[Live-demo] [Board] osgeo live feedback (to the board)

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 16:00:21 PDT 2017

Re-interating what I said on the OSGeo Live list with Jody:

Firstly, it is great to see OSGeo-Live being engaged at the OSGeo board 
level and an interest being taken in helping set our direction.

However, one thing that makes me nervous is any gradual increase in 
baseline tasks delegated to the OSGeo-Live core team, especially when we 
have just gone through a de-scoping exercise within OSGeo-Live to bring 
our level of effort back to our volunteer capacity.

If the OSGeo board is making decisions that effect projects such as 

1. The effected projects should be involved in the decision

2. The decision should consider how the impact of the decision will be 

Warm regards, Cameron

On 20/6/17 4:02 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
> I had a review of the upcoming live.osgeo.org <http://live.osgeo.org> 
> release, and noticed a couple things to update.
> 1) The live.osgeo.porg sponsorship list 
> <https://live.osgeo.org/en/sponsors.html> included both project 
> sponsors -- and OSGeo sponsors. The result was quite out of date. As 
> the board member keeping tabs on sponsors this was my responsibility 
> .. but I did not know live.osgeo.org <http://live.osgeo.org> was 
> keeping a list :)
> 2) More importantly the sponsors page has a section describing osgeo 
> foundation <https://live.osgeo.org/en/sponsors.html> which had not 
> been updated with our new mission / vision. Once again we updated 
> these statements as a board, but did not chase it down into 
> live.osgeo.org <http://live.osgeo.org>.
> 3) As incubation chair I asked if OSGeo live could update the branding 
> for OSGeo Projects and OSGeo Community Projects. This setup is in 
> keeping with the board  decision to open the door to "innovation" last 
> year by providing an easier way for just-open-source projects to be 
> supported by the foundation).
> 4) I asked if live.osgeo.org <http://live.osgeo.org> could include the 
> new logo / color / font branding (it may be too late, but it does not 
> hurt to ask).
> 5) I also asked as a LocationTech member if additional cloud based 
> projects could be listed on osgeo live. They are an increasingly 
> important part of our open source ecosystem, but not listed on 
> live.osgeo.org <http://live.osgeo.org>.
> I have joined the project mailing list to provide the above feedback 
> more directly, however I want to emphasis that it is not enough for us 
> to make decisions as a board - we need to reach out and communicate 
> those decisions.
> With respect to the board decisions on mission/vision/community 
> projects are there any other areas we need to update?
> --
> Jody Garnett
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Cameron Shorter
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