[Board] Motion: Accept all 22 Nominees of 2012 as new OSGeo Charter Members

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at flaxen.com
Sun Jul 8 15:13:03 PDT 2012


I'm going to vote +1, but will admit to procedural misgivings. 

As acting CRO (since Arnulf is off the grid for a couple weeks) and as board secretary, I'll tally the board votes on the motion tomorrow morning. Hopefully all will have voted by then - if not, we'll have to check the rules to see if this motion can be considered legally passed.

.mpg

On Jul 7, 2012, at 5:54 PM, Peter Batty <peter at ebatty.com> wrote:

> Michael, my understanding of Arnulf's proposal is not that we override the election process per se.
> 
> However, the board has the right to decide how many charter members are elected each year - as he said in a previous email, this should be at least 10% and no more than one third of the existing Charter Membership, which this year that would mean between 13 and 42 new members.
> 
> So Arnulf is proposing that the board should decide that 22 new charter members should be elected this year, which is something that we can do within the existing rules. If we do that then the number of nominees matches the number of slots available, so then there is no need to go through the voting process, since we know that all candidates will be elected.
> 
> This seems reasonable to me (though I'm not aware that we have done this before, to answer your question).
> 
> Cheers,
>     Peter.
> 
> On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Michael P. Gerlek <mpg at flaxen.com> wrote:
> Sorry, I'm not quite following this -  just to be clear - is Arnulf proposing we accept all 22 names as new charter members and skip the normal election process which would be for 20 new members?
> 
> As a practical matter that seems reasonable, but I always worry about changing the rules as we go along and setting bad precedents. Have we done this before?
> 
> .mpg
> 
> On Jul 7, 2012, at 9:19 AM, Mark Lucas <mlucas17 at mac.com> wrote:
> 
>> +1
>> 
>> Arnulf, good call, approve all 22
>> 
>> Mark
>> 
>> On Jul 7, 2012, at 3:20 AM, "Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)" <arnulf at osgeo.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> Board,
>>> I motion to accept all nominees listed on the nomination page on
>>> 2012-07-06 [1] as new OSGeo Charter Members.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Please someone second this motion so that we can proceed to vote.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Thank you,
>>> Arnulf
>>> 
>>> [1]
>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php?title=New_Member_Nominations_2012&oldid=64378
>>> 
>>> 
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