[Board] [OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Cameron Shorter

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Fri Aug 3 05:36:36 PDT 2012

To answer my own email and wrap up this thread: it was a mistake that 
was quickly spotted and fixed, and Cameron is now listed with the other 
nominees at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2012

Sorry for the noise


On 12-08-03 8:31 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> On 12-07-30 7:50 AM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
>> I personally believe that face to face meetings are really important and
>> help to get things done. The F2F situation simply requires us to
>> specifically focus on OSGeo. We are all highly busy people and this is
>> one of the few chances where we can really collaborate intensely and
>> this invariably brought us the best results.
>> But again - not being able to attend should not be a blocker for
>> somebody interested in running for the board. There are many things that
>> need to be done in preparation for an F2F and conference calls can help
>> to bridge the gap. It helps even to have only half the directors in one
>> place and the others join in remotely. Still better than all dispersed.
> Arnulf,
> I don't see Cameron's nomination in the list posted for the vote this
> morning at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2012
> Is it that he explicitly refused his nomination or just that you and
> Cameron didn't get the feedback you expected in order to make a decision?
> My take is that F2F meetings are important and useful, but not a
> show-stopper if a director is able to contribute in other ways (which I
> have no doubt Cameron could do). As long as we can still get at least
> quorum at the face to face meeting, and the rest joins via
> teleconference for instance then the F2F would still be useful.
> However, monthly IRC/voice meetings are very important and must be
> attended by all board members as much as possible, and we've
> demonstrated in the past that holding meetings with participant from all
> around the globe is possible.
> I personally think it is fair for a candidate to state that he/she could
> not travel, as long as he/she is willing and committing to make the
> monthly IRC board meetings, and then we can let the charter members
> decide with their votes if they want this candidate or not, taking in
> consideration the travel limitations vs his/her profile and his/her
> possible contributions to the board.
> All this to say that I was hoping to see Cameron's nomination to be
> included for the elections and would like to know why he was not included.
> Thanks
> Daniel

Daniel Morissette
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