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

Jo Cook jocook at astuntechnology.com
Fri Aug 3 05:59:25 PDT 2012

A really silly question, but can I just confirm- do Board Members vote in
the Board Election?


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Daniel Morissette
<dmorissette at mapgears.com>wrote:

> 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<http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2012>
> Sorry for the noise
> Daniel
> 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<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
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