Agreed. Please ask Rich and cc the email plann...@apachecon.com. Also, are you a good person to talk to about getting the ASF membership in the OGC donated as a targeted sponsorship? Then the board has greenlit setting up a VP of OGC relations and we can use the geospatial@ for that purpose too.
Regards, KAM -- Kevin A. McGrail Asst. Treasurer & VP Fundraising, Apache Software Foundation Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171 On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:24 AM, George Percivall < gperciv...@opengeospatial.org> wrote: > Kevin, > > The email@example.com list came out of a "geospatial BoF" at Apache > conference in Vancouver two years ago. > > We should plan for a BoF during the Montreal in September. > Martin and others were key to the results of that BoF. > > Lets look toward scheduling a geospatial BoF at ApacheConNA this year. > We have a good slate of presentations for the geospatial track this year. > Probably put the BoF after that track. I will ask Rich Bowen. > > > George Percivall > CTO, Chief Engineer > Open Geospatial Consortium > gperciv...@opengeospatial.org > @Percivall > > > > On Apr 5, 2018, at 7:54 PM, Kevin A. McGrail <kmcgr...@apache.org> > wrote: > > > > Board to Bcc and Adding firstname.lastname@example.org to move this discussion > > there. > > > > Hi Martin > > > > It sounds like we have a clear requirement from the board to move forward > > so let's try and get OGC to do so. The good news is that we have the > > targeted sponsorship program so we have some clear methodoloty we can use > > for them to donate things and recognize the donation. > > > > I've been working with George Percival and Simon Chester. I just sent a > > note to George so let's not but Scott yet as a lot of people are on vacay > > this week for Easter so let's give it a few days. > > > > -- > > Kevin A. McGrail > > Asst. Treasurer & VP Fundraising, Apache Software Foundation > > Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project > > https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171 > > > > On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 5:54 PM, Martin Desruisseaux < > > martin.desruisse...@geomatys.com> wrote: > > > >> Le 05/04/2018 à 17:48, Kevin A. McGrail a écrit : > >> > >> I didn't know that list existed. I've just subscribed, thanks. And > thanks > >> for the backstory. > >> > >> Re: Membership. I had been talking to them and Chris Mattman so this is > >> great info. I'll ping them about the free membership for Apache and > see if > >> we can get this resolved so it's then a simpple matter of resolutions to > >> create the position and identify representative(s) where I agree, two > would > >> be great. > >> > >> Thanks. The OGC executive director I spoke too in 2015 is Scott Simmons > >> (but I'm not sure he remember). I'm still in touch with him sometime for > >> other topics; let me know if you want me to introduce you. > >> > >> However the situation seems to have changed since 2015. Looking at the > >> http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/members page, there is now an *"NGO / > >> Not For Profit Institute"* category. I do not remember to have seen this > >> category in 2015. This category still have a fee varying from 240 to > 1200 > >> USD, depending on the country where the institute is based (e.g. 240 for > >> Haiti, 396 for Vietnam, 1200 for USA, France or Japan). This may seem > >> surprising for a "Not For Profit Institute" category, but other members > in > >> that category are e.g. World Meteorological Organization (WMO), The > >> Aerospace Corporation, *etc.* > >> > >> However I wonder if Apache charity status can come into play; it may > still > >> be worth to contact Scott directly. > >> > >> Martin > >> > >> > >> > >