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

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Mon Oct 19 18:41:35 PDT 2015

If bi-monthly would be too much of work, I would
suggest quarterly reports for the OSGeo Committee
Chairs with target committees as listed in [1] and
not individual software PSC.

Just a short report (half page) report on main activities and
issues could suffice. Communicating with the membership
could also be done through the chairs. The 4 quarterly reports
could be published in the OSgeo Journal as annual report.



[1] http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/committees.html

On 10/20/2015 8:13 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> 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
>> --
>> *Massimiliano Cannata*
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