[Marketing] Marketing meeting to finalise definition of an OSGeo Ambassador role

Jo Cook jocook at astuntechnology.com
Wed May 30 07:08:08 PDT 2012

Can't make the meeting, I'm afraid- this weekend is a long holiday weekend
in the UK! I'd also prefer to vote after the meeting rather than before,
when (I presume) the proposal will have been discussed and potentially

My thoughts- initially I thought the idea was too complicated, but if we
envisage outside organisations/conferences coming to us for speakers, then
we will need something like you suggest. I wonder, in all honesty, how much
that is going to happen, but at least we will have somewhere to point them


On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com>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
> Time:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2012&month=6&day=4&hour=20&min=30&sec=0&p1=264&p2=240&p3=215&p4=179&p5=224
>  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:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Ambassador
> 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 suggestions:
> 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 volunteer.
> 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
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> Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254
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