[Board] My presence on the board

Gary Lang gary.lang at autodesk.com
Tue Jul 3 07:13:03 PDT 2007


Thanks. I'm thinking less about that than I am about the opportunity cost of the slot going to someone more activist.
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave McIlhagga (External)
To: Jo Walsh <jo at frot.org>
Cc: Gary Lang; board at lists.osgeo.org <board at lists.osgeo.org>
Sent: Tue Jul 03 07:03:10 2007
Subject: Re: [Board] My presence on the board

Gary,

If you're willing -- I'm sure everyone would want to keep you on  
"board".

Personally -- I've always seen the role of an organization's Board of  
Directors as an oversight role. Highly active board members can be  
helpful, but I don't see heavy involvement in day to day activity as  
it's primary objective. So if you're concerned about quantity of  
contribution -- I don't think this is reason to relinquish your  
position on the board.

Dave



On 29-Jun-07, at 10:06 PM, Jo Walsh wrote:

> dear Gary,
>
> I value your presence on the board and sense of commitment to OSGeo
> and there are a lot of members both of the Board and of the different
> committees who can be more active in the running of things.
> I hope that you stay on it.
>
> Are you still happy to go on being Treasurer? Does the person in the
> Treasurer role also have to be a Board member? I guess what with
> Tyler working on maintaining the practical financials, the role
> is basically oversight anyway?
>
> cheers,
>
>
> jo
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 06:36:21PM -0700, Gary Lang wrote:
>> As I mentioned in a previous board meeting, we had a  
>> reorganization here
>> at Autodesk that has placed the responsibility for geospatial  
>> software
>> under someone else. I still work closely with those folks, but my
>> hands-on knowledge about what is going on has been reduced  
>> dramatically.
>>
>> At the same time, I am emotionally committed to the success of OSGeo,
>> and want to do whatever I can to see it succeed for all of the  
>> reasons
>> we discussed before.
>>
>> So I'm doing what I have learned to do in this process, and I am  
>> asking
>> you if you'd like me to relinquish my board seat for someone who can
>> take on a more active role. Certainly, no matter what, I will be  
>> working
>> with the GIS team here to make sure that OSGeo remains a focus for  
>> us as
>> a company, which I continue to do doing one thing or another every  
>> week.
>>
>> Please let me know what you'd like to see me do.
>>
>> Gary
>>
>>
>> Gary Lang
>> Vice President Engineering, Platforms & Global Engineering
>> Autodesk, Inc.
>> 111 McInnis Pkwy
>> San Rafael, California 94903
>>
>> Office       877 301-4182
>> Fax          877 301-4182
>> gary.lang at autodesk.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
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