[SAC] Indictrans Team

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Oct 27 16:28:50 EDT 2006

Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Frank,
> I (incorrectly) assumed we were spending the OSGeo budget, in which case 
> I'd be expecting some form of accountability. Since the paid positions 
> are privately funded, then the accountablity (to OSGeo) is not needed.


My email was originally considerably longer, going through a few examples
and discussing general principles of accountability.  But I decided I was
jumping the gun, and in any event it ended up a bit murky.

I do think we need to keep accountability in mind.  But I think a large
part of that is just ensuring that we do stuff as openly as possible, giving
folks a chance to comment, and have one person responsible for each

We could take the acquisition of a server as an example.  The board passed
a motion authorizing an expenditure for it, more or less implicitly putting
Tyler in charge.  Since then the task was turned over to Jason who has a
good background in such things.  He has went to substantial effort to solicit
suggestions and ensure there is consensus on a plan.  I'm not sure how much
more we could ask for without really bringing the process to a halt.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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