Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Regarding Instagram Page for OSGeo

2018-12-11 Thread Jeff McKenna
Great initiative Sunveer!   Regarding the page/insta account name, we 
always use "OSGeo" for our accounts, so please try that, instead of the 
longer "...foundation" name.


Thank you again for showing such initiative and caring about OSGeo!

-jeff



On 2018-12-11 10:27 AM, Sunveer Singh wrote:

sorry I forgot to include link: https://www.instagram.com/osgeofoundation/
Thank You
Sunveer
https://sunveersingh.github.io/


On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 7:56 PM Sunveer Singh > wrote:


Hello,

I am Sunveer, high school student from India, Open Source Developer.
Google Code-in 2017 Grand Prize Winner with OSGeo and Google Code-in
2018 student(Results are still to be declared for this year). I am
contributing to OSGeo projects such as GRASS GIS, PostGIS,
MapServer, gvSIG, istSOS etc. I have solved various tickets, issues
and submitted patched and created unit tests for GRASS GIS modules.

I am really active on social media like Instagram, and I found that
OSGeo is not there. So I created a OSGeo account, can I do this? I
mean posting about OSGeo's stuff. I can surely cover the outreach
GSoC and GCI, some follow up from twitter too. And If anything
wanted to be there, anyone can ping me up and I will do it. So, can
I do this?

Thank You
Sunveer
https://sunveersingh.github.io/



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Kicking off the Google Code-in contest

2018-10-23 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hello everyone!

In ~2hours the 2018 Google Code-in contest ("GCI") begins, and runs 
until about 12 December.  This will be OSGeo's second time participating 
(last year there were 3,555 students from 78 countries, aged 13-17 years 
old).  It is special to see these young students dive into FOSS4G. 
Thank you to several OSGeo projects for participating this year: istSOS, 
GeoServer, GRASS GIS, MapServer, OSGeoLive, pgRouting, PostGIS, QGIS.


Please be kind to the young students, who may be coming into your 
project's network and asking questions.  (they are completing short 3-5 
hour tasks).  They really are the future of OSGeo.


Thanks,

Victoria & Jeff (OSGeo GCI admins)

https://codein.withgoogle.com








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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Job offer in Lugano, Switzerland

2018-10-17 Thread Jeff McKenna
Hey Maxi, there is also a dedicated OSGeo mailing list for these job 
postings: subscribe at https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/jobs


-jeff



On 2018-10-16 6:20 PM, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:

Sorry for cross posting,
Geomatic division at SUPSI is looking for a young Web developer for 
supporting international research projects implementation.


University: SUPSI - IST
Location: Ticino, Switzerland
Duration: 3 years;
Position: research assistant;
Sector: geo-informatics
Deadline for submissions: 19 Oct 2018

More details here:

ITA: http://www.supsi.ch/home/supsi/lavora-con-noi/2018-10-19-bando554.html

ENG: 
http://www.supsi.ch/home/dms/supsi/docs/supsi/offerte-lavoro/2018/554_Research_assistant_in_Geo-informatics.pdf




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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Google Season of Docs (GSoD) Proposal

2018-10-16 Thread Jeff McKenna
Forwarding an idea for a possible new initiative, that some OSGeo 
projects may be interested in.  It would be good to give them feedback 
either way (through the form).



 Forwarded Message 


At the Mentor Summit we had Sarah Maddox, a tech writer at Google, come 
and talk about her idea to bring more technical writers into open source 
projects. We would like your feedback and ideas about her proposal too! 
If you are intrigued, please keep reading.



Sarah is proposing a Google Season of Docs (GSoD) to give open source 
projects more opportunities to engage with technical writers, and vice 
versa. See deck: https://goo.gl/3Bpris.



GSoD is similar to Google Summer of Code but focuses on docs and 
technical writers, rather than on code and students. The target 
participants are experienced tech writers who can work with you on your 
docs. The writing part of GSoD will run for 3 months, similar to GSoC. 
Another difference is that the technical writers will not be earning 
stipends, they will be doing this to learn more about open source code 
and working on developer focused docs with code and building their 
resume. And the writers will often have other jobs, this would be a side 
project for them (not something they will be focusing on for 30 hours a 
week - in most cases).



We think GSoD will bring benefits for both parties:

  *

Open source projects gain documentation mentors embedded into their
community.

  *

Tech writers gain mentorship in OSS and in developer products.


This deck has more details, including ideas on how the mentors will work 
with the tech writers, timing, and suggestions for projects: 
https://goo.gl/3Bpris



We're inviting you to fill out this form to help us gauge interest in 
the proposal. All feedback is welcome:


https://goo.gl/2tfUQQ


This is a proposal for a program,  it is not a confirmed program, and it 
is not clear which team at Google might manage it. Thanks!



Best,

Stephanie Taylor






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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Elections 2018 update

2018-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna

On 2018-10-08 4:59 AM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:

Thank you all for caring about OSGeo,
Vasile + Vicky & Jorge


Well said.  Thank you to each of Vasile, Vicky, and Jorge again for 
caring.  Family.  -jeff



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Elections 2018 update

2018-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna
Hi Sergio, I just returned from the FOSS4G-GOV event in Brasilia and I 
nominated several leaders from that region.  I am aware of leaders being 
nominated from Argentina and Nicaragua as well.  I agree with you that 
it is very important to have more formal representation in OSGeo from 
Iberoamérica, and we need more representation (the leaders are there, as 
you know, we just need to give them the spotlight).  -jeff






On 2018-10-08 10:00 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

I feel bad about this because I would have liked to be more active in the 
election process and being busy with other tasks I forgot about the dates. I 
was planning to introduce strongly GeoForAll Iberoamérica in these elections so 
as to have more charter members from this region. My apologies for not being 
able to do it. I will try it the next time.
Regards,

Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/


De: Discuss  en nombre de Vasile Craciunescu 

Enviado: lunes, 08 de octubre de 2018 4:59
Para: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
Asunto: [OSGeo-Discuss] Elections 2018 update

Dear all,

Just a quick recap of the 2018 Elections:

- Vicky Vergara and Jorge Gustavo Rocha volunteer to help the CRO. Thanks!

- We got 36 valid nominations. We are still expecting some confirmations
from the nominees. For this reasons we are extending the first stage of
the charter members elections with 48 hours. However, no new nominations
will be accepted. Only confirmations of nomination acceptance from the
nominees.

- The electronic voting system is ready for charter members to second
the nominations, preventing the last year stress of seconding via the
discuss mailing list. Nominal vote invitations will be sent to all our
charter members on 10 of October. Thanks to SAC for setting up the
electronic voting system and to Vicky for her magic scripts.

Thank you all for caring about OSGeo,
Vasile + Vicky & Jorge

On 9/21/18 3:26 PM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:

Dear all,

This year OSGeo elections [1] will start on Monday (September 24) with
the nomination period for new Charter Members. The nomination period
will be open for the next two weeks. Candidate review will follow. This
year, the review will be done through our electronic voting system and
*not* via email, as we got so many complains last year because of the
amount of traffic on discuss mailing list. You can read about the
changes on the amended Membership Process wiki page [2].

As I'm not standing for board reelection, I volunteer to do the CRO [3]
role one more time. OSGeo board approved this during the Dar es Salaam
face to face meeting [4]. Any volunteers that are willing to do this job
next year are welcome to contact me, work together for this elections,
to make the 2019 transition smooth.

Best,
Vasile (2018 CRO)


[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018
[2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process
[3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Chief_Returning_Officer
[4] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Face_to_Face_Meeting_Dar_es_Salaam_2018


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Regarding GCI 2018 mentorship

2018-09-24 Thread Jeff McKenna
Please also fill out this Google form with your details: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jDbLOiQpNbA4wldXo0N5cUDY6aDKkEIvouOL0osAyO0 
 thanks!


-OSGeo GCI admins



On 2018-09-24 3:04 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
Please be sure to contact OSGeo's GCI admins directly at 
gci-admin(at)osgeo(dot)org





On 2018-09-24 2:57 PM, Ankit Khatri wrote:


Hello
I am Ankit khatri a third year B.Tech student from India majoring in 
IT. I would like to be a mentor for Students in GCI 2018.Please let me 
know about the process for the same.




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Regarding GCI 2018 mentorship

2018-09-24 Thread Jeff McKenna
Please be sure to contact OSGeo's GCI admins directly at 
gci-admin(at)osgeo(dot)org





On 2018-09-24 2:57 PM, Ankit Khatri wrote:


Hello
I am Ankit khatri a third year B.Tech student from India majoring in IT. 
I would like to be a mentor for Students in GCI 2018.Please let me know 
about the process for the same.




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[OSGeo-Discuss] Call for mentors for the upcoming Google Code-In contest, for kids aged 13-17

2018-09-11 Thread Jeff McKenna
This is a call for OSGeo mentors for the Google Code-in contest (where 
short 3-5 hour tasks are created for kids aged 13-17).  OSGeo 
participated last year for the first time, where kids performed tasks 
from 11 OSGeo projects, completing 649 tasks in total over about a 6 
week span.  The tasks are short, only 3-5 hours long, and are not only 
about coding but can be documentation, testing, creating logos, videos, 
blogs, and fun things that kids like to do.


Interested mentors are asked to fill in the short Google form at 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jDbLOiQpNbA4wldXo0N5cUDY6aDKkEIvouOL0osAyO0


The contests starts 23 October and ends 12 December, but OSGeo's 
application is due this coming Monday, so we please if you're interested 
fill in that Google form right away (having mentors helps our chances to 
have the application accepted).   You can see the full timeline of the 
contest at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2018


We'll also have a quick IRC meeting this Thursday, if you have questions 
etc, please come and ask.  Time: 
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2018=09=13=16=0 
 In the IRC channel #osgeo-gsoc (connect directly in your browser 
through https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=osgeo-gsoc )


Last year we had tasks from projects such as GRASS GIS, pgRouting, 
MapServer, GeoServer, OpenLayers, OSGeoLive, PostGIS, QGIS, FOSS4G, and 
gvSIG).  Let's have more this year!!


Please share this to all OSGeo projects (official/incubation/community). 
 thanks!


-Code-in admins 2018




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[OSGeo-Discuss] News: Astrid Emde Receives 2018 Sol Katz Award

2018-09-05 Thread Jeff McKenna
(online version: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Astrid_Emde_Receives_2018_Sol_Katz_Award )


Astrid Emde was honoured with the 2018 Sol Katz Award, presented on 29 
August 2018, during the gala dinner of the FOSS4G event in Dar es 
Salaam. This was the 14th year of the award.


Astrid has been involved in FOSS for a long time, starting through her 
early Mapbender work at the CCGIS company in Germany, to becoming one of 
the leaders of the Mapbender team at the WhereGroup company, and now the 
backbone of OSGeo (working with the OSGeoLive team, helping with the 
OSGeo news items, organizing OSGeo Board meetings, processing license 
agreements as the OSGeo Secretary role, and becoming a true leader as an 
OSGeo Board of Director). Astrid is very active organizing events such 
as FOSSGIS events, the FOSSGIS e.V. local chapter events, preparing 
OSGeo booth materials, and helping organize code sprints all around the 
world.


Astrid is constantly working behind the scenes for the community, and 
her calm nature has helped many across the world to feel comfortable and 
grow.


On behalf of the OSGeo and FOSSGIS communities we congratulate and thank 
Astrid for all of her passion. Thank you Astrid, you deserve this.







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[OSGeo-Discuss] GSoC 2018 Results!

2018-08-23 Thread Jeff McKenna

Dear OSGeo community,

It is our pleasure to announce that 10 GSoC (Google Summer of Code) 
students have successfully completed the program this year through 
OSGeo! You can find out more about the completed projects at: 
https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/5051492877205504/#projects 
A total of 1,072 students from 59 countries completed the 2018 GSoC 
program; see the final announcement at 
https://opensource.googleblog.com/2018/08/thats-a-wrap-gsoc-2018.html


We would like to wholeheartedly thank all the OSGeo mentors who 
dedicated their invaluable time and experience to this program, you are 
the core of GSoC!  Thanks also to our students, we are sure you learnt a 
lot and also had some fun, and we hope you decide to remain in the OSGeo 
community becoming active developers and the future generation of GSoC 
mentors!


If you participated this year as a student or as a mentor, please take 
the time to leave us your feedback, as we try to improve the experience 
each year. We created a page 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2018_Improvements 
where you can leave your comments and suggestions, please feel free to 
expand it, or to contact us directly to discuss your ideas.


We are also collecting your questions and topics that you would like us 
to bring to the mentor summit (12-14 October, where Victoria Rautenbach, 
Vaclav Petras, and Jeff McKenna will represent OSGeo at Google 
headquarters).


That’s all for now! Stay tuned..

Your OSGeo-GSoC Admins


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Reminder: signup to help with the OSGeo Booth in Dar

2018-08-21 Thread Jeff McKenna
OSGeo events summary page updated 
(https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/) 
 - full credit to the OSGeo news team (Astrid for the initial page and 
Jorge for tackling these fixes now) and Mark of course.  -jeff




On 2018-08-21 12:55 PM, Mark Iliffe wrote:
Ha! Well, we'll all working hard to ensure that this is pulled together 
and the Gala Party is the right place to celebrate our best :-). I'll 
work with my team to ensure that this also reflected.


Cheers,

Mark

On 21 August 2018 at 11:38, Jeff McKenna <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> wrote:


Thanks Mark!  Funny thing is that I just now sent Ragnvald a direct
email about this exact topic for those updates of listing the Sol
Katz award etc in Attendify.  I didn't want to flood the mailing
list and twitter with last minute requests (I am sure that you have
many!)

No apologies needed at all.  You're all doing great.

Oh during the Gala!  That is excellent!

I can help updating the OSGeo page

(https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/

<https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/>),
but, I'll need help to update the Attendify app's "OSGeo events"
section with the correct information (this is why I emailed
Ragnvald), as it lists the student awards as occurring Friday
morning, and does not list the Sol Katz at all.

Thanks for this clarification,

-jeff



On 2018-08-21 12:30 PM, Mark Iliffe wrote:

Thanks Jeff, we're trying to tie everything together now. I'd
like to correct a few things here - my apologies, I was unaware
of the page.

The Student and Sol Katz Awards will be during the Gala, Golden
Tulip Hotel, 1700 - 2100! Transport to it is provided from the
conference venue for all registered conference attendees and
their spouses. Can you either update this/let me know who can
update it please?

Thanks!!

Mark

On 21 August 2018 at 11:17, Guido Stein mailto:gst...@appgeo.com> <mailto:gst...@appgeo.com
<mailto:gst...@appgeo.com>>> wrote:

     Thanks folks for your response. I think I am going to
attend the
     AGM, so that slot will be open soon for anyone who is
interested in
     volunteering.

     -Guido

         On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM Jeff McKenna
     mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
     <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>> wrote:

         Great, thanks Mark (the location isn't yet listed in the
         Attendify app),
         I've now updated the wiki page with this location:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2018
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2018>

<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2018

<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2018>>   -jeff



         On 2018-08-21 11:52 AM, Mark Iliffe wrote:
          > It's in the Selous main hall.
          >
          > Cheers,
          >
              > Mark
          >
          > On 21 August 2018 at 10:50, Jeff McKenna
         mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
         <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>
          > <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
         <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>>> wrote:
          >
          >     Hi Guido,
          >
          >     Regarding the AGM, which is scheduled for
Thursday 30
         August from
          >     8:00-9:00am, I am not sure of the exact location
yet.         I'm sure
          >     we'll know shortly though.
          >
          >     In general, I find this page really helpful
listing all
         of the OSGeo
          >     events for the week:
          >

https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/

<https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/>

<https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/


<https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/>>
          >   
  <https://www.osgeo.org

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Reminder: signup to help with the OSGeo Booth in Dar

2018-08-21 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thanks Mark!  Funny thing is that I just now sent Ragnvald a direct 
email about this exact topic for those updates of listing the Sol Katz 
award etc in Attendify.  I didn't want to flood the mailing list and 
twitter with last minute requests (I am sure that you have many!)


No apologies needed at all.  You're all doing great.

Oh during the Gala!  That is excellent!

I can help updating the OSGeo page 
(https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/), 
but, I'll need help to update the Attendify app's "OSGeo events" section 
with the correct information (this is why I emailed Ragnvald), as it 
lists the student awards as occurring Friday morning, and does not list 
the Sol Katz at all.


Thanks for this clarification,

-jeff



On 2018-08-21 12:30 PM, Mark Iliffe wrote:
Thanks Jeff, we're trying to tie everything together now. I'd like to 
correct a few things here - my apologies, I was unaware of the page.


The Student and Sol Katz Awards will be during the Gala, Golden Tulip 
Hotel, 1700 - 2100! Transport to it is provided from the conference 
venue for all registered conference attendees and their spouses. Can you 
either update this/let me know who can update it please?


Thanks!!

Mark

On 21 August 2018 at 11:17, Guido Stein <mailto:gst...@appgeo.com>> wrote:


Thanks folks for your response. I think I am going to attend the
AGM, so that slot will be open soon for anyone who is interested in
volunteering.

-Guido

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM Jeff McKenna
mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> wrote:

Great, thanks Mark (the location isn't yet listed in the
Attendify app),
I've now updated the wiki page with this location:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2018
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2018>   -jeff



On 2018-08-21 11:52 AM, Mark Iliffe wrote:
 > It's in the Selous main hall.
 >
 > Cheers,
 >
 > Mark
 >
     > On 21 August 2018 at 10:50, Jeff McKenna
mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
 > <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>> wrote:
 >
 >     Hi Guido,
 >
 >     Regarding the AGM, which is scheduled for Thursday 30
August from
 >     8:00-9:00am, I am not sure of the exact location yet. 
I'm sure

 >     we'll know shortly though.
 >
 >     In general, I find this page really helpful listing all
of the OSGeo
 >     events for the week:
 >

https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/

<https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/>
 >   
  <https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/ <https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/>>

 >
 >
 >     I'll ask about the AGM location now and get back to you. 
  -jeff

 >
 >
 >
 >     On 2018-08-21 11:45 AM, Guido Stein wrote:
 >
 >         Is the AGM going to be held at the booth?
 >
 >         -Guido
 >
 >         On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:56 AM Jeff McKenna
 >         mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
 >         <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>
 >         <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
 >         <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>>> wrote:
 >
 >              Please add your name to the wiki if you can help
with the
 >         OSGeo booth
 >              next week in Dar Es Salaam at FOSS4G 2018 (by
answering
 >         questions at
 >              the
 >              booth, helping pass out materials, generally
sharing the
 >         passion)
 > https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth>
 >         <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth>>  Thanks!
 >           -jeff
 >
 >
 >
 >              On 2018-07-28 1:08 PM, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
 >               > Hello all,
 >               >

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Reminder: signup to help with the OSGeo Booth in Dar

2018-08-21 Thread Jeff McKenna
Great, thanks Mark (the location isn't yet listed in the Attendify app), 
I've now updated the wiki page with this location: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2018   -jeff




On 2018-08-21 11:52 AM, Mark Iliffe wrote:

It's in the Selous main hall.

Cheers,

Mark

On 21 August 2018 at 10:50, Jeff McKenna <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> wrote:


Hi Guido,

Regarding the AGM, which is scheduled for Thursday 30 August from
8:00-9:00am, I am not sure of the exact location yet.  I'm sure
we'll know shortly though.

In general, I find this page really helpful listing all of the OSGeo
events for the week:

https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/

<https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/>


I'll ask about the AGM location now and get back to you.   -jeff



On 2018-08-21 11:45 AM, Guido Stein wrote:

Is the AGM going to be held at the booth?

-Guido

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:56 AM Jeff McKenna
mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>> wrote:

     Please add your name to the wiki if you can help with the
OSGeo booth
     next week in Dar Es Salaam at FOSS4G 2018 (by answering
questions at
     the
     booth, helping pass out materials, generally sharing the
passion)
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth>  Thanks! 
  -jeff




     On 2018-07-28 1:08 PM, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
      > Hello all,
      >
      > FOSS4G 2018 is coming closer and I am already excited to
see you
     all in
      > Dar Es Salaam soon.
      >
      > We will have an OSGeo Booth at the conference.
      >
      > With the OSGeo booth we want to welcome newcomers,  provide
     information
      > by flyers, brochures, stickers, provide space to ask
questions, get
      > involved in OSGeo, make contacts & get connections to
projects &
     local
      > chapter, meet friends & more.
      >
      > So feel invited to come to the OSGeo booth
      >
      > https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth>
      >
      > We need you to sign up to be at the booth for some hours:
      > We are looking for volunteers to be present at the booth. It
     would be
      > great if you could add your name at the schedule so we
could have
     2-3
      > people all the time at the booth
      > Everyone can make "shifts" at the booth.
      >
      >
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth#Schedule
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth#Schedule>
      >
      > Bring more material
      > The OSGeo booth should inform about OSGeo projects,
OSGeo local
     Chapters
      > or upcoming events.
      > So if you have more material you are invited to bring
sticker or
     flyer
      > to the booth
      > Please send an email to astrid_e...@osgeo.org
<mailto:astrid_e...@osgeo.org>
     <mailto:astrid_e...@osgeo.org
<mailto:astrid_e...@osgeo.org>> to let me know in advance.
      >
      > See you soon Astrid
      >


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Reminder: signup to help with the OSGeo Booth in Dar

2018-08-21 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Guido,

Regarding the AGM, which is scheduled for Thursday 30 August from 
8:00-9:00am, I am not sure of the exact location yet.  I'm sure we'll 
know shortly though.


In general, I find this page really helpful listing all of the OSGeo 
events for the week: 
https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-osgeo-events-you-should-not-miss/ 



I'll ask about the AGM location now and get back to you.   -jeff



On 2018-08-21 11:45 AM, Guido Stein wrote:

Is the AGM going to be held at the booth?

-Guido

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:56 AM Jeff McKenna 
mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> 
wrote:


Please add your name to the wiki if you can help with the OSGeo booth
next week in Dar Es Salaam at FOSS4G 2018 (by answering questions at
the
booth, helping pass out materials, generally sharing the passion)
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth  Thanks!   -jeff



On 2018-07-28 1:08 PM, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
 > Hello all,
 >
 > FOSS4G 2018 is coming closer and I am already excited to see you
all in
 > Dar Es Salaam soon.
 >
 > We will have an OSGeo Booth at the conference.
 >
 > With the OSGeo booth we want to welcome newcomers,  provide
information
 > by flyers, brochures, stickers, provide space to ask questions, get
 > involved in OSGeo, make contacts & get connections to projects &
local
 > chapter, meet friends & more.
 >
 > So feel invited to come to the OSGeo booth
 >
 > https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth
 >
 > We need you to sign up to be at the booth for some hours:
 > We are looking for volunteers to be present at the booth. It
would be
 > great if you could add your name at the schedule so we could have
2-3
 > people all the time at the booth
 > Everyone can make "shifts" at the booth.
 >
 > https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth#Schedule
 >
 > Bring more material
 > The OSGeo booth should inform about OSGeo projects, OSGeo local
Chapters
 > or upcoming events.
 > So if you have more material you are invited to bring sticker or
flyer
 > to the booth
 > Please send an email to astrid_e...@osgeo.org
<mailto:astrid_e...@osgeo.org> to let me know in advance.
 >
 > See you soon Astrid
 >



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Reminder: signup to help with the OSGeo Booth in Dar

2018-08-21 Thread Jeff McKenna
Please add your name to the wiki if you can help with the OSGeo booth 
next week in Dar Es Salaam at FOSS4G 2018 (by answering questions at the 
booth, helping pass out materials, generally sharing the passion) 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth  Thanks!   -jeff




On 2018-07-28 1:08 PM, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:

Hello all,

FOSS4G 2018 is coming closer and I am already excited to see you all in 
Dar Es Salaam soon.


We will have an OSGeo Booth at the conference.

With the OSGeo booth we want to welcome newcomers,  provide information 
by flyers, brochures, stickers, provide space to ask questions, get 
involved in OSGeo, make contacts & get connections to projects & local 
chapter, meet friends & more.


So feel invited to come to the OSGeo booth

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth

We need you to sign up to be at the booth for some hours:
We are looking for volunteers to be present at the booth. It would be 
great if you could add your name at the schedule so we could have 2-3 
people all the time at the booth

Everyone can make "shifts" at the booth.

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2018_OSGeo_Booth#Schedule

Bring more material
The OSGeo booth should inform about OSGeo projects, OSGeo local Chapters 
or upcoming events.
So if you have more material you are invited to bring sticker or flyer 
to the booth

Please send an email to astrid_e...@osgeo.org to let me know in advance.

See you soon Astrid


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Diversity in FOSS4G

2018-08-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you Adam.  I believe listening and talking directly is even more 
important in the case of events such as FOSS4G-Asia where part of the 
culture is showing respect for each other.  It takes much more of a 
boots-on-the-ground approach, to talk directly and plan in those cases.


Looking forward to continuing this discussion in person in Dar.

-jeff




On 2018-08-13 9:38 AM, adam steer wrote:

Hi all

I appreciate this topic arising. I appreciate the efforts of the FOSS4G 
Dar committee; and the reasons for their decisions. I also appreciate 
that the FOSS4G Asia LOC have a different operating environment and look 
forward to hearing about their drivers. And I appreciate discussion 
about various factors affecting diversity and audiences. From FOSS4G 
Oceania experience it’s not an easy discussion to get right - I hope we 
all make the best effort we can.


I also want to avoid papering over a substantially disheartening part of 
this particular e-mail conversation.


Earlier in this discussion thread a research paper was rolled out as 
evidence that women choose to do STEM less; with the argument following 
that aiming for levels of attendance and speakership at FOSS4G 
conferences which represent the population is over-reach; and then a few 
people jumping on the sciencing wagon.


So I read the paper. …and I'm puzzled that in 2018, such a work would be 
latched onto and held up as truth without question. I would certainly 
not try to use it as a platform to base a solid argument on.


What was more disappointing is that this work was repeatedly held up as 
canon and defended, as a counter to Maria’s patient attempts to inject 
some living experience into discussion about a topic on which she has 
invested vast time and energy (and whose initial assessment of the work 
was actually completely correct)!


A great first step to increase diversity and inclusion would be to avoid 
this type of top down lecturing and engage with experience - and then 
listen. To stories like Vicky’s. To the experience of Maria and Maria; 
to the committee from FOSS4G Asia who have made choices for reasons we 
don’t know; and from FOSS4G in Dar, who made choices for very clear 
reasons because they were able to; and aimed to have a specific impact 
(which I hope, has worked).


Back to lurking now..

Adam


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On 13 August 2018 at 21:21, Jeff McKenna <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> wrote:


Thank you for sharing these personal stories Vicky.

There are so many different cultural factors at our FOSS4G events
around the world.

How can we make sure that FOSS4G events are both diverse and inclusive?

I think the first step is always to try contacting the FOSS4G local
committee directly.  And if you are concerned of a FOSS4G event but
don't know who to contact, just send me a quick email and I'll
forward you the direct contact.  In the case of FOSS4G-Asia, I would
forward you to Nimalika from OSGeo-Sri Lanka, who has been so kind
to listen and take the advice back to her local organizing
committee, where they can discuss and make the necessary changes.

I also feel that old-school talking directly is still very
important, and look forward to speaking directly of these issues
with leaders Malena, María and others in Dar es Salaam.  This is why
I hop on a plane for a 40 hour trip, to work together on these
issues so we can all continue to create great FOSS4G events of all
sizes.

-jeff





On 2018-08-13 12:57 AM, Vicky Vergara wrote:

Hi all

I went to the last FOSS4G Asia in Hyderabad, India, within IIIT
university premises.
There I met wonderful students.
I was actually impressed with a particular female student, very
bright, and with lots of ideas to tell.

I invited her to eat out.
She could not go out of the university, because her father had
forbidden her to go out of the University premises.
I asked, where is your father?
She told me he lived about 300km to the north, and that when she
needed to go out, he would drive to take her to where she needed
to go.

Culture: not obey the (family/religion/legal) rules is not an
option.
She follows the rules, she is obedient.

What do you expect for woman who live that kind of culture, that
we don't understand, not even a 1%?
If woman like her, get invited to be a keynote speaker, what is
the probability for her to go?

Can you fight a culture that is completely different to
occid

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Diversity in FOSS4G

2018-08-13 Thread Jeff McKenna

Thank you for sharing these personal stories Vicky.

There are so many different cultural factors at our FOSS4G events around 
the world.


How can we make sure that FOSS4G events are both diverse and inclusive?

I think the first step is always to try contacting the FOSS4G local 
committee directly.  And if you are concerned of a FOSS4G event but 
don't know who to contact, just send me a quick email and I'll forward 
you the direct contact.  In the case of FOSS4G-Asia, I would forward you 
to Nimalika from OSGeo-Sri Lanka, who has been so kind to listen and 
take the advice back to her local organizing committee, where they can 
discuss and make the necessary changes.


I also feel that old-school talking directly is still very important, 
and look forward to speaking directly of these issues with leaders 
Malena, María and others in Dar es Salaam.  This is why I hop on a plane 
for a 40 hour trip, to work together on these issues so we can all 
continue to create great FOSS4G events of all sizes.


-jeff




On 2018-08-13 12:57 AM, Vicky Vergara wrote:

Hi all

I went to the last FOSS4G Asia in Hyderabad, India, within IIIT 
university premises.

There I met wonderful students.
I was actually impressed with a particular female student, very bright, 
and with lots of ideas to tell.


I invited her to eat out.
She could not go out of the university, because her father had forbidden 
her to go out of the University premises.

I asked, where is your father?
She told me he lived about 300km to the north, and that when she needed 
to go out, he would drive to take her to where she needed to go.


Culture: not obey the (family/religion/legal) rules is not an option.
She follows the rules, she is obedient.

What do you expect for woman who live that kind of culture, that we 
don't understand, not even a 1%?
If woman like her, get invited to be a keynote speaker, what is the 
probability for her to go?


Can you fight a culture that is completely different to occidental cultures?
Can you fight that culture, sitting in front of your computer, in 
England, USA, Mexico?


What would you tell her if you had that conversation?
In my particular case, I told her:
I am sure my father has the same concerns as your father, that is why he 
came with me.


And we ate in the University.

I invited my father, I paid his airplane ticket, hotel, food, souvenir, etc.
The reason that I invited him is: I wanted to fit in the culture as much 
as possible.

When passing through customs, he was called, and he had to do the talking.
When going shopping or eating, the cashier first interaction was 
directed to him.


I can't fight a culture, I have to blend in.

But I am glad that, this student's father is letting her study.
And maybe, in the future, she will have daughters that will go to the 
University and they will be able to go out of the University premises to 
eat.
And she will have grand-daughters that will can go out of the country 
(without a chaperon) and be speakers.


Regards
Vicky







On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:19 PM, Ben Caradoc-Davies > wrote:


On 12/08/18 21:14, María Arias de Reyna wrote:

No, this is not a dismissal based on opinions. It is based on facts.
This paper falls into the "correlation does not imply causation"

fallacy:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlation_does_not_imply_causation



Yes, but lack of correlation refutes causation. That is their point:
gender equality does *not* cause equality of STEM gender outcomes.

Science requires humility. There is no greater experience in science
than refuting your own hypothesis because it means that you might
have discovered something non-obvious. The obvious hypothesis in
this study was that equality of STEM gender outcomes would improve
with gender equality. Their surprising discovery is the opposite.
While there is much conjecture as to the cause, the core finding is
remarkable, good science, and worthy of publication (in my
uninformed opinion as a layman).

Kind regards,




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[OSGeo-Discuss] Reminder: Call for Nominations for the 2018 Sol Katz Award

2018-08-09 Thread Jeff McKenna

A reminder that the call for nominations ends tomorrow at the end of day.



On 2018-07-06 6:47 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation would like to open nominations for 
the 2018 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software.


(you can find more info on the Sol Katz Award wiki page
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Sol_Katz_Award)

The Sol Katz Award for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial 
(FOSS4G) will be given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership 
in the FOSS4G community. Recipients of the award will have contributed 
significantly through their activities to advance open source ideals in 
the geospatial realm.


Sol Katz was an early pioneer of FOSS4G and left behind a large body of 
work in the form of applications, format specifications, and utilities 
while at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. This early FOSS4G archive 
provided both source code and applications freely available to the 
community. Sol was also a frequent contributor to many geospatial list 
servers, providing much guidance to the geospatial community at large.


Sol unfortunately passed away in 1999 from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but 
his legacy lives on in the open source world. Those interested in making 
a donation to the American Cancer Society, as per Sol's family's 
request, can do so at https://donate.cancer.org/index.


Nominations for the Sol Katz Award should be sent to 
solkatzaw...@osgeo.org with a description of the reasons for this 
nomination. Nominations will be accepted until end-of-day August 10th 
Anywhere on Earth (https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aoe). A 
recipient will be decided from the nomination list by the OSGeo 
selection committee.


The winner of the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source 
Software will be announced at the FOSS4G 2018 event in August, in Dar es 
Salaam, Tanzania. The hope is that the award will both acknowledge the 
work of community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for 
years to come.


It should be noted that past awardees and selection committee members 
are not eligible.


Past Awardees:

  2017: Andrea Aime
  2016: Jeff McKenna
  2015: Maria Brovelli
  2014: Gary Sherman
  2013: Arnulf Christl
  2012: Venkatesh Raghavan
  2011: Martin Davis
  2010: Helena Mitasova
  2009: Daniel Morissette
  2008: Paul Ramsey
  2007: Steve Lime
  2006: Markus Neteler
  2005: Frank Warmerdam

Selection Committee 2018:

Jeff McKenna (chair)
Frank Warmerdam
Markus Neteler
Steve Lime
Paul Ramsey
Sophia Parafina
Daniel Morissette
Helena Mitasova
Martin Davis
Venkatesh Raghavan
Arnulf Christl
Gary Sherman
Maria Brovelli
Andrea Aime




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Suggestions for a background image for next OSGeoLive - with an African theme

2018-07-30 Thread Jeff McKenna
Hi Ben, you are encouraged to join the OSGeo Africa mailing list 
(subscribe at https://lists.osgeo.org/listinfo/africa).  Please let me 
know if there any issues with your subscription process.  -jeff





On 2018-07-28 7:17 PM, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
Or an historical noncolonial or postcolonial map of Tanzania or Dar es 
Salaam? Or is this even a concern? I would like advice from the LOC. It 
would be great to give Dar es Salaam the same prominence (OSGeoLive 
background) as previous FOSS4G hosts.


The Africa list rejects email from nonsubscribers such as myself.  :-(

Kind regards,
Ben.

On 29/07/18 04:15, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:

Hello all,

Ben you are with your comment.

What do you think instead about an actual OSM Map from Dar Es Salaam - 
that shows how great the region is mapped

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472

or maybe a nice photo instead of a map.

Astrid

Am 28.07.2018 00:17 schrieb Ben Caradoc-Davies:

I love historical maps. However, maps have been both the tool and
emblem of colonisation, by which Africa has been particularly badly
affected. The choice of an historical map of Africa for the OSGeoLive
background must be informed by the actions of those who used it and
their impact on the people of Africa, as well consider of the
current-day appropriateness of the labels used on the map. I would
follow the advice of the Africa Local Chapter and the Dar es Salaam
LOC.

Kind regards,
Ben.

On 28/07/18 09:23, Mark Iliffe wrote:
I would vote for the map that you'd listed, but linking in the 
Africa Local

Chapter :-)

Cheers,

Mark

On 27 July 2018 at 08:32, Cameron Shorter 
 wrote:



The time has come to select a background image for our next OSGeoLive
release, which is scheduled to be ready in time for FOSS4G Dar es 
Salaam,

and we are looking for inspiration for a background image.

Traditionally, we have drawn inspiration from the image from the
conference location, and are hoping that someone with a mapping or 
artistic
eye can suggest an interesting map, or image that we can use. The 
image
needs to be available under an open license, and will likely need 
to be

shaded so that icons will still stand out against it.

I'm wondering whether a historic navigating chart of Africa would 
be good?

Maybe something like this:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMH-7121-KB_Map_of_Africa.jpg

Or maybe a drawing of some of the big African animals.

Are there any people in the mapping or African communities who 
would be

willing to help us out here?

Warm regards,

--
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Technology Demystifier
Open Technologies and Geospatial Consultant

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[OSGeo-Discuss] new twitter account for Systems/service updates

2018-07-26 Thread Jeff McKenna
The OSGeo Systems committee (SAC) has created a new Twitter account, to 
follow service status announcements: https://twitter.com/OSGeo_SysAdmin


Several members of the team now have access to that and will share 
updates that way.


(although email is still used for announcements, sometimes email servers 
go down too)


-jeff




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

2018-07-13 Thread Jeff McKenna

A nice update from Sergio below (sorry for my poor translation):

Hi. We have added to the GeoForAll Iberoamerica wiki a section on How to 
join: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GeoForAll_Iberoam%C3%A9rica#C.C3.B3mo_unirse 
adapted from the one created for GeoForAll: 
https://www.osgeo.org/initiatives/geo-for-all/how-to-join-geo-for-all/ 
In this way all interested in joining the network will have a reference 
to which to refer.


Greetings and have a good weekend,


Sergio Acosta and Lara
Department of Geomatics
National Directorate of Topography
Ministry of Transport and Public Works
URUGUAY
(598) 29157933 ints. 20329/20330
http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/



On 2018-07-11 12:47 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
Sergio, I took a look and could not find your attempt; then I realized 
that your screenshot is for the OSGeo wiki (not the new OSGeo website) 
reset, which is a different account/environment.


Would you mind clicking this link in your browser now, and provide a 
name like "sacosta" and clicking "not a robot", and then in the channel 
type "jmckenna: hello!"  and we can figure this out there together 
https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=osgeo-sac


-jeff



On 2018-07-11 12:02 PM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

Thank you Jeff for your patience

Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/

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Enviado: miércoles, 11 de julio de 2018 11:57
Para: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
Asunto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

Hmm, I just tried to reset my own account through that link and it was
successful; I wonder if there is a special character in your account
settings somewhere causing this (I have seen that happen before with
accounts).  I'll try to check your account in the backend...

-jeff



On 2018-07-11 11:16 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:
Hi Jeff. Yes, my username is "sacosta". When I tried to reset my 
password I get an error (see image attached).


Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/

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Para: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
Asunto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

Hi Sergio,

Is your username "sacosta" ?  (using this link to search for your
username: https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/search?query=sergio )

Did you try to reset your password with this page?
https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/reset

-jeff




On 2018-07-11 9:57 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

Hi all. I am having problems trying to log in to OSGeo page. I thought
it might be that I forgot my password but when I try to receive a
temporary password via email I cannot do it. Does anybody has the same
problem?

Thanks,


Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

2018-07-11 Thread Jeff McKenna
Sergio, I took a look and could not find your attempt; then I realized 
that your screenshot is for the OSGeo wiki (not the new OSGeo website) 
reset, which is a different account/environment.


Would you mind clicking this link in your browser now, and provide a 
name like "sacosta" and clicking "not a robot", and then in the channel 
type "jmckenna: hello!"  and we can figure this out there together 
https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=osgeo-sac


-jeff



On 2018-07-11 12:02 PM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

Thank you Jeff for your patience

Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
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Enviado: miércoles, 11 de julio de 2018 11:57
Para: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
Asunto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

Hmm, I just tried to reset my own account through that link and it was
successful; I wonder if there is a special character in your account
settings somewhere causing this (I have seen that happen before with
accounts).  I'll try to check your account in the backend...

-jeff



On 2018-07-11 11:16 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

Hi Jeff. Yes, my username is "sacosta". When I tried to reset my password I get 
an error (see image attached).

Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
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Enviado: miércoles, 11 de julio de 2018 10:59
Para: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
Asunto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

Hi Sergio,

Is your username "sacosta" ?  (using this link to search for your
username: https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/search?query=sergio )

Did you try to reset your password with this page?
https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/reset

-jeff




On 2018-07-11 9:57 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

Hi all. I am having problems trying to log in to OSGeo page. I thought
it might be that I forgot my password but when I try to receive a
temporary password via email I cannot do it. Does anybody has the same
problem?

Thanks,


Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

2018-07-11 Thread Jeff McKenna
Hmm, I just tried to reset my own account through that link and it was 
successful; I wonder if there is a special character in your account 
settings somewhere causing this (I have seen that happen before with 
accounts).  I'll try to check your account in the backend...


-jeff



On 2018-07-11 11:16 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

Hi Jeff. Yes, my username is "sacosta". When I tried to reset my password I get 
an error (see image attached).

Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/


De: Discuss  en nombre de Jeff McKenna 

Enviado: miércoles, 11 de julio de 2018 10:59
Para: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
Asunto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

Hi Sergio,

Is your username "sacosta" ?  (using this link to search for your
username: https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/search?query=sergio )

Did you try to reset your password with this page?
https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/reset

-jeff




On 2018-07-11 9:57 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

Hi all. I am having problems trying to log in to OSGeo page. I thought
it might be that I forgot my password but when I try to receive a
temporary password via email I cannot do it. Does anybody has the same
problem?

Thanks,


Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] problems accessing OSGeo website

2018-07-11 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Sergio,

Is your username "sacosta" ?  (using this link to search for your 
username: https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/search?query=sergio )


Did you try to reset your password with this page? 
https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/reset


-jeff




On 2018-07-11 9:57 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:
Hi all. I am having problems trying to log in to OSGeo page. I thought 
it might be that I forgot my password but when I try to receive a 
temporary password via email I cannot do it. Does anybody has the same 
problem?


Thanks,


Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
URUGUAY
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G-Hokkaido live stream now...

2018-06-22 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Mori-san,

It is me and the whole OSGeo community that must take a moment, more 
than a moment, and thank you directly.  I have been meaning to write 
here to thank you for 12 years as President of the OSGeo-JP chapter.  I 
noticed your message a few weeks ago to the OSGeo-JP community and it 
really moved me.


What words can I say.

I can see your smile.  It is that smile and focus that has helped build 
a fun and vibrant community, and you have indeed helped grow it into one 
of the largest and most successful OSGeo chapters in the world. (so 
amazing to see your original 2006 event website ha! 
http://www.seminar.jp/osgeo/ )


But of course one of my favorite memories is still captured on the 
"About" page of the chapter website, the mola-mola group picture ha: 
https://www.osgeo.jp/about


I am of course very happy to learn that Iwasaki-san[1] has become the 
new President of the OSGeo-JP chapter, and I know that he will do an 
amazing job as well.  (others should read his Welcome from the New 
President[2]


I can go on (we have so many stories and laughs: me so confused and lost 
at Narita airport the first time haso many laughs)


My heartfelt thank you for all of your passion and time that you have 
given to OSGeo. And I know you are not going anywhere, we can't lose 
this passion, there is no on/off switch ha.


It is great to talk here with you again! :)  Have a great event there 
and please share a kampai together with Mayumi for me - I hope to share 
a laugh with you all soon.


I bow my head to you as an utmost sign of respect.

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Nobusuke_Iwasaki
[2] https://www.osgeo.jp/archives/1575

-jeff

PS. my neighbors here in Canada must think they are in Japan, hearing 
the FOSS4G-Hokkaido talks coming from my TV speakers all night tonight 
ha!  Even the 'white noise' of the chatting and networking happening 
between sessions, caught perfectly through the youtube stream and sent 
across the world to my little fishing village, calms me and makes me 
smile.  Community.



On 2018-06-22 11:31 PM, Toru Mori wrote:

Hi Jeff,

Thank you so much sharing our FOSS4G Hokkaido event.

And admire the creativity and fun of the printed program: 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkWSHSzhb7NFZlnOdxmcCeII1i7WiSOO7zghTc0/


Yeah, I even wouldn't expect to see that kind of excellent artwork. Very 
happy to work with great team.


Toru Mori OSGeo Japan


2018/06/23 11:23、Jeff McKenna <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>のメール:


Please take a brief moment to watch and hear the passion, the spirit 
and fun at FOSS4G-Hokkaido in Japan.  (currently a GeoDjango talk) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvnlZJdFdX4


And admire the creativity and fun of the printed program: 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkWSHSzhb7NFZlnOdxmcCeII1i7WiSOO7zghTc0/


:)

-jeff



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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G-Hokkaido live stream now...

2018-06-22 Thread Jeff McKenna
Please take a brief moment to watch and hear the passion, the spirit and 
fun at FOSS4G-Hokkaido in Japan.  (currently a GeoDjango talk) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvnlZJdFdX4


And admire the creativity and fun of the printed program: 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkWSHSzhb7NFZlnOdxmcCeII1i7WiSOO7zghTc0/


:)

-jeff




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] How to retire membership status?

2018-06-20 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Sara,

Although we haven't (yet) shared FOSS4G travels together I have to say 
that I truly admire your passion and efforts, and we share a lot of the 
same traits (do-ing, asking questions, diving in, etc.)  I strongly 
second Maxi's words.  You are a leader and a big part of the OSGeo 
community.  Much of what you have been saying or asking I've been 
literally taking notes of how we can improve.  In fact I see you taking 
on more of a role and not less.  I am just speaking from the heart and 
being open.


I know how the written word can be so hurtful these days (and I don't 
want / but yet know that unfortunately my own words here can be 
misinterpreted as taking one side versus another), but I hope this 
public support shown here can give you renewed hope and energy for the 
OSGeo community.


I encourage you to keep being you.

-jeff



On 2018-06-19 2:03 PM, Sara wrote:

Hello community,

Can someone point me at the relevant documentation re: retiring current 
membership status? Specifically, related to Charter membership.


I understand the processes to nominate & add new charter members but not 
clear on how current charter members can retire.


To put it another way: how to edit 
https://www.osgeo.org/about/charter-members/ 
?


Thanks,
Sara Safavi



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter members list

2018-06-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Main OSGeo website is back online, the great team at Oregon State 
University Open Source Lab http://osuosl.org/ , who donate their hosting 
to us kindly, fixed a hardware issue fast.  Please send the @osuosl team 
your thanks, karma and appreciation.  -jeff




On 2018-06-13 10:52 AM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
Sorry for that, I reported this on SAC list and Twitter but not here: 
our host (the OSUOSL lab) is experiencing an issue and we are tackling. 
(other OSGeo services such as git, trac, wiki, mail, old site not affected)


The issue seems to have started around 8:30 EST



-jeff


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2018-06-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Sorry for that, I reported this on SAC list and Twitter but not here: 
our host (the OSUOSL lab) is experiencing an issue and we are tackling. 
(other OSGeo services such as git, trac, wiki, mail, old site not affected)


The issue seems to have started around 8:30 EST



-jeff

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Same for me - the osgeo site is down :( Thanks for putting
all this work in, Vicky! 

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Osgeo presentation at a Gfoss event in Israel

2018-06-11 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Anna, Micha,

Good luck today on your presentation about OSGeo at the Tel Aviv 
event[1].  Thank you for this!  Also please share photos of the talk or 
event if you can.  :)


Thank you for representing OSGeo and sharing the passion!

-jeff


[1] 
https://www.meetup.com/Open-Source-and-Free-Software-in-Israel/events/248957391/





On 2018-05-03 9:56 AM, anna zanchetta wrote:


Hi all gfosser,

me and Micha (cc) are going to participate soon to an event which we 
didn't organize but are very happy is gonna take place in Tel Aviv on 
the 11th of June about Open Source GIS.


It will be a good opportunity to present the OSGeo activities and 
hopefully to start thinking to organize a local chapter here as well.


My question is if there is any ready material online which I could use 
for a 15-20 mins talk. Other promotional material, like stickers and 
posters, would be a plus.


Thanks.

Anna,
active in the Italian chapter few years ago, currently based in the 
Middle East




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Did you know about this? Microsoft is acquiring GitHub

2018-06-05 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Luís,

(you forgot to reply-all in your response, no problem)

Yes the OSGeo Gitea instance is fully open to anyone with an OSGeo ID, 
and you can create both public or private repositories.  I can also 
confirm that OSGeo's Gitea (https://git.osgeo.org/) has been stable for 
a while now, and most of OSGeo's system architecture files are 
leveraging it, as well as many software projects (you can browse the 
activity at https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/explore/repos).


Migration Tool
--

Once you login with your OSGeo ID (if you don't have one yet head to 
https://id.osgeo.org/) you should then see a small + icon in the top 
right, click that and select "New Migration".  There is a "Clone 
Address" field that you can then paste the link to your Github repository.


New Repository
--

You can also just create a new (public or private) repository: Once you 
login with your OSGeo ID (if you don't have one yet head to 
https://id.osgeo.org/) you should then see a small + icon in the top 
right, click that and select "New Repository".


Hope this info helps you get started. If you have any issues just head 
to the IRC channel #osgeo-sac and ask there (you can connect directly in 
your browser at https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=osgeo-sac) -jeff



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On 2018-06-05 9:24 AM, Luí­s Moreira de Sousa wrote:

Dear all,

on a more serious tone, I have a heap of personal stuff at GitHub, including my 
personal web page (more like a CV). Would it be fine to move this stuff to the 
OSGeo Gitea instance? Apparently the platform is fully open to anyone with a 
OSGeo Id (correct me if I am wrong).

Thank you.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Did you know about this? Microsoft is acquiring GitHub

2018-06-05 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thanks Jachym, yes Gitlab was also setup as another option for OSGeo 
projects (https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/SAC:GitLab), however I wasn't 
aware of its widespread use, and I haven't used it personally yet, so I 
guess Jachym can speak to its use (I note that the opening page is 
having trouble loading for me https://git.osgeo.org/gitlab).  -jeff




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On 2018-06-05 6:52 AM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:

Jeff and others,

it's worth to metion, that OSGeo uses GitLab for the infrastructure, 
since GitLab is open source project


J

po 4. 6. 2018 v 19:27 odesílatel Jeff McKenna 
mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> 
napsal:


A good time to remind projects that OSGeo has its own hosted Git
services, based on Gitea: https://git.osgeo.org which needs to be
promoted more (it's a nice option for FOSS projects).  You can sign-in
with your OSGeo ID (create an ID at
https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/create)  -jeff


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On 2018-06-04 2:18 PM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:
 > https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/​
 >
 >
 > Sergio Acosta y Lara
 > Departamento de Geomática
 > Dirección Nacional de Topografía
 > Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
 > URUGUAY
 > (598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
 > http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Did you know about this? Microsoft is acquiring GitHub

2018-06-04 Thread Jeff McKenna
A good time to remind projects that OSGeo has its own hosted Git 
services, based on Gitea: https://git.osgeo.org which needs to be 
promoted more (it's a nice option for FOSS projects).  You can sign-in 
with your OSGeo ID (create an ID at https://id.osgeo.org/ldap/create)  -jeff



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On 2018-06-04 2:18 PM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/​


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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: FOSSGIS 2018 Videos in AV-Portal

2018-05-31 Thread Jeff McKenna

Sharing nice news from Bastian (pardon my bad translation attempt below).


 Forwarded Message 

Hi list,

This year has taken a little longer, but now it is finally done: the 
videos of the FOSSGIS Conference 2018 in Bonn are available in the AV 
portal of the TIB.


https://av.tib.eu/series/450/fossgis+konferenz+2018+bonn+21+24+marz+2018

Best regards
Bastian

---


Liebe Liste,

in diesem Jahr hat es leider etwas länger gedauert, doch nun ist es 
endlich vollbracht: die Videos der FOSSGIS-Konferenz 2018 in Bonn sind 
im AV-Portal der TIB verfügbar.


https://av.tib.eu/series/450/fossgis+konferenz+2018+bonn+21+24+marz+2018
Herzliche Grüße
Bastian
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FOSSGIS Veranstaltungen 2018
https://www.fossgis.de/node/306

FOSSGIS e.V, der Verein zur Förderung von Freier Software aus dem
GIS-Bereich und Freier Geodaten!
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] PyWPS is now OSGeo Project

2018-05-31 Thread Jeff McKenna
Congratulations to the whole PyWPS community, and thank you Tom for your 
effort!  By the way, yesterday morning I actually presented this 
graduation news to the whole Canadian Cartographic Association 
conference attendees.  When I was preparing I noticed that PyWPS was 
still listed as in-incubation on the Incubator wiki, so I have updated 
that and also listed its related documents in the "Graduated" section of 
the wiki (I've been doing this for a while now, to have an archive of 
the process, without having to search years of email archives); it would 
be great if you can also check the list and make sure the information is 
correct https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Incubation_Committee#Graduated


-jeff

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On 2018-05-30 5:15 PM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:

*PyWPS finished the OSGeo incubation process*

On April 11th 2018, OSGeo Board of Directors recognized [1] PyWPS 
project as an official OSGeo project, thanks to the efforts of the PyWPS 
Project Steering committee and Tom Kralidis, our incubation mentor. The 
incubation process started 9 years ago [2] and was one of the longest 
processes within the OSGeo ecosystem. Over this time, PyWPS demonstrated 
[3] a stable community, evolving into version 4 with completely new code 
base and license change, took part on several Google Summer of Code 
events, formed a Project Steering Committee [4] and many more.


*About PyWPS*
PyWPS (http://pywps.org) is an implementation of the Web Processing 
Service standard from the Open Geospatial Consortium. PyWPS is written 
in Python. It enables integration, publishing and execution of Python 
processes via the OGC WPS standard.


PyWPS is Open Source and released under an MIT license.

*About OSGeo*
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo http://osgeo.org) is a 
not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption 
of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation 
devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven 
development.


[1] 
https://www.loomio.org/d/vcAgpzQl/recognize-pywps-as-a-new-osgeo-project-with-jachym-as-vp-of-pywps-within-our-organization-and-an-initial-committee-budget-of-2000-usd-for-2018

[2] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/337
[3] https://github.com/geopython/pywps/wiki/ProjectGraduationChecklist
[4] http://pywps.org/development/psc.html
[5] http://pywps.org/2018/05/30/incubation.html

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[OSGeo-Discuss] coding begins for Google Summer of Code 2018

2018-05-17 Thread Jeff McKenna
A reminder that this week kicked off the start of the coding period for 
GSoC, which will run until August.  You can follow along the progress of 
OSGeo's 13 university students as they work on various enhancements (to 
GRASS GIS, istSOS, pgRouting, etc) by following each student's wiki page 
at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2018_Accepted


You can also join the SoC mailing list to follow the weekly reports 
throughout the summer: https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/soc


Please help the student developers when possible and welcome them into 
our OSGeo family.  Thank you,


-GSoc Admins 2018





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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Call for Abstract - FOSS4G Asia 2018

2018-03-14 Thread Jeff McKenna



  *FOSS4G Asia 2018*




  *Moratuwa, Sri Lanka*



*"Open Source for Sustainable Development"*

*December 2nd – 5th 2018*

Abstract Submission is Open 



Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to 
submit abstracts for the ***FOSS4G-Asia 2018 conference*  to be held in 
*Moratuwa, Sri Lanka* during the period of ***02nd - 05th December , 
2018* at the *Department of Town & Country Planning, University of 
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.*


Register 



Submit your Abstract 



*Please submit abstracts by ;*

* 01 May 2018
General Track 
* 
*15 July 2018
Academic Track 
*




*Important Dates*
*Academic Track
(Full papers and presentation)* *General Track
(Abstracts and presentation)*   *Workshop
(Call for proposals)*
*Call for abstracts *   25 February 201825 February 201825 
February 2018
*Abstract submission deadline*  01 May 2018 15 July 201830 July 2018
*Acceptance notification of abstract*	15 June 2018	01 August 2018	15 
August 2018

*Deadline of submission of full papers* 15 July 2018N/A N/A
*Notification of review results of full papers* 01 September 2018   N/A 
N/A
*Deadline of registration for conference*	15 September 2018	15 September 
2018	15 September 2018

*Deadline of final submission*  01 October 2018
(Camera ready paper)01 November 2018
(Final presentation)15 October 2018
(Workshop brief and schedule)

*                                                 The theme of the 
Conference is*


*            “Open Source for Sustainable Development"*


*Papers and presentations are invited in areas covering,
but not limited to, the following sub themes*

*1.Development of Geospatial Applications using Free and Open Source 
Software*

*2.FOSS4G in Business Innovation*
*3.Geo spatial information Services for Urban Management/Urban and 
Regional Planning/Urban Design and Good Governance*

*4.Open and Proprietary Software: Building Bridges*
*5.Open Data, Data Collection and Visualization for Societal GIS*

*6.Open Hardware, Geo-IoT, Geo-BIM/CIM*
*7.Geo-data Analytics and machine/deep learning*
*8.FOSS4G in Education and Research*
*9.FOSS4G Philosophy, Goals, Complexities and Challenges*
*10.Other topics related to Free and Open Source Software, Data and 
Standards*


*Awards & Scholarships *

1.FOSS4G-Asia 2018 best paper awards (each sub theme)

2. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 best presentation award

3. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 best poster award

4. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 student (Undergraduates or Postgraduate) / young (35 
years or less) presentation award


5. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 student (Undergraduates or Postgraduate) / young (35 
years or less) poster award


6. OSGeo-Sri Lanka best presentation award (Only for Participants from 
host country)


7. OSGeo-Sri Lanka best poster award (Only for Participants from host 
country)


8. OSGeo-Sri Lanka best student presentation award (Only for 
Undergraduates from host country)


9. OSGeo-Sri Lanka best student poster award (Only for Undergraduates 
from host country)
*More Information * 



All accepted full papers will be published in the *FOSS4G-Asia 2018 
conference proceedings *USB and *selected peer-review full papers in the 
acadmic track* will be invited to publish in the following journals


* 


*

*Main Organizers


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2018 sponsorship

2018-02-26 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Stefano,

It is hard to add points here that aren't covered by the responses from 
all of the community leaders speaking here (even just considering 
everyone's backgrounds who are speaking here is quite fascinating, and a 
great sign of our passion for FOSS4G).


I only want to encourage this sharing, sharing your thoughts, asking 
questions and listening.  I think you asked a good question, that is 
quite healthy to discuss here with the community.


To be honest, when Venka, Markus and I first discussed creating a global 
"FOSS4G" event in 2004 we really had no idea where it would take us, or 
how it would go on to change the whole industry and spread across the 
whole globe.  But how did that happen?  Was it because we were so 
structured in what we required for a FOSS4G?  Opposite in fact: it 
spread because of our passion and openness: everyone from anywhere was 
welcome to share, laugh, learn, and be open.


I have personally moved my efforts from the global events to the smaller 
regional FOSS4G events, but the OSGeo Conference Committee is doing a 
good job in managing the FOSS4G-global process. Can things be 
improved/adapted as we all grow together?  Absolutely!  And part of that 
is talking and sharing ideas and concerns.


I find that when the topic of money comes up things become very 
delicate.  OSGeo Boards have been discussing sponsorship and revenue for 
a long time, and it is not easy as the OSGeo foundation needs money for 
infrastructure, but where should that revenue come from, should it come 
from a big global FOSS4G, or some other source?  Sponsorship is just one 
way (and we can always improve on those sponsorship requirements too).


Your question brings up more and more questions.  And I don't have the 
answers.  But talking about this is a good thing, as it shows that you 
and the community members care.


Please though know that you are not alone, you are big part of the 
passionate OSGeo community and your voice matters.


Thanks for this, I really appreciate hearing from you and everyone else.

Love,

-jeff







On 2018-02-25 10:26 AM, Stefano Campus wrote:

Hi,
I see ESRI is one of the sponsor of FOSS4G 2018.
Do the OSGeo Board and Local Committee think it is appropriate?
Our Romans ancestors used to say: 'Pecunia non olet' (money don't smell) 
but sometimes...


Thank you for your reply

Stefano Campus



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Happy 12th Birthday to OSGeo

2018-02-04 Thread Jeff McKenna
Please share a slice of virtual cake today to thank so many students and 
professionals for sharing, learning, and helping others with their 
spatial information through all of these years. Happy birthday OSGeo!  :)



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Website 15th relaunch - members and local chapters

2018-01-11 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Zoltan,

Actually it is not required for a local chapter to be a legal body; the 
Hungary chapter should send a request to the OSGeo Board to become a 
formal chapter.  :)   -jeff








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On 2018-01-11 8:27 AM, Siki Zoltan wrote:

Dear Jody,

our local chapter (Hungary) is the "in Formation" category on the old 
OSGeo web page. We have no legal body, which blocks to be an official 
local chapter (AFAIK). I can't see two categoties of local chapters on 
the new home page. Can I add non-official Hungarian local chapter to the 
list?


Best regards,
Zoltan

On Wed, 10 Jan 2018, Jody Garnett wrote:


Great news coming out of the system admin meeting - the OSGeo website is
scheduled to go live Jan 15th!

The "staging" website is located here: https://staging.www.osgeo.org

1. Login with your OSGeo id <https://staging.www.osgeo.org/osgeo_userid>

2. Fill in your profile information, taking special care to provide a 
photo

and add yourself to your local chapter, along with any projects or
committees you take part in.

We especially need your help reaching out to local chapters.

* https://staging.www.osgeo.org/local-chapters/

While our map (click filter to toggle on the map) is filling up some 
of the

pages like OSGeo India are empty placeholders.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this in 2017.


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] (no subject)

2017-12-26 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you for the great introduction Tri, and welcome to the OSGeo 
community :)  -jeff




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On 2017-12-26 1:37 PM, Tri Truong wrote:

Hello everyone,
I am Tri Truong, a student participating in the Google Code-In 2017. I 
am currently attending a public high school as a senior, and will be 
working with and contributing to the OSGeo community by the time I 
participate at the GCI 2017. Here's my OSGeo wiki page, if you wish to 
know more about me: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/18ttruongk 
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/18ttruongk>


Thank you, hoping to contribute to the OSGeo community.

2017-12-26 10:08 GMT-08:00 Tri Truong <18ttruo...@gmail.com 
<mailto:18ttruo...@gmail.com>>:


Hello everyone,
I am Tri Truong, a student participating in the Google Code-In 2017.
I am currently attending a public high school as a senior, and will
be working with and contributing to the OSGeo community by the time
I participate at the GCI 2017. Here's my OSGeo wiki page, if you
wish to know more about me: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/18ttruongk
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/18ttruongk>

Thank you, hoping to contribute to the OSGeo community.

Tri Truong






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[OSGeo-Discuss] Merry Christmas

2017-12-24 Thread Jeff McKenna
Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy holidays, to all of 
the OSGeo communities all over the world :)  Let's all make 2018 another 
year of sharing, learning, and laughing.  Merry Christmas from Canada.


-jeff


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and Google Code-in - a half time report: a success

2017-12-15 Thread Jeff McKenna

Thanks Helli!

For others: we are at exactly 36% through the contest (a nice 
'unofficial' page to follow for stats is http://gci-leaders.netlify.com/).


I wish all of OSGeo could see the activity and enthusiasm of these kids 
for OSGeo, it is really something, and gives the whole community a blast 
of fun! :)


GCI will truly will be a part of OSGeo every year from now on...

-jeff (part of the first GCI admin team)



On 2017-12-15 5:57 PM, Helmut Kudrnovsky wrote:

Dear OSGeo community,

Google Code-in is in on the way to half time of the young students contest and 
it can be called a success.

Some general stats over all participating orgs [1]:

* Total registered students: 6,146
* Number of students who have completed at least one task: 1,573 (51% of those 
students have completed more than 3 tasks, earning them a GCI t-shirt)
* Total number of tasks completed: 5,499
* Most tasks completed by one student: 39

Regarding OSGeo, our mentors are doing an amazing work to help young students 
to complete taks. A big thank you to our mentors!

GCI tasks are create by these OSGeo projects and initiatives:

FOSS4G, GeoServer, GeoTools, GRASS GIS, gvSIG, MapServer, OpenLayers, OSGeo, 
OSGeoLive, pgRouting, PostGIS,  QGIS

Are you interested in these tasks, have a look in [2].

Also young students are very motivated to try completing OSGeo tasks:

* 121 tasks are already done by students

That's great: videos how to use/install OSGeo software, T-shirts for coding 
sprints, graphics for manual pages and many more.

As an example [3]:

* d.rgb: added figure to example, thanks to Jerry Huang and Google Code-in

Stay tuned! And help young students when they're asking on the MLs. It's their 
first step to join our community.

Kind regards
Helmut (on behalf of the OSGeo GSoC/GCI admin team)


[1] 
https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/12/google-code-in-is-breaking-records.html
[2] https://codein.withgoogle.com/tasks/?sp-organization=5139786496999424
[3] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/grass-commit/2017-December/042808.html



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: FOSS4G-SOTM-Oceania 2018

2017-12-09 Thread Jeff McKenna
A wonderful update from John & team about a new FOSS4G-SoTM Oceania 
event for 2018!





 Forwarded Message 


http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/FOSS4G-SOTM-Oceania-update-next-committee-meeting-tp5345821.html











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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Second OSGeo Ireland Symposium

2017-12-09 Thread Jeff McKenna

Heads-up for another great OSGeo Ireland event in 2018...




 Forwarded Message 

Hi All,

This is a preannouncement to let you know that we have started to 
organise our second OSGeo Ireland Symposium, which will be held at the 
end of May 2018 in Portlaoise. We will be in touch in due course with 
more details and calls for presentations/workshops.


Please contact myself, Peter or one of the committee if you are 
interested in helping out.


Regards,

Daniel McInerney.


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] An update on the FOSS4G 2017 Boston Academic Track Proceedings readership

2017-12-04 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you Charlie for the nice update.  I am proud to have participated 
in the academic track, by reviewing 3 papers, and I often think of the 
wonderful academic ice breaker at the MIT pavilion (the boat ride was so 
special to me).  Thank you to Mohammed, Andy, Franz-Josef, Erin, Charlie 
and whole team for the great work organizing it all.  And 
congratulations to you Charlie as a GeoAmbassador, well deserved. 
Family.-jeff



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On 2017-12-04 12:09 PM, Charlie Schweik wrote:

Dear OGGeo and GeoForAll colleagues,

*1) An update on FOSS4G 2017 Boston Academic proceedings readership*

One of the nice things about using the Scholarworks system [1] for 
managing production and hosting FOSS4G conference open access academic 
proceedings is that the Scholarworks system provides regular reporting 
of readership and downloads.


FYI, since 9/5/2017, the FOSS4G 2017 full Academic Proceedings has been:

- downloaded 135 times;
- accessed from 75 different universities;
- representing 68 different countries.

I can send a map screen shot if anyone is interested.

*2) Also, FYI, *

- Dr. Franz-Josef Behr, Mohammed Zia, and our Scholarworks support 
person Erin Jerome at UMass Amherst are working to get the 2016 FOSS4G 
Bonn proceedings up on this site as Volume 16; and,


- Zia and I are in communication with FOSS4G NA academic chair Steve 
Liang about the possibility of using this system to support the 
production of their FOSS4G NA conference Academic Proceedings.


- If there are any other upcoming FOSS4G regional conferences who would 
like to use this system for their proceedings, please contact me.


*3) The OSGeo Journal page needs updating*

Somehow we now need to update the OSGeo Journal webpage [2] updated to 
reflect these developments. Can anyone help me with that?


Thanks to Mohammed Zia, Erin Jerome and Andy Anderson for their ongoing 
support of this effort, and to my university for providing the 
Scholarworks system at no cost to our community.


Cheers,

Charlie Schweik

[1] http://scholarworks.umass.edu/foss4g/
[2] https://journal.osgeo.org/index.php/journal

---
Professor
Department of Environmental Conservation &
School of Public Policy
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] R: New Member to the OSGeo community!

2017-12-02 Thread Jeff McKenna

Thanks Ameya.  Welcome again to the OSGeo community :)  -jeff





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 Messaggio originale 
Da: Ameya Deshmukh <ameyad2...@gmail.com>
Data: 02/12/17 16:45 (GMT+01:00)
A: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
Oggetto: [OSGeo-Discuss] New Member to the OSGeo community!

Hello everyone,
I am Ameya Deshmukh, a student participating in the Google Code-In 2017. 
I study in class 10, and will be working with and contributing to the 
OSGeo community in my time at the GCI 2017. Here's my OSGeo wiki page, 
if you wish to know more about me: wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Ameyad22 
<http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Ameyad22>

Thank you, hoping to contribute to the community
Ameya Anand Deshmukh



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] (no subject)

2017-12-02 Thread Jeff McKenna

Thank you Shameek and welcome to the OSGeo community! :)

-jeff

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On 2017-12-02 11:33 AM, Shameek Dutta wrote:

I am a new member of the OSGeo community.
This is my new wiki page-https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Shameek_Dutta



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] My new page - surflou

2017-12-02 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Surflou, welcome to the OSGeo community!

-jeff

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On 2017-12-02 6:23 AM, KAWAII SURFLOU wrote:

Hi!
I wanna tell you that I created a new page on OsGeo page: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:SURFLOU 
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:SURFLOU>. You can check it out.

Greetings,
Surflou


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GCI 2017 Wiki Page

2017-12-01 Thread Jeff McKenna

Thank you A.L. !

(for others: students of the Google Code-in are adding themselves to the 
OSGeo wiki members map)


-jeff


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On 2017-12-01 4:14 PM, Anne Li wrote:

Link: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Algci2017



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Code-in contest starts tomorrow

2017-11-27 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi all,

A little note to the whole OSGeo community that the Google Code-in 
contest begins tomorrow at 17:00 UTC.  Please keep in mind that a 
possible 1400+ students, aged 13-17 and from 500+ schools across the 
world can be diving into the OSGeo community, and asking questions on 
your project's email list, IRC/gitter/slack channels.  Please be extra 
kind to questions over the next 2 months (until 17 January).


I also want to take the time to thank those volunteers for mentoring the 
students, and who have created short tasks (that take 3-5 hours to be 
completed over 5 days) for OSGeo projects & initiatives, so that young 
students from all over the world get exposed to the OSGeo family's 
passion for sharing :)


  Project / Mentors
  -

  FOSS4G: Yewondwossen Assefa, Jeff McKenna
  GeoServer: Victoria Rautenbach
  GeoTools: Vicky Vergara Castillo
  GRASS GIS: Veronica Andreo, Luca Delucchi
  gvSIG: Nadia Chaer, Sergio Acosta y Lara, Antonio Zito Camacho, Mauro 
Carlevaro, Carlos I. Colombana

  MapServer: Yewondwossen Assefa, Jeff McKenna
  OpenLayers: Victoria Rautenbach
  OSGeoLive: Vicky Vergara Castillo, Maoguang Wang
  OSGeo: Yewondwossen Assefa, Jeff McKenna
  pgRouting: Vicky Vergara Castillo, Maoguang Wang, Vidhan Jain, Daniel 
Kastl, Rohith Reddy Sankepally

  PostGIS: Victoria Rautenbach, Vicky Vergara Castillo
  QGIS: Victoria Rautenbach

  Administrators
  --

  Margherita Di Leo
  Florin Cioloboc
  Helmut Kudrnovsky
  Jeff McKenna

  Kickoff time: 
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2017=11=28=17=0=0


  More info for students: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Recommendations_for_Students



-jeff on behalf of GCI admins, 2017






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[OSGeo-Discuss] Call for Volunteers for Geodata Committee

2017-11-25 Thread Jeff McKenna

Dear OSGeo community,

We are all aware of how important Open data is for our community, and 
for the mission of OSGeo.  Most of you are aware that the OSGeo 
foundation has a committee dedicated to this, called the Geodata 
Committee; however the reality is that this committee is quiescent/not 
active/at rest, as its mailing list has not really been used since a 
message was posted in May of 2015 (which no one answered actually).


The Geodata Committee is still listed as a working committee on the 
OSGeo website, and points to a page[1] that contains the mailing list 
and the wiki.  The mailing list has 387 members, and the archives go all 
the way back to March of 2006.  Back in those days, the committee would 
meet regularly on IRC and it was very vibrant (thanks to Jo, Arnulf, and 
the many early visionaries pushing forward and sharing).


More recently, there was a "reboot" push for this committee around 2012, 
and also another one in October of last year.  Of course there were 
likely many other attempts, but those are the ones that come to mind.


We believe that open data is even more critical to the mission of OSGeo 
today, and a strong relationship with the various data communities is 
important for the health of the ecosystem.  We also look to the massive 
success of GeoForAll for sharing the passion for education and Open as a 
great example of what we can all do together.


Would you be willing to help revive the OSGeo Geodata Committee?  It 
would be great to hear more thoughts and ideas on this.  It does not 
seem right to dissolve the committee; in fact we want the opposite to occur.


Thank you,

Maria, Codrina, Vasile, Jeff on behalf of the OSGeo Board of Directors

[1] http://www.osgeo.org/content/projects/geodata.html










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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Search

2017-11-20 Thread Jeff McKenna

On 2017-11-20 4:41 PM, Andy Anderson wrote:


But this is just on the Discuss page, so I should also ask … are these pages 
generated from a template that could be hacked instead to apply it to all of 
our lists?
No (I wish though), but if you ever need any of them changed just ping 
me.  -jeff




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Search

2017-11-20 Thread Jeff McKenna

On 2017-11-20 2:10 PM, Andy Anderson wrote:

We should consider hacking mailman to change the archives link on this page:

https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

to point here instead:

https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/

— Andy


hacked ;)

-jeff



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Search

2017-11-20 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Wirchen,

The easiest way to search the archives is through Nabble: 
http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/


-jeff



On 2017-11-20 1:20 PM, Wirchen Lamas wrote:
>
> Please,
>
>
> How do I search the mailing list archives?
>
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Announcing the FOSS4G Advent Calendar 2017

2017-11-19 Thread Jeff McKenna

sharing a wonderful tradition from the OSGeo-Japan local chapter...


 Forwarded Message 

Dear OSGeo.JP and all,

This is Iwasaki-san @ OSGeo.JP.

Well, as the annual tradition, we will do a FOSS4G Advent Calendar 2017 
this year too!


If you are new to the FOSS4G Advent Calendar, you may not understand at 
all what it is, so I will explain roughly: each person uploads the 
material to the blog or slide share about a topic on FOSS4G, and shares 
it on a specific day in the calendar.
Since it has been done since 2011, there are summaries on the following 
sites, so I think that you can understand it if you can see it.


https://qiita.com/advent-calendar/2017/foss4g

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Anyway, it is a year-end festival so we are waiting for your participation!

thank you,

-
Nobusuke Iwasaki






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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] WIKI OSGeo User talk Spam

2017-11-17 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Ravi,

I have tested this on your talk page, I just added a Youtube link on 
your page at the bottom.  To do this the wiki asked me to enter a 
CAPTCHA term first.   Did you enter the CAPTCHA term properly?  -jeff





On 2017-11-17 10:35 AM, Ravi Kumar wrote:

My User talk https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli
is not accepting youtube / google+ or dropbox links.

Only now.. It is some spam guard doing it's job I think.

But then how can I link my presentations !!

Pl solve this..

Ravi Kumar






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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Collaborate with the gvSIG project

2017-11-16 Thread Jeff McKenna

An important message from the gvSIG Association...


 Forwarded Message 

Hi all,

as you know, the gvSIG project grows thank to the services that gvSIG 
Association offers (training, support, developments...) and thank to the 
few contributions done by the Community. All these contributions revert 
in the project, to fix errors and develop new functionalities; to 
maintain the project structure and infrastructure.


Have you saved a good bit of money in licenses thank to gvSIG? Have you 
been able to generate training services or any other type of services? 
Have you been able to develop your solutions on gvSIG?


Maybe you should do your bit to help.

Any contribution is very good for the project, and it helps to make 
gvSIG sustainable and allows it to continue growing.


For contributions you have this link: http://www.gvsig.com/en/contribution

Thank you very much in advance!


--

*Mario Carrera*

Training, Language and Communication Manager. gvSIG Association

Responsable de Formación, Internacionalización y Difusión. Asociación gvSIG

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: David Hastings has passed away

2017-11-14 Thread Jeff McKenna
Very sad news indeed.  Even if you never got to meet David, you were all 
affected: he was a huge part of the first FOSS4G event in Bangkok in 
2004, where Markus, Venka and myself spent so much time with him, 
talking, sharing, which gave us strength for the next steps in creating 
a global FOSS4G event.  David owes much credit and respect from our 
global community for his tireless vision.  David spent much time in all 
parts of Asia sharing his passion.  My thoughts to his family.  Very 
sad.  -jeff





 Forwarded Message 

Dear All,

I am very sorry to convey this sad news on this list.

A dear friend and an early pioneer of the GRASS team,
David Hastings passed away in the Hospital in Colorado
on Monday 13 November as 11.25am.

David was a member of the GRASS-GIS Interagency Steering
Committee (GIASC) since 1987. I think he was a member till he passed
away, since  GIASC was never formally disbanded.

Besides his several other accomplishments, David is also an author of the
Linux " GRASS HOWTO" [1].

David was diagnosed with a serious illness in May, 2016 and could
not recover.

Thanks David for your contributions to GRASS, RIP.

Venka

[1] http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/GIS-GRASS/

Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan
Osaka City University, Japan



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Mapping Event to celebrate OSM Geo Awareness week -2017.- University of Peradeniya

2017-11-12 Thread Jeff McKenna

Forwarding nice news from OSGeo Sri Lanka chapter...


 Forwarded Message 


Dear all,

OSGeo Sri lanka community and PGIS, University of Peradeniya are happy 
to invite you to an OpenStreetMap (OSM) Mapping event scheduled on 
Sunday 19th  November at the PGIS , University of Peradeniya to 
celebrate the OSM Geo Awareness week -2017.


OSM is a free, editable map of the whole world that is being built by 
volunteers largely from scratch and released with an open-content 
license.  OSM comes with a powerful editing tools and you will create 
OSM data to map our surrounding in the event. We will map some landslide 
/ flood prone areas which are continuously affected by frequent bad 
weather conditions so that everybody will be benefitted.


No prior experience is expected and all are welcome! This will be an 
interactive workshop.


Please see the following flyer for details and share with others

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yHb5NwPLH2kHWP-kJs30qtcQ9b-XrpsE/view?usp=sharing

Please register for the event via the following link

https://goo.gl/forms/arOlZBCxY1EYNKCC2

Thanking you


--
Nimalika Fernando
OSGeo-Sri Lanka




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Welcome OSGeo Board

2017-11-01 Thread Jeff McKenna
Ravi, another interesting link to your message is that we are being 
warned of the intense IRC use by 13-17 students during the Code-In 
exercise (28 November to  18 January) - isn't it great to help the 
future leaders of OSGeo from all over the world?! :)  Let's all now help 
to spread the OSGeo goodness and do whatever we call can to help.  Like 
you said, join, share, learn, and have fun.   -jeff




On 2017-11-01 12:22 AM, Ravi Kumar wrote:

Hi Board and Charter,

welcome New Board.. Let us the charter members of OSGeo Join on the IRC 
Chat of all board meetings, and nearly make it an all encompassing worldly,

  'Rainbow coalition'.

Charter pl see

1. Make your OSGeo advocate page
2. OSGeo User Talk
3. Subscribe to OSGeo Board List to know whats-up, and join IRC Chat

“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that 
yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”
― Kahlil Gibran 
, The 
Prophet 


Ravi



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] My feelings about board elections

2017-10-30 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Volker,

I spoke with Vicky this afternoon and even just the nomination for the 
Board is beginning to open doors for her locally, to help spread OSGeo 
to more audiences.  Yes it can help, but I can see your point.  I think 
the new formal OSGeo-Europe initiative is a good example to examine, 
where a formal structure is in place now, to use for times when formal 
support or representation must be shown, and yet not need the OSGeo 
Board for its support.


-jeff



On 2017-10-30 7:22 AM, Volker Mische wrote:

Hi all,

I've a question in regards to how important it is to be a board member
if you represent the OSGeo.

I've never represented the OSGeo outside a FOSS4G and not outside of the
western world. Hence I don't know how important it is to have some
official title if you talk to institutions/agencies/governments. Does it
make a difference?

Do you need to be a board member or could it also be a role in your
local chapter?

Cheers,
   Volker


On 10/29/2017 03:17 PM, Sanghee Shin wrote:

Dear All,

  


First of all I'd like to give my sincere congratulations to newly
elected board members. Here I want to share some of my feelings around
this board elections.

  


1. Needless to say all new board members are deserved to win the
election. However as a whole, now we have all WHITE board of directors
only from Europe and North America. We've talked about the importance of
diversity and inclusiveness many times so far, however the reality is
like this. Please don't get me wrong. I'm not writing this because of my
failure in an election. Being nominated and encouragement to run the
election was just great honour to me. For me as Asian, one of most
shocking and disappointing moment in this election was Venka's failure
in an election. Venka has contributed so much to Asian community over
the last 2 years. His contributions and activities reached out not only
to Japan but also to Thailand, Vietnam, India and sometimes to Korea as
well. He also put so much efforts organizing FOSS4G Asia this year. And
I know as a former board member how he restlessly carried out his duty
as president of OSGeo. And finally he failed! I know he didn't answer to
some of quesitons to nominees during the election period. Ok, it’s
excuse however he and I was being tied up with handling a urgent issue
in community. Anyway I and other Asian friends are so shocked that he
was not elected! I bet other Asian members share the same feeling. The
result gave the clear meaning to Asian community, "If Venka can't be a
board member of OSGeo, nobody can be forever from Asia." I already saw
many complaints and discouragement in Asian community. I believe regions
other than Europe and NA have the rights to be reprensented failry. So,
I'd like to ask new board members to fix this kind of wrong
representation of board configuration by adopting new election rules.

  


2. I believe Jeff McKenna's ambiguous behaviours around election period
made both him and OSGeo untrustworthy. I don't want to mention again
here some of concerns over him in detail during the election. One thing
I'd like to point out is his un-withdrwal from board election after
disclosing the results. Nothing personal, Jeff. Actually I tried to
accept and understand this situation so many times for a couple of days,
but I failed to accept. We're not the children in the kindergarten! How
can it be happened? The last thing I did as a former board member was
approving the motion, "This board election is valid." I was able to
block the motion however I approved the motion. Because I accepted his
withdrawal as sincere one and trusted him. I'm feeling my good intention
was being betrayed. I know I don't have any rights now to change my
previous decision and I don't want to criticise someone here. New board,
this case cleary has shown that there's big loophole in our election
process. If OSGe can't fix it, OSGeo will lose trust and credibility.
Board, you need to bear in mind that there's already bunch of sign of
loosing trust from community.

  


Many mentioned that OSGeo is run by Do-ocracy. I believe the basis of
Do-ocracy is recognizing of someone's work and trust. If someone's
hardwork is not recognized and acknowledged fairy, who will want to jump
into the matters to fix it? And if someone can't trust the organization,
who wants to put their precious time and efforts to untrustworthy one?

  


If OSGeo lose the trust, it will lose everything. OSGeo is just shell.

  


Best regards,

신상희
---
Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
www.gaia3d.com

  

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] My feelings about board elections

2017-10-30 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Sanghee,

Thanks for your well written and honest message.

To your first point, I fully agree with you.  We have worked so hard 
early on to make sure that OSGeo is a representation of all members from 
all around the world, and we now have a NA-Europe Board.  Venka's and 
your efforts to represent OSGeo is hard to put into words, as it is so 
important.  Venka is the glue that keeps us all together and motivated 
to share.


I think we can use this election to learn from it, to make something 
positive for the foundation.  We saw a lot of things happen, and a lot 
of people volunteered to help make the elections happen - quite a 
shocking amount of volunteer time was required this year.


Could this election be the driver we need to move to a Board that is 
represented by Charter members from specific geographic regions? 
Absolutely. I think we need a champion to drive that, put a formal 
process proposal on the wiki, and bring that to the Charter members for 
comments.


In the short term our goal could be to get the Charter members more 
involved at the Board level, to put the difficult decisions to the 
shoulders of the Charter members, and the OSGeo Board members just 
manage this.  The election process is a good place to start, while it is 
so fresh in everyone's minds.


To your second point: it is difficult to be put through such an 
aggressive campaign against you, in public.  It is something that I 
wouldn't wish on anyone, and I hope we can avoid putting another OSGeo 
volunteer through that again.


I think we can use this whole election and all agree on a proper 
process, to make sure that all of OSGeo is represented.  Now is a great 
time to start working on this all together.  Let's learn from this.


-jeff






On 2017-10-29 11:17 AM, Sanghee Shin wrote:

Dear All,

First of all I'd like to give my sincere congratulations to newly 
elected board members. Here I want to share some of my feelings around 
this board elections.


1. Needless to say all new board members are deserved to win the 
election. However as a whole, now we have all WHITE board of directors 
only from Europe and North America. We've talked about the importance of 
diversity and inclusiveness many times so far, however the reality is 
like this. Please don't get me wrong. I'm not writing this because of my 
failure in an election. Being nominated and encouragement to run the 
election was just great honour to me. For me as Asian, one of most 
shocking and disappointing moment in this election was Venka's failure 
in an election. Venka has contributed so much to Asian community over 
the last 2 years. His contributions and activities reached out not only 
to Japan but also to Thailand, Vietnam, India and sometimes to Korea as 
well. He also put so much efforts organizing FOSS4G Asia this year. And 
I know as a former board member how he restlessly carried out his duty 
as president of OSGeo. And finally he failed! I know he didn't answer to 
some of quesitons to nominees during the election period. Ok, it’s 
excuse however he and I was being tied up with handling a urgent issue 
in community. Anyway I and other Asian friends are so shocked that he 
was not elected! I bet other Asian members share the same feeling. The 
result gave the clear meaning to Asian community, "If Venka can't be a 
board member of OSGeo, nobody can be forever from Asia." I already saw 
many complaints and discouragement in Asian community. I believe regions 
other than Europe and NA have the rights to be reprensented failry. So, 
I'd like to ask new board members to fix this kind of wrong 
representation of board configuration by adopting new election rules.


2. I believe Jeff McKenna's ambiguous behaviours around election period 
made both him and OSGeo untrustworthy. I don't want to mention again 
here some of concerns over him in detail during the election. One thing 
I'd like to point out is his un-withdrwal from board election after 
disclosing the results. Nothing personal, Jeff. Actually I tried to 
accept and understand this situation so many times for a couple of days, 
but I failed to accept. We're not the children in the kindergarten! How 
can it be happened? The last thing I did as a former board member was 
approving the motion, "This board election is valid." I was able to 
block the motion however I approved the motion. Because I accepted his 
withdrawal as sincere one and trusted him. I'm feeling my good intention 
was being betrayed. I know I don't have any rights now to change my 
previous decision and I don't want to criticise someone here. New board, 
this case cleary has shown that there's big loophole in our election 
process. If OSGe can't fix it, OSGeo will lose trust and credibility. 
Board, you need to bear in mind that there's already bunch of sign of 
loosing trust from community.


Many mentioned that OSGeo is run by Do-ocracy. I believe the basis of 
Do-ocracy is recognizing of someone's work and trust. If 

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Election 2017 Board of Directors elections results

2017-10-27 Thread Jeff McKenna

Dear Vasile, and the whole OSGeo community,

Thank you for all of your effort Vasile, these Charter and Board 
elections required an unbelievable amount of effort, and you handled it 
so well.


This hasn't been easy for me.

But the support of the community for my nomination gives me strength, 
and a renewed energy to help the OSGeo community grow.  I will now 
retract my withdrawal, and accept the new position on the Board of 
Directors.  I really look forward to working with the new Board, and 
help the OSGeo community!


Congratulations to the new Board members Maria and Astrid, and thank you 
to those returning members Helena and Jody.  A special thank you to 
Venka, Anita, and Sanghee for their leadership and donating so much of 
their time to the OSGeo Board.  Finally, Vicky and Dirk are 2 of the 
most vocal OSGeo leaders that I know, and I am sure that they will be on 
the OSGeo Board soon - I know you will both continue to promote and 
represent OSGeo so well.


Let's continue to do great things for the whole world together as the 
OSGeo family!


-jeff






Dear OSGeo community,

These are the results from the 2017 elections for the 5 open
seats of the OSGeo Board of Directors. The results in alphabetical
order are:

* Astrid Emde
* Jody Garnett
* Jeff McKenna
* Helena Mitasova
* María Arias de Reyna

Thanks to all candidates to ongoing through the elections process.
Election figures are:

* Membership: 390
* Valid votes: 308
* Not finished votes: 5
* Not voted: 77

There were no scores to arbitrate. One candidate withdraw during the
voting period. A final position is expected from the candidate ASAP.
Thank you all who voted!!

The complete resulting Board (wiki order) for 2017/2018 is:

* Vasile Craciunescu
* Maria Antonia Brovelli
* Michael Smith
* Angelos Tzotsos
* Astrid Emde
* Jody Garnett
* Jeff McKenna
* Helena Mitasova
* María Arias de Reyna

Personally I just want to express my joy for the excellent scores of
our ladies candidates, elected or not.

Please congratulate the new OSGeo Directors!

My job as CRO is almost finished now, I will update the wiki with the
detailed results (CSV with every vote and the timestamp) as soon as 
possible.


Best,
Vasile
CRO 2017


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[OSGeo-Discuss] withdrawal from Board election

2017-10-21 Thread Jeff McKenna

Dear CRO,

Please accept my withdrawal from the Board election.  I am sorry to 
cause all of the problems so clearly explained by so many here publicly 
this election.


I wish to take the time now to thank all of the candidates for 
volunteering their time for the OSGeo community.


Yours,

-Jeff McKenna



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Elections Debate

2017-10-17 Thread Jeff McKenna
Another link to the logs: 
http://irclogs.geoapt.com/osgeo/%23osgeo.2017-10-17.log


Thank you Vicky for organizing, and our moderators Greg, Anne, and 
Norman.  It was wonderful to talk directly with all of the candidates 
and community members.


Finally, good luck to all candidates :)

-jeff



On 2017-10-17 12:23 PM, Vicky Vergara wrote:

To all:
If you want to read the debate
You can read from here:

https://view.matrix.org/room/!fJlCtKdpMHgXoEvxTO:matrix.org/?anchor=$15082535792289779ImXcE:matrix.org=300

Vicky



On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:59 AM, Vicky Vergara <vi...@georepublic.de 
<mailto:vi...@georepublic.de>> wrote:


Hello all;
Reminder about the "Debate"

(is about to start )

Vicky

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:14 AM, Jeff McKenna
<jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> wrote:

Hi Vicky, very fun, I'm happy to talk with the other great
candidates on IRC!  See you all soon.  -jeff



On 2017-10-16 8:01 PM, Vicky Vergara wrote:

Hello all

Announcing the 2017 Board Elections Debate on IRC.

Time: 14:00 UTC
Place: IRC channel #osgeo

For those without IRC client you can log in using:
http://webchat.freenode.net/

Note: Its a last minute idea so maybe not all nominees will
be there, therefore, we are going to be keeping it as a
conversation with the community.


Please feel free to join.

Vicky



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: 3 questions

2017-10-17 Thread Jeff McKenna
Interesting Andy, I can see how that RCV/PR/ranking could help better 
representation from our local chapters.  I think after the dust settles 
on this election, we should all then take a deep breath and sit back and 
analyze this 2017 election process, and together (as Charter members) 
make a proposal for future elections - I'd prefer to see this proposal 
happen in the next month, while it is still fresh in all of our minds - 
Andy it would be great to have your input on this.


PS. happy to be a part of the OSGeo animal kingdom (reference to the 
video in Andy's link ha)


-jeff



On 2017-10-17 9:47 AM, Andy Anderson wrote:
So I could make this a fourth question. What are the candidates 
perspectives on using RCV/PR to increase representation from The Rest of 
the World?


— Andy

On Oct 16, 2017, at 11:23 PM, Andy Anderson > wrote:


We should consider using ranked-choice voting with proportional 
representation [1] instead of the current at-large system of electing 
the board. It will ensure majority rule but also provide 
representation of larger minority interests.


— Andy

[1] http://www.fairvote.org/fair_representation#ranked_choice_voting_pr

On Oct 16, 2017, at 10:50 PM, Ravi Kumar 
> wrote:


Hi,
"1 Board member from every continent"
Representation from the (rest of) World on OSGeo Board.. This was 
discussed several times earlier..
The would be incumbents, may tilt and give us a solution in the near 
future..

Cheers
Ravi Kumar





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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Elections 2017: roles and positions

2017-10-17 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Gert-Jan,

I had tried to answer this question in my original manifesto, the 
original words are still there in that section you referenced, where I 
volunteer to help with the leadership of OSGeo and also stress the 
importance of the 'executive Board' (President, Vice Presidents) to help 
with the demands of leadership.


I also think there are already great volunteers in the current roles, we 
should always be respectful of their interests to remain in those roles, 
and speak with them directly to get a sense of next steps - I've 
personally found that a face-to-face Board meeting is best for handling 
this, as it is tricky to do over email or video.


For now I think it's only important that each candidate offers to help 
with the Board, in any capacity, which we all did - great!  I think this 
is awesome, having so many great leaders (all 9 candidates are great 
OSGeo leaders) interested in volunteering and helping our foundation 
grow.


-jeff



On 2017-10-17 3:03 AM, Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl wrote:

Hi all,

One of the questions asked to our nominees to write down in their 
Manifesto is "which role you wish to fulfil in the Board".


Apparently  a though question, since not answered by some candidates.

Only Vicky hinted towards wanting to be an officer (Chair of the Board, 
President, Secretary, Treasurer [1]); she stated in her response "I 
don't want to handle money, which I interpret as not wanting to be 
treasurer).


However, when reading more about the Officers in our Bylaws [1] two 
things struck me:


1.  "Chair of the Board" and "President" are two different positions.

That makes sense: they require different skills. The Chair  must be able 
to keep the Board on track, whereas the President has more of an 
outreach role,  making sure the community members are feeling 
comfortable, making sure "the guy in the back" is also reached.


2. An Officer does not have to be member Director (=Board Member) > OK, 
I should have know this, with Jachym being secretary while not being 
member of the Board of Directors.


Although these elections are about membership, I'd like to ask the 
candidates if they have a preference for a certain officer position?


[1] http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html  
(Article V)


Gert-Jan van der Weijden

Stichting OSGeo.nl



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Elections Debate

2017-10-17 Thread Jeff McKenna
Hi Vicky, very fun, I'm happy to talk with the other great candidates on 
IRC!  See you all soon.  -jeff




On 2017-10-16 8:01 PM, Vicky Vergara wrote:

Hello all

Announcing the 2017 Board Elections Debate on IRC.

Time: 14:00 UTC
Place: IRC channel #osgeo

For those without IRC client you can log in using:
http://webchat.freenode.net/

Note: Its a last minute idea so maybe not all nominees will be there, 
therefore, we are going to be keeping it as a conversation with the 
community.



Please feel free to join.

Vicky



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Call for mentors and tasks for Google Code-in

2017-10-16 Thread Jeff McKenna
We now have 21 mentors!  We need lots more help though, as we need 
"between 150 and 500 tasks" for the students.  Keep spreading this call 
through the community!  -jeff & GCI admins


On 2017-10-09 5:01 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:

Oh also tasks now exist for OSGeo-Live and GEOS.  Great!  -jeff



On 2017-10-09 4:55 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
Update:  thank you to the 16 volunteer mentors for the Code-in, 
creating tasks for several OSGeo projects, such as: GRASS GIS, QGIS, 
pgRouting, PostGIS, GeoServer, MapServer, OpenLayers, and also tasks 
for the OSGeo foundation, and the FOSS4G event.


We can keep adding tasks right up until the students begin to claim 
tasks, on 28 November, so if you want to join the fun and help young 
students discover the FOSS4G passion:


Step 1) fill out the small Google form at the top of 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Mentors


Step 2) add your tasks or your name to existing tasks at 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Tasks


Wouldn't it be great to have all 38 OSGeo projects and initiatives 
active in the Code-in?  Yes, it can happen ha!


thanks everyone,

-Google Code-in admins, 2017/2018




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-15 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Ravi,

Great question, and an important topic for Charter members.  I know 
there was a recent spreadsheet of relative costs (I was shown it 
post-FOSS4G Boston), but that doesn't answer your question at all, as 
your question is asking for our own opinions.


As you know, I have attended and help organize many FOSS4G events, 
local, regional, and international, which gives me a good perspective to 
analyze this.  In fact on Friday I'll leave for FOSS4G-State-of-the-Map 
Argentina, which has a full registration cost of 20 USD (yes you read 
that correct, not including workshop cost).  FOSS4G-Europe (I've 
attended most of them) is consistently very affordable, and geared for 
students.  Your FOSS4G-India is also geared for students.  FOSS4G-Japan 
events (Kyoto.Kansai is happening now) is usually held at university 
campuses or affordable venues.  FOSS4G-Asia events are always geared for 
students, and are very affordable.  FOSS4G-Russia events are very 
affordable (attendees must buy or bring their own lunches, and have no 
problem with that). Our international FOSS4G's are not affordable 
however, because the venue costs are so high (usually large conference 
center venues, the only venue that can hold such a high number of 
attendees usually, which has strict rules about food catering, and high 
costs for those) that the only way we can break even is to charge 
attendees a higher registration fee.


As I wrote in my manifesto, the original vision of FOSS4G by OSGeo was 
to plant a seed in a new community - this was my vision as I managed the 
selection process all those years.


Now fast forward to 2017, and what is OSGeo's vision of FOSS4G?  Let's 
be honest, there are now many different factors involved today, than 
back in 2005/2006.  We have such a strong academic, private, public 
sector community in OSGeo today that all have different needs and 
representation.  FOSS4G-Boston, at a strikingly gorgeous venue along the 
Boston waterfront, was heavily attended by industry - as you likely 
heard, it was an overwhelming success.  The harsh reality was that most 
of the core that attended FOSS4G-Europe a few weeks before could not 
afford FOSS4G-Boston (and it's downtown hotels etc).  But that is not a 
knock against the Boston event - as that spreadsheet shows, the relative 
costs haven't changed much, it has always been an expensive event.


So how do we have both, a core event where we can all afford to attend, 
and at the same time have a bigger event that is needed by all academic, 
private, public sectors?  Well, this in my opinion is where our 
local/regional FOSS4G's play a very important role.


If I am elected to the Board, I would like to help bring the spotlight 
to these smaller FOSS4G events, and help introduce some funding to help 
these smaller events run by local chapters (recently I've tried 
assisting several smaller events around the world to get funding from 
the OSGeo Board, and I can tell you that it is very difficult for the 
smaller event organizers to see through the red tape currently in 
place).  I feel that we can do better as a foundation to help these 
smaller FOSS4G events grow and shine.  This is my focus.  (we do have 
Code Sprint funding available, but I'd like to put on the table for 
discussion a "FOSS4G Regional Event Funding" process, to the OSGeo 
Board, in the form of a grant/gift, nothing to do with "profit 
sharing").  This would of course depend on the upcoming budget for the 
foundation.  But that is one idea that I have.


In terms of reducing the cost of the international event, that is much 
more difficult.  I know Ravi, that breaks our OSGeo heart reading this, 
and it hurts writing that, but each year the local committee does their 
best to keep costs as low as possible, given the venue demands (Boston, 
the 2018 team, and the 2019 bidders all must keep cost under 
consideration).  And the OSGeo Conference Committee is tasked with 
keeping an eye on this as well.


I haven't solved anything, but I tried to give you my thoughts on your 
good question. I can tell you that I am very concerned about FOSS4G 
costs, and will do my best to represent your great interests, if elected 
:)  I will also try to analyze this analysis spreadsheet more closely, 
when I see it again (it was only shown to be in a dark bar ha, not the 
best setting).


Good night here Ravi!  Great question.  -jeff

Wishing good luck to all the great candidates this year.  You are all 
rock stars in my mind.






On 2017-10-15 8:44 PM, Ravi Kumar wrote:



Question  (would be Board).  'Do you agree that FOSS4G is turning out to 
be a hangout for those who can afford it'.. costs (of participation) are
so high that many might not afford.. If selected to the board HOW do you 
wish to correct this..


Ravi Kumar



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-15 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Rob,

Thank you for this thoughtful message.  I will think more on your 
advice, to be careful to not to blame negative behavior on a positive 
attribute, so as to not allow it to happen again.  I look forward to 
working with you, even if I am not elected, to as you said perfectly, 
make this community more awesome! Let's plan on meeting for an early 
morning breakfast soon at a FOSS4G.  -jeff


Good luck to all the great candidates.



On 2017-10-15 7:08 PM, Rob Emanuele wrote:

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your comments here and elsewhere. I appreciate that you are 
taking ownership of actions that have caused conflicts in the past. My 
one follow up comment is that you should, in my opinion, be careful 
about pointing to the excuse of passion in situations where your words 
or actions negatively effect others and the community. While your 
passion may be a significant reason for you to act certain ways, blaming 
negative behavior solely on such a positive attribute can potentially 
dismiss the negativity and the harm that the behavior can bring, and can 
allow for similar things to play out in the future.


I respect your apologies here and elsewhere, and again appreciate you 
responding to the concerns presented. If you are elected, I look forward 
to you bringing your passion in a positive way to the board. If there 
comes a time where the referenced concerns come up again in the future, 
I hope you will not mind if I call it out, and point back to this time 
and these discussions. I will do so as a friend, who is working with you 
to help make our community even more awesome.


Best,
Rob

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:54 PM, Jeff McKenna 
<jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> 
wrote:


Hi Rob,

Thanks for voicing your concerns about me.  You are a leader and
your words are very powerful, I have much respect for your efforts.

I apologize if my passion sometimes causes conflict on mailing
lists. When I represent the OSGeo community, I feel the need to
always be open and relay concerns, as you have done here.  I need to
be more caring and respectful to others in this community.

I hope my open responses help answer a few questions, understand me
a little more, or at least bring more questions and good
discussions, so we can keep making OSGeo fun and always growing.

-jeff



On 2017-10-12 1:32 PM, Rob Emanuele wrote:

Hi Toshikazu, Nick,

Despite the fact that I have not been around long enough or have
not been in the right places to see directly a lot of the impact
that Jeff has had on the community, it's very clear from many
accounts that he has been an amazing and important figure in
OSGeo (a Sol Katz award speaks very clearly to this!). However I
feel remiss if I don't point out the following observation: as a
newer member to the OSGeo community in the past couple of years,
I've seen some intense and surprising conflict happen on the
mailing lists that were centered around or included Jeff, which
played out in ways that I believe were not good for community,
and were also not healing in their conclusions.

If there is a custom of only speaking positively on someone's
nomination thread, then I apologize. I do not want to detract
from praise that is well deserved. Is there a more appropriate
place talk through, address and hopefully dismiss reservations
about a nominee, and to also call for answers to the questions
Cameron has posted?

Thanks,
Rob



On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Toshikazu SETO
<toss...@gmail.com <mailto:toss...@gmail.com>
<mailto:toss...@gmail.com <mailto:toss...@gmail.com>>> wrote:

     I also support the second nomination of Jeff McKenna.

     He think important to friendship with all OSGeo
communities, because
     I am proud of his philosophy.

     I think, this thread will use comments on nominations and
should not
     deep discuss to previous FOSS4G
     circumstanceand responsibility.

     Best regards,
     Toshikazu

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Cameron, I needed time to think on all of these issues being raised.  I 
never ignored you.  I disagree with your public statement that I avoid 
hard OSGeo questions.  I have always tried to represent the OSGeo 
community, and I have stood up for the community when others could or 
would not.  My problem is that I am sometimes too strong, too 
passionate, coming off as not caring, when in fact this is opposite: I 
have as much caring for the OSGeo community as anyone else here.


Thank you for voicing all of these public concerns of my career.   I 
have tried to answer your concerns.  I am sure you disagree with me for 
most or all of my answers, but I hope you take the time to let my words 
sink in like I did to all of your words, as that time was me showing you 
the most respect, how I respect your words and how powerful the online 
word is today.  Please also show me that respect back.


Maybe we can meet in person in 2018.  FOSS4G-Australia 2018!!! Let's do 
it  :)


Yours,

-jeff



On 2017-10-12 4:32 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

Nicolas, Jeff, OSGeo Community:

I really like and respect Jeff. He has contributed many great things to 
OSGeo and touched many of us in positive ways. However, while on the 
board I've seen personality clashes where Jeff has sent passionate 
emails with what I consider to be an unacceptable level of aggression 
and disrespect for a board member, and which I believe has led to 
community members leaving or becoming disengaged [3].


Jeff appears to have ignored my question. I'm disappointed but not 
surprised. I've seen Jeff to be quick to engage on topics and people he 
agrees with; but ignore tough questions; in the extreme resigning from 
the board. Maybe I'm being hasty, I see Jeff has just posted his 
candidate manifesto as I write this and he may explain his previous 
resignations soon.


I've said the following about Jeff after he resigned previously [4]:

/    I see in you someone who has some wonderful characteristics which 
you apply to OSGeo://

//   You are passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated to task.//
//
//    There are a few things that sometimes cause friction://
//    You are passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated to task.//
//
//    As with all of us, our strengths in one circumstance become a 
weakness in another./


I love Jeff, but would hope that he provides some of our other excellent 
board candidates with a chance to be on the board, and hope that Jeff 
focuses on some of the other roles that he does so well.


Warm regards, Cameron

[3] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2015-November/033014.html

[4] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008829.html


On 13/10/17 3:32 am, Rob Emanuele wrote:

Hi Toshikazu, Nick,

Despite the fact that I have not been around long enough or have not 
been in the right places to see directly a lot of the impact that Jeff 
has had on the community, it's very clear from many accounts that he 
has been an amazing and important figure in OSGeo (a Sol Katz award 
speaks very clearly to this!). However I feel remiss if I don't point 
out the following observation: as a newer member to the OSGeo 
community in the past couple of years, I've seen some intense and 
surprising conflict happen on the mailing lists that were centered 
around or included Jeff, which played out in ways that I believe were 
not good for community, and were also not healing in their conclusions.


If there is a custom of only speaking positively on someone's 
nomination thread, then I apologize. I do not want to detract from 
praise that is well deserved. Is there a more appropriate place talk 
through, address and hopefully dismiss reservations about a nominee, 
and to also call for answers to the questions Cameron has posted?


Thanks,
Rob



On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Toshikazu SETO <toss...@gmail.com 
<mailto:toss...@gmail.com>> wrote:


I also support the second nomination of Jeff McKenna.

He think important to friendship with all OSGeo communities,
because I am proud of his philosophy.

I think, this thread will use comments on nominations and should
not deep discuss to previous FOSS4G
circumstanceand responsibility.

Best regards,
Toshikazu



On 12/10/17 4:23 pm, nicolas bozon wrote:

Dear Cameron,

I appreciate the time and effort you have put into framing questions 
and remarks for Jeff, although that sounds rather unusual in a Board 
nomination thread.


As a Charter Member nominating Jeff, I thought that bygones were 
bygones when we honored him with the prestigious Sol Katz award at 
FOSS4G 2016. The thunderous applause from one and all present at the 
Bundeshaus on August 27th 2016 still rings in my ears. And I think 
none in our community would have missed the passion that emanated from 
Jeff in his short acceptance speech, but also the continued  effort he 
has silently put in helping the Foundation since then.


Whishing all candidates a great campain and ele

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Rob,

Thanks for voicing your concerns about me.  You are a leader and your 
words are very powerful, I have much respect for your efforts.


I apologize if my passion sometimes causes conflict on mailing lists. 
When I represent the OSGeo community, I feel the need to always be open 
and relay concerns, as you have done here.  I need to be more caring and 
respectful to others in this community.


I hope my open responses help answer a few questions, understand me a 
little more, or at least bring more questions and good discussions, so 
we can keep making OSGeo fun and always growing.


-jeff



On 2017-10-12 1:32 PM, Rob Emanuele wrote:

Hi Toshikazu, Nick,

Despite the fact that I have not been around long enough or have not 
been in the right places to see directly a lot of the impact that Jeff 
has had on the community, it's very clear from many accounts that he has 
been an amazing and important figure in OSGeo (a Sol Katz award speaks 
very clearly to this!). However I feel remiss if I don't point out the 
following observation: as a newer member to the OSGeo community in the 
past couple of years, I've seen some intense and surprising conflict 
happen on the mailing lists that were centered around or included Jeff, 
which played out in ways that I believe were not good for community, and 
were also not healing in their conclusions.


If there is a custom of only speaking positively on someone's nomination 
thread, then I apologize. I do not want to detract from praise that is 
well deserved. Is there a more appropriate place talk through, address 
and hopefully dismiss reservations about a nominee, and to also call for 
answers to the questions Cameron has posted?


Thanks,
Rob



On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Toshikazu SETO <toss...@gmail.com 
<mailto:toss...@gmail.com>> wrote:


I also support the second nomination of Jeff McKenna.

He think important to friendship with all OSGeo communities, because
I am proud of his philosophy.

I think, this thread will use comments on nominations and should not
deep discuss to previous FOSS4G
circumstanceand responsibility.

Best regards,
Toshikazu

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: 3 questions

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Hi Gert-Jan, indeed I get -5 in late fees for my manifesto! ha.I 
needed time to think on all of the things being mentioned about me, that 
is all.  I didn't want to send a response without giving it proper 
thought, and show respect for all concerns.  I hope you can freely ask 
me questions here, and I will respond.  -jeff




On 2017-10-12 1:00 PM, Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl wrote:

Hi Board member candidates (and fellow voter members),

Thanks to Helena, Astrid, Jody and Sanghee for adding their Manifestos [1].

Really much appreciated, and at least now we have 6 known candidates to 
cast our 5 votes to!


I hope that Dirk, Venga and Jeff will take the opportunity to add their 
manifestos as well before the end of this campaign week.






After reading them, I have 3 questions:

= One to Sanghee:

I really like your personal review of the last 2 years as a Board 
member. Not just fun parts, but also some harder times.


Could you please elaborate on the "Sometimes I saw the 'Desire to the 
Innocence' from the community"? I simply don't quite understand what you 
mean by this.


= One to Astrid:

Almost all of your objectives seem outreach-related (PR, OSGeo Live etc.)

What  are the advantages of doing so as a Board member, instead of (or 
in addition to) begin a member of the recently revived Marketing Committee


= And one to all of you:

Some of you talk about being an inclusive organization.

For the geographical and probably cultural aspect of inclusiveness, do 
you think the Board should have it's roots in as much continents / 
languages as possible, so preferably 1 Board member from every continent 
(not counting for Antarctica, ha!)


Wishing you all the best and success in your campaigns,

Gert-Jan

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos

*Van:*Discuss [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] *Namens *Sanghee Shin
*Verzonden:* donderdag 12 oktober 2017 10:14
*Aan:* OSGeo Discussions
*Onderwerp:* [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: Sanghee Shin

Dear All,

I’ve posted my manifestos here: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos#Sanghee_Shin


Thanks for the nomination.

Kind regards,

신상희
---
Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
www.gaia3d.com 




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you for your support Toshikazu-san, this really is so very kind of 
you.  It is ok, I understand everyone's points, that I can be more 
respectful and caring towards others as I relay my OSGeo spirit :)  We 
all make mistakes, and it's important to examine these mistakes 
sometimes.  Now let's keep on making OSGeo great and fun! ha.  -jeff





On 2017-10-12 8:02 AM, Toshikazu SETO wrote:

I also support the second nomination of Jeff McKenna.

He think important to friendship with all OSGeo communities, because I 
am proud of his philosophy.


I think, this thread will use comments on nominations and should not 
deep discuss to previous FOSS4G

circumstanceand responsibility.

Best regards,
Toshikazu



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thanks for your honest and passionate support Nick.  Your message was 
well said.  Although I should be careful to not hide behind an award, 
and treat everyone with respect and caring, which I think was the 
concern of Cameron and others recently towards me.


-jeff



On 2017-10-12 2:23 AM, nicolas bozon wrote:

Dear Cameron,

I appreciate the time and effort you have put into framing questions and 
remarks for Jeff, although that sounds rather unusual in a Board 
nomination thread.


As a Charter Member nominating Jeff, I thought that bygones were bygones 
when we honored him with the prestigious Sol Katz award at FOSS4G 2016. 
The thunderous applause from one and all present at the Bundeshaus on 
August 27th 2016 still rings in my ears. And I think none in our 
community would have missed the passion that emanated from Jeff in his 
short acceptance speech, but also the continued  effort he has silently 
put in helping the Foundation since then.


Whishing all candidates a great campain and election.

Best regards,

Nick





Le mercredi 11 octobre 2017, Steven Feldman > a écrit :


Jeff

I agree with Cameron, I think the charter members are entitled to an
explanation as to why you resigned from the board twice in the
middle of a period of service.

I, for one, would like to understand the basis on which we can be
assured that if you are elected for a third time the pattern of
resignation will not be repeated

Regards
__
Steven



On 9 Oct 2017, at 21:42, Cameron Shorter
> wrote:

Jeff,

I've had a number of people correct me to note that you have
resigned twice from the board. Also from the conference committee
and FOSS4G mentoring role as the global FOSS4G China was facing
very hard decisions based on low registration numbers.

References:

Resignation from board in 2015:
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008820.html


Resignation from board and conference committee in 2012:
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-February/004544.html


Stepping back from mentoring FOSS4G China:
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-January/004514.html


Lessons Learned from FOSS4G China:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012_Lessons_Learned




On 9/10/17 10:01 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:


Jeff,

While I agree with others that you have been very enthusiastic
toward OSGeo ideals, I'm also believe that there are some
unanswered questions which should be addressed.

In particular, a while back you stepped down from the OSGeo Board
mid-term, while you were in the position of OSGeo president. I
don't think a public explanation was provided, but I was aware
that there was some passionate discussion happening in public
email lists at the time.

If you are considering sitting on the board again, I think an
explanation should be provided.

Regards, Cameron

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Open Technologies Consultant
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Hi Steven, I think it is not easy dedicating so much effort for OSGeo, 
and at the same time trying to keep the lights on with a small business, 
as you know very well.  I think recent changes by the current Board 
handling the many tasks through 2 VPs and the president helps, really 
helps, but I am sure we can do more.  I think Helena mentioned in her 
vision leveraging funded roles for certain tasks, dedicating people to 
those everyday Board tasks, and this is a great idea.  There are many tasks.


I guess I am growing too, with OSGeo, making mistakes, and generally 
being a typical teenager (as OSGeo is in its teenage years).  I think 
Venka mentioned this in a recent keynote, and it is very true.


-jeff



On 2017-10-11 6:45 PM, Steven Feldman wrote:

Jeff

I agree with Cameron, I think the charter members are entitled to an 
explanation as to why you resigned from the board twice in the middle of 
a period of service.


I, for one, would like to understand the basis on which we can be 
assured that if you are elected for a third time the pattern of 
resignation will not be repeated


Regards
__
Steven


On 9 Oct 2017, at 21:42, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shor...@gmail.com 
<mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Jeff,

I've had a number of people correct me to note that you have resigned 
twice from the board. Also from the conference committee and FOSS4G 
mentoring role as the global FOSS4G China was facing very hard 
decisions based on low registration numbers.


References:

Resignation from board in 2015: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008820.html


Resignation from board and conference committee in 2012: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-February/004544.html


Stepping back from mentoring FOSS4G China: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-January/004514.html


Lessons Learned from FOSS4G China: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012_Lessons_Learned




On 9/10/17 10:01 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:


Jeff,

While I agree with others that you have been very enthusiastic toward 
OSGeo ideals, I'm also believe that there are some unanswered 
questions which should be addressed.


In particular, a while back you stepped down from the OSGeo Board 
mid-term, while you were in the position of OSGeo president. I don't 
think a public explanation was provided, but I was aware that there 
was some passionate discussion happening in public email lists at the 
time.


If you are considering sitting on the board again, I think an 
explanation should be provided.


Regards, Cameron


On 9/10/17 8:48 am, nicolas bozon wrote:


It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of 
Directors election.


Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, 
and i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless 
contributions over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His 
leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities 
made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add 
more. For those of you who may really not know Jeff yet, the 
User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before you vote.


Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep 
understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo 
strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff 
also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always ready to 
help build locally and to represent globally.


Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and 
i believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let 
us all welcome Jeff back at the Board!



Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


---
Jeff McKenna agreed to be nominated and i decided to send the 
nomination directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it avoids 
Jeff to confirm to himself that he accepts the nomination. The Board 
Nominations page still need to be updated, could you please Vasile ? 
Sorry for shortening the nomination process in this special case.

---


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you Eli for this concern, as when I was nominated I immediately 
realized the potential for a conflict of interest, and resigned as co-CRO.


It was not something I planned, giving a month of my time to the 
election and then stopping, but I agree with you that a more formal 
process for selecting the upcoming election CROs is needed.  I actually 
would like to see the CROs involved in the whole process, including when 
any changes to the voting/nomination process are needed.  So there is 
definitely room for improvement here.


-jeff




On 2017-10-11 2:15 PM, Venkatesh Raghavan wrote:

Hi Eli,

First of all, thanks to Jorge for volunteering to be co-CRO
and fixing the CRO alias promptly.

Regarding your other comment reproduced below;

The Board did not appear to review this topic at
their last meeting,
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2017-10-05, so perhaps it is
of no concern to the Board.


The question of review this topic at the 2017-10-05 board meeting did 
not arise

as the nomination for our ex-co-CRO was filed on 2017-10-08.

I would like to assure you that I share your concern about the proper
process.

Best

Venka



On 10/12/2017 1:58 AM, Jorge Sanz wrote:

Hi Eli,

I did it yesterday without having a ticket involved. My bad sorry.

I confirm that the CRO alias is now sending emails only to Vasile and me.
--
Jorge Sanz
https://jorgesanz.net

Sent from my phone, excuse my brevity and typos

El 11 oct. 2017 18:36, "Eli Adam"<ea...@co.lincoln.or.us>  escribió:


On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 7:44 AM, Fenoy Gerald<gerald.fe...@geolabs.fr>
wrote:

Dear Eli,
as you may have notice, Jeff has stepped down from his position of

co-CRO when accepting the Nicolas’ nomination [1].

I didn't find that thread while scanning through the archive.  Thanks
for pointing it out to me.


Jeff was involved in the charter member election process as co-CRO but

he is no more so, I guess, there is no issue for the board election.
Was the...@osgeo.org  email alias updated?  I didn't notice a ticket
for that.  I'm impressed that there is so little concern about the
proper process.  The Board did not appear to review this topic at
their last meeting,
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2017-10-05, so perhaps it is
of no concern to the Board.

Best regards, Eli


Best regards,

[1]https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2017-October/036449.html


Gérald Fenoy
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Djay


Le 11 oct. 2017 à 16:04, Eli Adam<ea...@co.lincoln.or.us>  a écrit :

Nicolas,

On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 2:48 PM, nicolas bozon<nicolas.bo...@gmail.com>

wrote:

It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of

Directors

election.

I don't think that you can nominate the CRO, nor can the CRO accept
your nomination,https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Chief_Returning_Officer.
In some past years the CRO was a sitting Board member with a year
remaining on their term thus avoiding this situation.


Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, and i
would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless

contributions

over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His leadership and

long

involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities made him the Winner of

the

Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add more. For those of you who

may

really not know Jeff yet, the User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good

read

before you vote.

Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep

understanding of

both the director role and the current OSGeo strategic plan.

Experienced

with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff also knows a lot about projects

and

people. He is always ready to help build locally and to represent

globally.

Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and i
believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let us all
welcome Jeff back at the Board!


Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


-------
Jeff McKenna agreed to be nominated and i decided to send the

nomination

directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it avoids Jeff to

confirm to

himself that he accepts the nomination. The Board Nominations page

still

need to be updated, could you please Vasile ? Sorry for shortening the
nomination process in this special case.
---

The point is not to avoid Jeff confirming to himself that he accepts
the nomination, it is to avoid the CRO running an election and
counting votes when they are also standing for election. It is really
the Board's (and CRO's) responsibility to ensure that this situation
doesn't occur.  The Board should not appoint CROs who might accept a
nomination and people who might accept a nomination should not accept
appointment as CRO.  Maybe we should return to the tradition of the
CRO being a sitting Board member with a year remaining on their term.
CRO 

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you Serena!  I hope to someday nominate you for the OSGeo Board, 
as you are a true OSGeo leader.


-jeff



On 2017-10-10 3:51 PM, Serena Coetzee wrote:
Same here! The energy, the passion, the community spirit, the 
experience…it has all been said.


Regards,
Serena

On 09 Oct 2017, at 08:28, Silvia Franceschi <silvia.frances...@gmail.com 
<mailto:silvia.frances...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Absolutely agree with this nomination!

+1 for Jeff

Silvia


On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM, 林博文 <haya...@apptec.co.jp 
<mailto:haya...@apptec.co.jp>> wrote:


I support the nomination of Jeff McKenna and I agree with Nicholas's
Recommendation.

For a long time, he contributed to the spread of FOSS4G Softeware to
Asia and Europe.
Tributaries Everyone in the Japanese community loves Jeff.
He is widely known to the world after contemplating the MS4W. When
the OSGeo began, MapServer and MS4W played a contribution that could
be said to be indispensable to WebGIS at the time.
And all that he experienced from that time to now forms his OSGeo mind.

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2017-10-09 7:38 GMT+09:00 Vicky Vergara <vi...@georepublic.de
<mailto:vi...@georepublic.de>>:

I would like to second this nomination.
I can find words in my vocabulary to express al the traits that
Jeff has for being in the board.
His energy is contagious.
His knowledge of OSGeo invaluable.
His love an care for OSGeo is like no one else I've met


Vicky



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<nicolas.bo...@gmail.com <mailto:nicolas.bo...@gmail.com>> wrote:


It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board
of Directors election.

Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything
OSGeo, and i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize
his countless contributions over the years, at every level
of our Foundation. His leadership and long involvement in
the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities made him the Winner of the
Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add more. For those of
you who may really not know Jeff yet, the User:Jeff_McKenna
wiki page is a good read before you vote.

Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep
understanding of both the director role and the current
OSGeo strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and
bylaws, Jeff also knows a lot about projects and people. He
is always ready to help build locally and to represent
globally.

Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community
leader, and i believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director
again. Please let us all welcome Jeff back at the Board!


Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thanks for your words Cameron, I will do my best to address your 
concerns here now.


In a sense it is good that you bring up all this history, as it gives me 
a chance to clarify what actually happened.


In 2011 I had been doing so much for FOSS4G for so long, all those 
non-glorious tasks that helped build what FOSS4G is today, that I knew 
that we were approaching a critical point where we were asking too much 
of volunteers to make the next FOSS4G event happen.


Fellow leaders Venka, Gérald, and I had boots on the ground in China in 
2010 I believe, and we really pushed for FOSS4G-China to happen, but we 
all knew the effort involved, demanding more of a face-to-face approach, 
than past event planning.  With my many hats (chair of conference 
committee, then on every single local committee of FOSS4G, and Board 
member) I knew that for FOSS4G-2012 Beijing to happen we must invest 
boots-on-the-ground help, and be sure to guide the event to completion. 
Bringing FOSS4G to China was very important to me.


So what then happened would become one of my proudest moments in OSGeo: 
I very publicly proposed a partially funded "FOSS4G Advisor" role to 
mentor the Beijing team, and work closely from start to finish, back in 
2011, to do all of the little things.  The document lists so many 
important little tasks, but the last section says it the best:


 - propose role/position to OSGeo Board
 - once approved, introduce new role to FOSS4G 2012 local committee
 - do the work!

It was what I knew (and having created the FOSS4G conference committee, 
been on every local committee until then, only I knew this) had to 
happen, and right away.


Unfortunately the proposal was never approved by the OSGeo Board, and 
this devastated me, as I knew this was what was needed to make the event 
a success.  I would later resign from the OSGeo Board over that.


Fast forward a year, and the event never happened.  It was exactly what 
I warned.  To this day I feel such a role is needed for FOSS4G.  Here is 
my original document, note that tasks, costs, effort, everything is in 
the open and visible, for a future FOSS4G team to use: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Advisor_Role


(I would learn later that the German FOSSGIS organizers hired someone 
for that exact role, doing the little things each event to make sure 
consistency and a smooth transition happens)


I hope this explains what happened Cameron.   Regarding so many people 
contacting you about concerns of me, please let them know that I am here 
to talk, if they feel the need to voice concerns.


Thank you for your message Cameron, I'll address your next email 
examining my career in a response shortly.


-jeff




On 2017-10-09 5:42 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

Jeff,

I've had a number of people correct me to note that you have resigned 
twice from the board. Also from the conference committee and FOSS4G 
mentoring role as the global FOSS4G China was facing very hard decisions 
based on low registration numbers.


References:

Resignation from board in 2015: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008820.html


Resignation from board and conference committee in 2012: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-February/004544.html


Stepping back from mentoring FOSS4G China: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-January/004514.html


Lessons Learned from FOSS4G China: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012_Lessons_Learned




On 9/10/17 10:01 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:


Jeff,

While I agree with others that you have been very enthusiastic toward 
OSGeo ideals, I'm also believe that there are some unanswered 
questions which should be addressed.


In particular, a while back you stepped down from the OSGeo Board 
mid-term, while you were in the position of OSGeo president. I don't 
think a public explanation was provided, but I was aware that there 
was some passionate discussion happening in public email lists at the 
time.


If you are considering sitting on the board again, I think an 
explanation should be provided.


Regards, Cameron


On 9/10/17 8:48 am, nicolas bozon wrote:


It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of 
Directors election.


Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, and 
i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless 
contributions over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His 
leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities 
made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add 
more. For those of you who may really not know Jeff yet, the 
User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before you vote.


Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep 
understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo 
strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff 
also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always ready to 
help build locally and to represent global

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Members: What kind of an OSGeo Board do we want?

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna

Hi Steven,

Your questions are great, and I think I tackled most of them in my 
manifesto/vision document.  But I think I did not properly address the 
"what has not worked as well as you hoped?".


In a job interview this is always a good question, a great way to 
self-examine and openly discuss things that come more difficult for you.


I think in my case, I let my passion sometimes get in the way of 
professionalism.  This is my downside in OSGeo.  I have so much passion 
for helping the OSGeo community, that I can sometimes come off as 
disrespectful to others in the community (Andrea Ross, Bart, Mark 
Lucas).   I am sorry for that.   If we were at an event right now I 
would walk directly over to each of them now to talk.   I am sorry that 
my words were disrespectful to you, and (in each case) I am sure I was 
wrong.


I am sure there are others upset at me, for almost 17 years is a long 
time to work in the Open community.


I am truly sorry.

If it sounds not meaningful, this actually comes from my heart.  We are 
all on the same team.


I support you all as leaders, true leaders.

I may have failed you in the past.

I am sorry.

Steven, thanks for the great questions.  I hope my honest answer helps 
understand me, just one of the many great nominees for the 2017 Board.


-jeff




On 2017-10-09 11:12 AM, Steven Feldman wrote:
First up my respect and thanks to the 9 candidates that have agreed to 
stand for a position on the OSGeo Board. 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017 It is a 
fantastic indication of our vibrant, passionate community that we have 9 
people willing to offer their experience, wisdom, energy and most 
importantly time to serve.


Charter members, we have a tough choice to make to select 5 of these 9 
outstanding candidates to serve for the next 2 years. I thought I would 
share some of the considerations that will influence my choices when we 
get to vote, they may help others to identify what is important to them 
in making their choices and they may also prompt some of the candidates 
when they write their personal statements/manifestos.


We have an opportunity to shape the board in terms of professional 
background, gender and experience


  * The current board is balanced between practitioners/developers and
academics - do we want to maintain that balance?
  * Currently 3/9 of the board are women (Anita is standing down, thanks
for your contributions, Helena is standing for re-election)
  * 4 of the 5 board members standing down are standing for re-election,
additionally 2 past members of the board are standing for election.
There are 3 candidates who have not served on the board.


Some questions for candidates:

  * If you are standing for re-election - what roles have you taken in
the last 2 years? what do you believe you have achieved and what has
not worked as well as you hoped?
  * All candidates - what role, specific topics would you like to work
on within the board and why? what do you hope to contribute and
achieve in the next 2 years?
  * If there was only 1 thing you could change in the next 2 years what
would it be?


May the FOSS be with you all
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you Cameron for kind words.   I am sure there are questions, and I 
am here to answer them for you.


As a long-time volunteer for OSGeo, I have always tried to represent the 
foundation and its community every step of the way.  During my term as 
President of OSGeo, we were really tackling the subject of the 
LocationTech-OSGeo relationship, and it became a very public discussion. 
I worked very hard to represent OSGeo, but sometimes my words may have 
been too strong towards Andrea Ross, and that could be my biggest fault. 
 When a letter was posted online criticizing me, and then shared to me 
during a Board meeting, this absolutely broke me.  I don't recommend 
anyone goes through that, seeing online words written about you, it was 
quite a feeling.


I was doing so much for OSGeo, making sure to give each issue or 
challenge time and effort, listening, and then talking, always publicly, 
that I obviously made many mistakes.  This can happen when you are so 
open, trying to make sure all of the community is informed.  At the 
time, when that happened, I felt that I was no longer doing the job 
(note that it is a job, fulltime, unpaid yes, but it is definitely a 
job, make no mistake) of the OSGeo President and I resigned immediately.


I have learned a lot since then, and for several years I worked on 
low-level OSGeo tasks, again helping wherever needed. But meeting Marc 
and Thea at FOSS4G-Boston and talking face to face gave me so much 
confidence, in the whole community - I am sure that both Thea and Marc 
felt the same way after our talk.  It was just so needed, and only the 
start of what I predict will become something magical.


You have many more emails and questions examining my career, which I 
will tackle in the next response.


Thank you for your words, more shortly,

-jeff



On 2017-10-09 8:01 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

Jeff,

While I agree with others that you have been very enthusiastic toward 
OSGeo ideals, I'm also believe that there are some unanswered questions 
which should be addressed.


In particular, a while back you stepped down from the OSGeo Board 
mid-term, while you were in the position of OSGeo president. I don't 
think a public explanation was provided, but I was aware that there was 
some passionate discussion happening in public email lists at the time.


If you are considering sitting on the board again, I think an 
explanation should be provided.


Regards, Cameron


On 9/10/17 8:48 am, nicolas bozon wrote:


It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of 
Directors election.


Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, and 
i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless 
contributions over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His 
leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities 
made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add 
more. For those of you who may really not know Jeff yet, the 
User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before you vote.


Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep 
understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo 
strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff 
also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always ready to help 
build locally and to represent globally.


Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and i 
believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let us 
all welcome Jeff back at the Board!



Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna And Sanghee Shin

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you for the support Suchith.  It was great to share our similar 
visions on the stage at FOSS4G-Paris, your effort for GeoForAll is 
inspiring, and I always go out of my way to promote it every chance I 
get.  -jeff




On 2017-10-09 5:04 AM, Suchith Anand wrote:

+ for Jeff, Sanghee and Dirk.

Best wishes,

Suchith


From: Discuss <discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Marc Vloemans 
<marcvloema...@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna And Sanghee
Shin

+1 Jeff And Sanghee

Kind regards,
Marc Vloemans


Op 9 okt. 2017 om 00:38 heeft Vicky Vergara 
<vi...@georepublic.de<mailto:vi...@georepublic.de>> het volgende geschreven:

I would like to second this nomination.
I can find words in my vocabulary to express al the traits that Jeff has for 
being in the board.
His energy is contagious.
His knowledge of OSGeo invaluable.
His love an care for OSGeo is like no one else I've met


Vicky



On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 4:48 PM, nicolas bozon 
<nicolas.bo...@gmail.com<mailto:nicolas.bo...@gmail.com>> wrote:

It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of Directors 
election.

Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, and i would 
probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless contributions over the 
years, at every level of our Foundation. His leadership and long involvement in 
the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 
2016, and i cannot add more. For those of you who may really not know Jeff yet, 
the User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before you vote.

Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep understanding of 
both the director role and the current OSGeo strategic plan. Experienced with 
OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff also knows a lot about projects and people. 
He is always ready to help build locally and to represent globally.

Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and i believe 
he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let us all welcome Jeff 
back at the Board!


Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Nominations: Second the nominations of: Helena Mitasova, Dirk Frigne, Astrid Emde, Jeff McKennas

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you Andrea for the support, coming from you this means a lot.  All 
of the nominees are outstanding community leaders.  -jeff



On 2017-10-09 4:16 AM, andrea antonello wrote:

I would like to second the nominations of Helena Mitasova, Dirk
Frigne, Astrid Emde and Jeff McKenna

To keep it very short, the first two, because I see them as strong
representers of the Academic and Business world, which is great. The
Latter two because they represent the essence of what I think should
be open source geospatial community.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you for the support Silvia!  It was so great to see you at 
FOSS4G-Paris.  Can't wait to see you again and have a laugh together! -jeff




On 2017-10-09 3:28 AM, Silvia Franceschi wrote:

Absolutely agree with this nomination!

+1 for Jeff

Silvia


On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM, 林博文 <haya...@apptec.co.jp 
<mailto:haya...@apptec.co.jp>> wrote:


I support the nomination of Jeff McKenna and I agree with Nicholas's
Recommendation.

For a long time, he contributed to the spread of FOSS4G Softeware to
Asia and Europe.
Tributaries Everyone in the Japanese community loves Jeff.
He is widely known to the world after contemplating the MS4W. When
the OSGeo began, MapServer and MS4W played a contribution that could
be said to be indispensable to WebGIS at the time.
And all that he experienced from that time to now forms his OSGeo mind.

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2017-10-09 7:38 GMT+09:00 Vicky Vergara <vi...@georepublic.de
<mailto:vi...@georepublic.de>>:

I would like to second this nomination.
I can find words in my vocabulary to express al the traits that
Jeff has for being in the board.
His energy is contagious.
His knowledge of OSGeo invaluable.
His love an care for OSGeo is like no one else I've met


Vicky



On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 4:48 PM, nicolas bozon
<nicolas.bo...@gmail.com <mailto:nicolas.bo...@gmail.com>> wrote:


It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board
of Directors election.

Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything
OSGeo, and i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize
his countless contributions over the years, at every level
of our Foundation. His leadership and long involvement in
the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities made him the Winner of the
Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add more. For those of
you who may really not know Jeff yet, the User:Jeff_McKenna
wiki page is a good read before you vote.

Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep
understanding of both the director role and the current
OSGeo strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and
bylaws, Jeff also knows a lot about projects and people. He
is always ready to help build locally and to represent
globally.

Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community
leader, and i believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director
again. Please let us all welcome Jeff back at the Board!


Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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the nomination directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO,
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you for the support Hayashi-san.   I have really tried to spread 
FOSS4G and OSGeo all over Asia and Europe, as you mentioned.  I also 
truly love the OSGeo-Japan community, I feel like I am a long-time 
member of OSGeo-JP, and that a huge part of my growth as a person and a 
community member is due to the kindness and appreciation shown to me 
from so many OSGeo-JP members.


I miss you dearly and I am sure that I will see you soon in person at a 
FOSS4G event somewhere! -jeff




On 2017-10-09 3:20 AM, 林博文 wrote:
I support the nomination of Jeff McKenna and I agree with Nicholas's 
Recommendation.


For a long time, he contributed to the spread of FOSS4G Softeware to 
Asia and Europe.

Tributaries Everyone in the Japanese community loves Jeff.
He is widely known to the world after contemplating the MS4W. When the 
OSGeo began, MapServer and MS4W played a contribution that could be said 
to be indispensable to WebGIS at the time.

And all that he experienced from that time to now forms his OSGeo mind.

Hayashi.


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<mailto:vi...@georepublic.de>>:


I would like to second this nomination.
I can find words in my vocabulary to express al the traits that Jeff
has for being in the board.
His energy is contagious.
His knowledge of OSGeo invaluable.
His love an care for OSGeo is like no one else I've met


Vicky



On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 4:48 PM, nicolas bozon
<nicolas.bo...@gmail.com <mailto:nicolas.bo...@gmail.com>> wrote:


    It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of
Directors election.

Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything
OSGeo, and i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his
countless contributions over the years, at every level of our
Foundation. His leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and
FOSS4G communities made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in
2016, and i cannot add more. For those of you who may really not
know Jeff yet, the User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read
before you vote.

Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep
understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo
strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws,
Jeff also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always
ready to help build locally and to represent globally.

Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader,
and i believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again.
Please let us all welcome Jeff back at the Board!


Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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nomination directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna And Sanghee Shin

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you for the support Marc.  Indeed this class of Board volunteers 
is amazing, a really tough decision as each and every nominee is a true 
leader for OSGeo.   A great problem to have!  -jeff




On 2017-10-09 2:10 AM, Marc Vloemans wrote:

+1 Jeff And Sanghee

Kind regards,
Marc Vloemans


Op 9 okt. 2017 om 00:38 heeft Vicky Vergara <vi...@georepublic.de 
<mailto:vi...@georepublic.de>> het volgende geschreven:



I would like to second this nomination.
I can find words in my vocabulary to express al the traits that Jeff 
has for being in the board.

His energy is contagious.
His knowledge of OSGeo invaluable.
His love an care for OSGeo is like no one else I've met


Vicky



On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 4:48 PM, nicolas bozon <nicolas.bo...@gmail.com 
<mailto:nicolas.bo...@gmail.com>> wrote:



It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of
Directors election.

Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo,
and i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless
contributions over the years, at every level of our Foundation.
His leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G
communities made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 2016,
and i cannot add more. For those of you who may really not know
Jeff yet, the User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before
you vote.

Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep
understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo
strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff
also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always ready to
help build locally and to represent globally.

Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader,
and i believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please
let us all welcome Jeff back at the Board!


Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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nomination directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it
avoids Jeff to confirm to himself that he accepts the nomination.
The Board Nominations page still need to be updated, could you
please Vasile ? Sorry for shortening the nomination process in
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-13 Thread Jeff McKenna
Thank you for the kind support Vicky, looking forward to seeing you soon 
and having long OSGeo talks at FOSS4G-Sotm-Argentina (continued from our 
great talks at FOSS4G-Seoul).  I'll bring the old OSGeo banner, so we 
can help setup a little OSGeo booth there (on my to-do is to order an 
updated banner, as I go to so many local FOSS4G events it's a good 
investment for me, to help promote OSGeo), and we can print your Summer 
of Code flyers there as well.  See you soon!


PS. my goal is to respond to all nomination messages today, lots to do 
for OSGeo always ha!


-jeff



On 2017-10-08 7:38 PM, Vicky Vergara wrote:

I would like to second this nomination.
I can find words in my vocabulary to express al the traits that Jeff has 
for being in the board.

His energy is contagious.
His knowledge of OSGeo invaluable.
His love an care for OSGeo is like no one else I've met


Vicky



On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 4:48 PM, nicolas bozon <nicolas.bo...@gmail.com 
<mailto:nicolas.bo...@gmail.com>> wrote:



It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of
Directors election.

Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo,
and i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless
contributions over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His
leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities
made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add
more. For those of you who may really not know Jeff yet, the
User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before you vote.

Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep
understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo
strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff
also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always ready to
help build locally and to represent globally.

Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and
i believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let
us all welcome Jeff back at the Board!


Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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nomination directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it avoids
Jeff to confirm to himself that he accepts the nomination. The Board
Nominations page still need to be updated, could you please Vasile ?
Sorry for shortening the nomination process in this special case.
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[OSGeo-Discuss] candidate manifesto - Jeff McKenna

2017-10-12 Thread Jeff McKenna

Jeff McKenna

About me


Hey friends and family!  To say it is an honour to be nominated to again 
help represent the whole OSGeo community, is kind of an understatement 
for me.  I’ve been working hard within the community for so long, lately 
helping with the little things for the foundation, that when Nick and 
others reached out to me asking for me to help the organization at the 
leadership level for 2017, there was only one answer for me, yes!  :) 
Thank you to all that have reached out to me in support recently, so 
many from all over the world, your support means so much to me.
I think who I am has a lot to do with my parents, and I give them credit 
for giving me the opportunity to grow and then shine.  I am a product of 
a working-class family; my father was born and raised on a farm, and as 
I am the first-born, he taught me to get to know what hard work is.  My 
mother was the lead nurse in the Emergency hospital ward for 46 years, 
and she taught me true compassion for people, for everyone, no matter 
who they are – this ‘caring’ of people really stuck in me from my mother.
I would go on in life to become many things, which I was for many years 
so embarrassed by, but later I would become proud of them: 1) many years 
in university as a Civil Engineer (too young, from age 17, just wrong 
timing), 2) registered nurse (you have to step into someone’s shoes 
sometimes to really understand them), 3) initial attack forest fire 
fighting (making it to the elite 4-person heli-tack team in Canada was a 
proud moment, and again taught me hard work ethic and to help people and 
the environment, literally at the sound of an alarm bell and having to 
run to a helicopter within 3 minutes, to help some remote area anywhere 
in Canada, with no questions asked – got to experience remote areas of 
Northern Canada where few people get to see, and meet & become friends 
with so many good people, that are unfortunately underrepresented – this 
taught me to help stand up for those underrepresented, and help them 
shine),  4) hard manual labour directly on an automotive line making 
Honda Civics (during my summers as a student), really gave me early 
interactions with a successful Asian company, in a production line the 
size of 3 football fields long, teaching me the importance of quality 
assurance, & teamwork, and how important even the smallest of tasks is, 
for the end product, 5) professional ice hockey (playing in the United 
States, where I learned to respect the effort required to be a 
professional athlete, and that even playing a ‘game’ takes a lot of 
non-glorious tasks all year long), someone recently reminded me that I 
was a team captain at every level I played (college, university, etc.) 
and 6) finally back to my love of the world, and innovation, to find my 
calling in a new program (at the time the first ever 4 year degree 
program in North America in GIS), then called “Geographic Information 
Processing”, for my thesis I focused on “freeware” and Open Source. 
Somehow the Open Source community was an absolute natural fit me for, 
where teamwork, caring, doing the little things, hard work, and getting 
to know friends from all over the world, became my true calling.  With 
OSGeo and the community, I had found my true home.
I hope this helps people understand me, why I care, about people and 
communities from all over the world, why I literally hop on a plane with 
little notice to go help an OSGeo community grow, and share the OSGeo 
passion.


My vision
-

My vision has always been to help all communities, to give the quiet new 
person sitting at the back of the huge room the spotlight in OSGeo, to 
help that community grow, and then shine.  I have also tried to make 
OSGeo feel like a family, where the family stretches all over the world. 
 I have tried to make local leaders more visible, promoting their local 
events to the world stage.  Really my vision for OSGeo is, and has 
always been, to share, to laugh, to make friends, and to have fun.


What you have done within the community in the past
---

Much of my focus is around FOSS4G, in the past and currently.  I have 
tried to bring the event, as any size big or small, to all areas of the 
world.  Early on I created a process and a document (still used today in 
some form) to help make sure that FOSS4G moves around the world, to all 
parts, with the goal of planting a seed in the local community.  More 
recently I focus on smaller FOSS4G events, just doing the little things 
to help those communities grow, for events such as FOSS4G-Asia in 2018 
in Sri Lanka, or discussions of new events such as FOSS4G-MENA (Middle 
East and North Africa), or FOSS4G-Kuwait (initial discussions happening 
now).  At FOSS4G-Boston there was talk of another FOSS4G-Australia, in 
2018, and I am excited to throw my hat in for that too.  At the recent 
FOSS4G-Paris I happily committed

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Call for mentors and tasks for Google Code-in

2017-10-09 Thread Jeff McKenna

Oh also tasks now exist for OSGeo-Live and GEOS.  Great!  -jeff



On 2017-10-09 4:55 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
Update:  thank you to the 16 volunteer mentors for the Code-in, creating 
tasks for several OSGeo projects, such as: GRASS GIS, QGIS, pgRouting, 
PostGIS, GeoServer, MapServer, OpenLayers, and also tasks for the OSGeo 
foundation, and the FOSS4G event.


We can keep adding tasks right up until the students begin to claim 
tasks, on 28 November, so if you want to join the fun and help young 
students discover the FOSS4G passion:


Step 1) fill out the small Google form at the top of 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Mentors


Step 2) add your tasks or your name to existing tasks at 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Tasks


Wouldn't it be great to have all 38 OSGeo projects and initiatives 
active in the Code-in?  Yes, it can happen ha!


thanks everyone,

-Google Code-in admins, 2017/2018




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Call for mentors and tasks for Google Code-in

2017-10-09 Thread Jeff McKenna
Update:  thank you to the 16 volunteer mentors for the Code-in, creating 
tasks for several OSGeo projects, such as: GRASS GIS, QGIS, pgRouting, 
PostGIS, GeoServer, MapServer, OpenLayers, and also tasks for the OSGeo 
foundation, and the FOSS4G event.


We can keep adding tasks right up until the students begin to claim 
tasks, on 28 November, so if you want to join the fun and help young 
students discover the FOSS4G passion:


Step 1) fill out the small Google form at the top of 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Mentors


Step 2) add your tasks or your name to existing tasks at 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Tasks


Wouldn't it be great to have all 38 OSGeo projects and initiatives 
active in the Code-in?  Yes, it can happen ha!


thanks everyone,

-Google Code-in admins, 2017/2018




On 2017-10-05 6:00 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
A reminder that starting next week we must work on OSGeo's application 
for the Google Code-in (where short 3-5 hour tasks are given to kids 
aged 13-17).  Interested mentors are asked to fill in the short Google 
form listed at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Mentors


We only have 12 mentors so far!

Here is a list of all OSGeo projects and their listed tasks so far (we 
only have tasks for GRASS GIS, pgRouting, MapServer, OSGeo-Live, FOSS4G, 
and OSGeo foundation).  We are missing many projects!!! 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Tasks


Please share this to all OSGeo projects (official/incubation/community). 
   thanks!


-Code-in admins 2017/2018



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Dirk Frigne

2017-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna
Forwarding nomination of Dirk Frigne by Jody Garnett. The Board 
Nominations page has been updated: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017



-Jeff & Vasile
CRO 2017 Elections


 Forwarded Message 

It is my pleasure to nominate Dirk Frigne for the OSGeo Board elections. 
I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Dirk on the 2015 board where he 
enthusiastically applied himself to the responsibilities of the role, 
and stepped forward as a vice-president to represent OSGeo publicly.


Dirk is a long standing member of our community, making it a challenge 
to provide a summary of his contributions. I first met Dirk through the 
incubation of the Geomajas project, where he demonstrated a knowledge 
and passion for open source. Dirk is an established business 
professional who I believe founded Geosparc as an entrepreneur.  Dirk 
is instrumental in the founding of the new OSGeo Europe chapter, serving 
as the vice-president of this regional group. For more details on Dirk 
and his contributions please see the User:Dirkf 
 wiki page.


OSGeo is built on the passion of members like Dirk Frigne. Our board and 
community would benefit from his strength, dedication and leadership.

--
Jody Garnett





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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Vicky Vergara

2017-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna

Forwarding a duplicate nomination for Vicky, from Daniel Kastl, below:


On 2017-10-07 10:00 PM, Daniel Kastl wrote:
> Dear CRO,
>
> It's my pleasure to nominate Vicky Vergara [1] as a member of the
> OSGeo Board.
>
> Vicky is an economist and computer scientist, pgRouting fan and
> developer, and she is a free software advocate. She is very active in
> several OSGeo communities and FOSS4G projects, and she is very
> passionate about the projects she is involved in [2].
>
> Vicky's contributions and commitment to the pgRouting project [3] have
> helped to make it an agile OSGeo community project with active new users
> and contributors. Beside being a core contributor and PSC member of the
> pgRouting project, Vicky is also a PSC member of the OSGeo Live project
> [4] and a very active mentor for OSGeo's Google Summer of Code 
program [5].

>
> Vicky lives in Mexico City and works for remotely for Georepublic. She
> will also be able to speak for the Latin-American local OSGeo
> communities, that are currently not well represented in the OSGeo board.
>
> I'm sure, that Vicky would be an excellent board member!
>
> Best regards,
> Daniel
>
>
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Cvvergara
> 
> https://github.com/cvvergara
> http://pgrouting.org/
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Management
> 
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2017
> 
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Helena Mitasova

2017-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna
Forwarding nomination of Helena Mitasova by Angelos, Markus, Venka. The 
Board Nominations page has been updated: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017



-Jeff & Vasile
CRO 2017 Elections



 Forwarded Message 

It is a great honor for us to nominate Prof. Helena Mitasova for the 
2017 OSGeo Board Elections.


Prof. Helena Mitasova hardly needs any introduction. Her activities that 
encompass the entire gamut of the OSGeo Foundation goals, speak for 
themselves. She was awarded the Sol Katz Award in 2010 for her long 
standing contribution to the OSGeo Foundation and FOSS4G communities.


Recently, she has been one of the driving force behind the Geo4All 
initiative. She is also instrumental in the conclusion of several MoUs 
with international professional organizations. Her deep insight in area 
of Education and Research will help to strengthen our outreach. Further, 
her invaluable experience on the present OSGeo board will also be an asset.


We thank her for agreeing to be nominated for the 2017 OSGeo Board 
elections.


1. http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Helena 


2. http://www.geo4all.org/
3. https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MOU_OSGeo_All 



Angelos, Markus and Venka





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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Vicky Vergara

2017-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna
Forwarding nomination of Vicky Vergara by Regina Obe. The Board 
Nominations page has been updated: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017



-Jeff & Vasile
CRO 2017 Elections



 Forwarded Message 

I'd like to nominate Vicky Vergara [1] to the OSGeo Board of Directors.  I
think she'll be a great asset to our outreach efforts.

Vicky has been heavily involved in OSGeo activities in both development and
outreach.

On the Development side, she's the main maintainer of the pgRouting
community project in all areas documentation, coding, testing, and
refactoring.
On related work she also helps with maintenance and development of the QGIS
pgRouting Layer and maintaining and enhancing the osm2pgrouting loader tool.

On the outreach side, she's been a mentor for a number of years for GSoc.
She also got recently involved with OSGeo-Live helping in streamlining the
documentation and general workflow.

She speaks often at FOSS4G conferences most recently Korea, India and she's
off to Argentina.  She is fluent in a number of languages (Spanish, English,
and some Japanese and other languages I don't know).

She has a balanced perspective on things being first an Economist and second
a Computer Scientist.

She is very energetic and when you are around her you can't help but to be
excited to.

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Cvvergara [1]



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Sanghee Shin

2017-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna
Forwarding nomination of Sanghee Shin by Angelos Tzotsos. The Board 
Nominations page has been updated: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017



-Jeff & Vasile
CRO 2017 Elections


 Forwarded Message 

It is my pleasure to nominate Sanghee Shin, from South Korea, for 
re-election for the OSGeo Board of Directors. Sanghee has been involved 
in FOSS4G for a long time, he is the founding member of the OSGeo Korean 
Chapter, which chapter actually hosts a local FOSS4G-Korea event every 
year since 2011. He has succesfully organized FOSS4G 2015 Seoul and has 
since served at the Board of Directors for 2 years.
Sanghee as a Board member combines a great sense of community with a 
strong perspective of business.


Sanghee has accepted this nomination, so please welcome him back to the 
OSGeo Board of Directors.


--
Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member, Board of Directors
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos





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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Nominating Jody Garnett to serve another term as an OSGeo Board member

2017-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna
The Board Nominations page has been updated with this nomination: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017



-Jeff & Vasile
CRO 2017 Elections



On 2017-10-05 6:42 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

Dear CRO,

I would like to nominate Jody Garnett to serve on the OSGeo Board for 
another 2 year term. If I were to select a few words to describe Jody's 
last term I'd say that he has been:


Impactful, insightful; inspiring to others; leading by example; 
experienced in the ways that open source communities work; prepared to 
tackle the less exciting problems; encouraging; practical and realistic. 
Jody's contributions to the OSGeo board has been hugely valuable to 
date, and I'm incredibly grateful that he has accepted to run for 
another term.


For background: Jody has served on the OSGeo board for 2 years, he 
chairs the OSGeo Incubation committee, was on the FOSS4G 2007 and FOSS4G 
2009 organising committees, has presented regularly at conferences and 
workshops, is on the Project Steering Committees for UDig, GeoTools, 
GeoServer, and is a regular contributor to numerous OSGeo email lists.


Warm regards,
Cameron Shorter


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[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination period ends in ~6 hours

2017-10-08 Thread Jeff McKenna
Exact time: 
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20171008T235959=136=OSGeo+Board+of+Directors+nominalizations+2017=cursive


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