[Gfoss] [Board] agenda points for the next board meeting August 4

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata a supsi.ch
Mar 2 Ago 2016 19:00:39 CEST

Dirk I do not have clear position on the European local chapter formation,
so I have some questions that hopefully will help me to better understand.

- Why on specific mailing list there has not been any discussion?

- Which type of governance you want to give? What is the by law of this new

- Will you create European local chapter charter members? How do they pose
regarding those of OSGeo ?

- What is the role of local national chapters ?  Do you have a list of
contacted existing european chapters and their official answer or position?
Existing European chapters will be under the European one or by side as
parallel independent entities?

- what is the relationship with FOSS4G europe and the conference committee,
if any? What kind of FOSS4G this possible europen local chapter is
pursuing? High cost and 5 star ( US style ) or low costs and 3 star ( Como
style) ?

These are some of the questions i wuould need to be answered to take a
position on this proposal....

If i missed something and answers to theese questions were already
answered, please be so patiant to point me to these answers.

Il 02/Ago/2016 15:23, "Dirk Frigne" <dirk.frigne a geosparc.com> ha scritto:

> Dear board members,
> In preparation for the board meeting next Thursday I added a new agenda
> point and copied tree points of the previous meeting agenda to the list.
> The new point is a status about the role OSGeo could play as
> participating organisation for GEO [1]. This is a follow up from the
> meeting 2016-04-14 where we discussed the potential partnership between
> GEO and OSGeo.
> about GEO in short: Established in 2005, GEO is a voluntary partnership
> of governments and organizations that envisions “a future wherein
> decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by
> coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and
> information.”
> I had a conf call July 13 with Barbara Ryan and Paulo De Salvo about a
> potential partnership.
> The main activity is brokering in Geo-Data, and they need a lot of Geo
> software. I proposed to become a partnering organisation. The role for
> OSGeo should be the advocacy within the GEO organisation to promote
> OSGeo software.
> A partnership has no cost involved. They ask if we can attend and be
> represented on the yearly conference [2] (this year November 9-10 in St
> Petersburg), we should be able to ask some of our members who is already
> attending the conference, if possible. ESA is a PO an OGC also. If we
> could people in these organisations who could represent both ...
> But I think it is important we (OSGeo) are represented in this
> organisation.
> If we agree with such a partnership I can try to find a solution for the
> participation of the general meeting and GEO could go on with their part
> of the acceptance protocol.
> For the other agenda points:
> - F2F meeting date at FOSS4G Bonn
> I send out a doodle, please fill in so we can make a decision on the
> board meeting.
> -  Official expression of interest forming a European Chapter
> I replied on all questions or remarks that where raised. So we should be
> able to vote for the recognition of the new LOC.
> - OSGeo AGM at Bonn
> Already covered in mails earlier today. I think this point is ready to
> be executed in Bonn, as Jody stated.
> greetings,
> Dirk
> [1] http://www.earthobservations.org/index.php
> [2] http://www.earthobservations.org/meetings.php
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> ir. Dirk Frigne
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