[Incubator] request from zoo-project

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 12:14:44 PDT 2018

Hi Gerald,

I suspect you are underselling the reasons for you attending foss4g? Am 
I right in assuming you still the Zoo PSC chair? Would you be helping 
promote Zoo and be helping people understand Zoo at FOSS4G?

Based on these assumptions and your answers, I'm changing my vote from 
-1 to -0 (non blocking).

My reason for continuing to suggest that sponsorship be refused is that 
there doesn't appear to be a strong OSGeo benefit obtained from this 
sponsorship. I.e. no citing of a specific talk or workshop or OSGeo 

I'm also considering that we should be favouring projects that have 
completed osgeo incubation over those that have not, or supporting 
specific activities which help a project complete osgeo incubation.

As a bigger question, I don't think we have a set of goals or guidelines 
to help us prioritise sponsorship? It would be good to set something 
like this up. (This is beyond the specific scope of this request for funds).

Cheers, Cameron

On 17/7/18 5:52 am, Gérald Fenoy wrote:
> Dear Cameron,
> thanks for you email, my answer inline below.
>> Le 16 juil. 2018 à 20:55, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> Thanks Gerald for providing clarifications, it is helping provide context which I'm planning to use to revise my vote.
>> Can you additionally answer:
>> 1. Who will receive travel funding requested? Is it you?
> The funding will be received by me and should partially cover my travel expenses.
>> 2. Specifically, what are you planning to do at the conference to benefit OSGeo? Give a workshop? Give a presentation? Network? …
> At the conference, there will be a talk about the ZOO-Project. There is also a workshop and a talk about the MapMint project which is based on the ZOO-Project, MapServer, GDAL and OpenLayers (mainly). All are OSGeo, I may have mentioned the roots tools such as: PROJ4 and GEOS but also PgRouting which can also be used.
> Just to mention that traditionally, I give 2 workshops and 2 presentations but this time, the first one, the ZOO-Project workshop has not been accepted. You may see list of talks workshops already given there [1].
> [1] http://www.zoo-project.org/ZOO-Project/ZOO-Events
> Best regards,
> Gérald Fenoy
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Djay

Cameron Shorter
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