[Board] have fun today, hopes

Mark Lucas mlucas17 at mac.com
Mon Sep 13 06:27:59 PDT 2010


Appreciate the kind offer to use the board list.

I think a separate list for ex board members makes sense for a couple of reasons.

The board list should be primarily for the elected board.  The ex-board members are not shy and we certainly would chime in where appropriate for board list discussions.  Ex-board members need a place to go when they step down - I'm sure that we will all respond if you need our assistance in any area - but I think that we should be very conservative and avoid any confusion on who speaks for the board.

Consider us envoys for special missions, advisors when needed - and above all, supporters for the current leadership team

Besides, I think we should have special badges   :-)  Maybe our portraits should adorn a virtual hallway somewhere...


On Sep 13, 2010, at 7:39 AM, christopher.schmidt at nokia.com wrote:

> On Sep 13, 2010, at 7:01 AM, ext Venkatesh Raghavan wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Was great to meet up with board past and
>> present. Particularly wonderful to meet
>> Mark and Jo from the board that I served.
>> On 2010/09/13 19:46, Markus Neteler wrote:
>>> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Mark Lucas<mlucas17 at mac.com>  wrote:
>>> ...Count me in, I'm
>>>> hoping to have more time to re-engage.  At the very least, we could gossip
>>>> about how we used to do it in the old days.....  I nominate Venka to lead
>>>> us....
>>>> Mark
>>> I'd like the idea of an extra "advisory board of former directors" who
>>> volunteer
>>> to participate and offer their opinions on the actual work to be done by us
>>> board members.
>> We can get started with having a mailing list
>> ex-board at lists.osgeo.org. I would prefer this
>> list to be private so have more fun and gossip.
>> If most of the ex-board active on this list, I
>> would like to request Frank or someone in SAC
>> to kindly create the list for us.
> I guess I'm confused; why is the board list itself not an appropriate venue
> for this kind of discussion?
> All members of the OSGeo community are welcome to participate here, and I think
> that the ex-board members hold a significant amount of impact and sway in
> the community -- otherwise they wouldn't have been on the board to begin with.
> Encouraging ex board members to remain on the board mailing list and
> offer their advice at any point seems perfectly reasonable and wise to
> me. On the other hand, hosting a private mailing list for ex-board members
> seems unnecessary to me. 
> If someone can explain to me why the board list itself is not an ideal
> venue for this, I am interested to hear.
> -- Chris_______________________________________________
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