[Board] Re: Random selection of board members to be replaced/re-elected

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Thu Jul 12 15:10:04 PDT 2007

dear Mark,
On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 12:25:41PM -0400, Mark Lucas wrote:
> I've decided to offer up my board seat to new candidates. 

Well both yourself, and Gary, are a loss to the board on the grounds 
that Dave notes; that a well-placed few words on occasion are 'worth' 
as much as a lot of running around, and to have people of high
external stature associated, counts for a lot. Perhaps board
membership encourages activism but that activism is visible in a ton
of people who are not board members too.

> ongoing Open Technology Development efforts within the DoD and  
> Intelligence Community.

This sounds terrific, it seems that a powerful vector for spread of
open source GIS, is for it to appear in the context of "e-government" 
and to be taken up by one kind of government agency that can influence
others... as long as more of us get to share in all that Intelligence 
eventually ;) 



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