[Board] Charter members and directors elections

Tyler Mitchell tmitchell at osgeo.org
Tue Jul 26 08:34:52 PDT 2011

Hi Daniel, did you have any further thoughts on next steps?  I know you got a variety of responses and wondered if your head exploded ;). 


On 2011-07-14, at 2:03 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:

> 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.
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2011
> 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:
>  http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2010-October/003613.html
> 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?
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