[Board] Charter members and directors elections

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Jul 14 14:03:18 PDT 2011

Hi Board,

Following up on the action item from our last board meeting, I have 
started working on a draft schedule to hold charter members and 
directors elections this summer before FOSS4G.


As you'll see in the above document, we might be able to make it if we 
got the charter election going tomorrow or early next week at the 
latest, but otherwise it's going to be too tight and we'll have to hold 
only the directors election this summer and the charter members election 
will have to come later in the fall as we did last year.

I also did a bit of research to track down last year's discussion about 
adding only 10% new members per year being a bit low. You probably all 
remember that we had many great candidates last year but could only add 
10. All I could find was this:

Basically that was suggesting "10% new members plus replace all dropped 
members from previous years".

However in http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Membership_Process the rule 
was to add "between 10% and one third of the existing charter membership 
count as decided by the board".

How many new charter members do we want to add this year? Stick with 10% 
(11 new members) or go for more?

Also, does anyone have a strong objection to pushing the new charter 
member election to the fall since time is a bit tight?

Daniel Morissette
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