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

Mark Lucas mlucas17 at mac.com
Thu Jul 12 17:37:23 PDT 2007

thanks Jo,

Gary and I are going to form an ex-board members club and make sure  
it has a lot of perks associated with it.

I'm sure that we will both continue to be involved in areas where we  
can help out.


On Jul 12, 2007, at 8:21 PM, Gary Lang wrote:

> I didn't know I got points for in-kind loudmouthisms, but I appreciate
> the sentiment. But if it's true that activism is visible in people  
> that
> are not board members, then maybe I can still contribute ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> [mailto:board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jo Walsh
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:10 PM
> To: Mark Lucas
> Cc: OSGeo-Board
> Subject: Re: [Board] Re: Random selection of board members tobe
> replaced/re-elected
> 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 ;)
> cheers,
> jo
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