the next meeting, so I want to
> start this discussion.
> Board members cannot be subscribed to all the existing mailing lists and
> be informed on every things is going on but to take some decision a wide
> overview is required. At the same time committee's chair has the role of
> leading the work group and organize discussions.
> So the motion I would like to do is:
> "Every committee chair have to report the main activities and actions to
> the board at least every two months. The non submission of two consecutive
> reports is an index of committee inactivity and lead to the board
> discussion on need of replacing the chair and verify if the committee has
> still sense or shall be withdrawn."
> Please add your comments before of the next board meeting.
> Best,
> Maxi
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