[Board] Welcome new Board

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at flaxen.com
Tue Aug 14 10:12:19 PDT 2012

I'm curious as to the role of "President" as defined in the bylaws (section 5.6). This seems a pro forma position, can it just be the same person as the Chair? Indeed, have we ever had a chair?

I'm in favor of having a 1st meeting of the new board sooner than Sept, if possible, to sort out things like new President/Chair, SolKatz, replacement of Jo, etc.


On Aug 14, 2012, at 3:29 AM, Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) <arnulf at osgeo.org> wrote:

> Dear OSGeo Board of Directors,
> welcome to the new members and hello to the re-elected and incumbent
> directors. It is great to see this team form and I am looking forward to
> your work over the next year and maybe more.
> I almost created a page for the next board meeting to start and prepare
> the agenda but then thought that this should be done by the new board.
> You might have new restrictions or options wrt to the time and date of
> the meetings. The next regular schedule would be on Thursday the 6th or
> 13th of September but please feel free to move this to any convenient
> time earlier or later.
> I also want to thank the outgoing directors Jo Cook, Tim Schaub and
> myself (er - well, you don't really do that, do you? :-) for our good
> work and commitment to the development of OSGeo.
> As I announced I have no intention of going away, stepping down or
> leaving for good. If there is anything where I can help please let me
> know. Until the new board has taken a decision I will stay president so
> that this role is continued without vacancy.
> As of tomorrow I will be completely offline and on vacation for two
> weeks, so please no speculations as to why I might not comment or answer
> to anything at all. I am simply not at a screen. Returning August 29.
> Have fun,
> Arnulf
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> Arnulf Christl, President
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