Steering Committee Meeting - July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 14:00

LT Steering Committee Minutes - July 19, 2016


  • Eddie Pickle (elected participant rep RadiantBlue), Andrea Ross (Eclipse Foundation), Xavier Lopez (strategic rep Oracle), Jody Garnett (elected committer rep Boundless), Anthony Calamito (strategic rep Boundless), Norman Barker (strategic rep IBM), Robert Cheetham (elected participant member rep, Azavea)

  • Chair pro tem: Jody Garnett

  • Scribing: Eddie

Next Meeting

  • August 16th, 2016

Meeting Agenda

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IP review update

  • GeoGig just one CQ to go

  • GeoTrellis just 3 CQ's to go

  • There are only 22 CQ's outstanding across all of LocationTech, and a solid plan for them.

  • Discussed release schedule after GeoGig & GeoTrellis do releases

  • The IP revision has been communicated publicly and, assuming approved by the Eclipse Foundation board, will be implemented as soon as possible:


  • October 13th at Red Cross in D.C.

  • The call for proposals has been announced, deadline is August 5th

  • 6 sponsors have signed, more anticipated


  • Thea is working on adding the cities/dates/etc to the Tour site

  • 6 sponsors have signed, more coming (thank you!)

  • We anticipate 15+ events and 1500+ people this year, which would make it the biggest Tour yet.

  • East Coast sites, SF, Portland in the works.

  • Look for list shortly at


  • Discussed plan for a 4 day conference in the SF Bay area. Content will be user-focused, open to hybrid and proprietary, and co-branded with a new brand, as we discussed in Raleigh.

  • Interestingly, the typical sponsors of CalGIS only overlap slightly with the typical sponsors for FOSS4G NA

  • Discussed CalGIS team ideas.


Guest Memberships

  • Temple University is interested in participating, and will be sponsoring the 2016 Tour.Andrea asked to extend a guest membership to them.

    • Moved and approved

Recruiting prospects (a sampling brain dump by Andrea)

  • Discussed prospective new members and projects of the organization.


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