[FOSS4G-Oceania] [talk-au] OSGeo Oceania as a not-for-profit entity? Your feedback, please

Sebastian Spiess mapping at consebt.de
Wed Apr 3 05:41:34 PDT 2019

Hi all,
I do welcome the initiative to put OSM and OSGEO interested people onto
a more solid foundation. Personally I hope this can be a starting point
for more face-2-face interactions and engagement.

I did read through your proposal and I see no issues with Option2 as
suggested as favourable.
For all options there is the need for several people to fill positions
with varying degrees of liability. Do you have an understanding how big
the pool of active volunteers is and how many would be required for
Option 2?


On 18/3/19 8:01 pm, John Bryant wrote:
> Hi all,
> As promised, following on the heels of the successful FOSS4G SotM
> Oceania conference <https://foss4g-oceania.org/> in November 2018, we
> have embarked on a journey to lay down a strong foundation for the
> growth of this community. In addition to planning a new instance of
> the conference in Wellington, New Zealand, for November 2019, we are
> also doing significant ground work on establishing a not-for-profit
> that can manage funds, enter into agreements, and act as a local
> chapter of OSGeo and OSMF.
> We have developed a recommendation for an initial path forward, and
> we'd like you, the community, to provide your feedback. If you have
> experience or knowledge here, and can provide insight, or wish to
> contribute your thoughts, please chime in. Your comments are most
> welcome, and can be provided by responding to this email, or by
> commenting in the Google Doc.
> The draft recommendation is attached as a PDF, and a live Google Doc
> version is linked here
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LCoaNY9xACkpE_E1pTn3pGkNV41rqmoK5QkKl2FAfwY/edit?usp=sharing>.
> We will take input until the end of next week (29 March). At that
> point, we'll make adjustments where warranted, and hopefully be in a
> position to raise a motion to the OSGeo Oceania board to accept the
> recommendation, and begin the process.
> If this is all new to you, and you're wondering what the heck OSGeo
> Oceania even is, please check out this basic wiki page
> <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Oceania> that will give you a bit of
> background. We'll be fleshing this out in the coming months, but I
> hope it gives you enough of an idea. We will certainly be aiming to
> increase our outreach, and get people involved from across the region.
> Any questions, please ask!
> Cheers
> John Bryant
> on behalf of OSGeo Oceania
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