[Board] And the next board member is…

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 18:56:10 PDT 2012

You are CRO, so your call. I'm happy for you to announce the person to 
this board email list now.

I suggest that we should also put out a brief press release within the 
next 24 hours, sent to this board and discuss email lists.

Press release should cover:

* congratulations to new board member
* note that Jo has resigned, probably quoting a reason why.
* note that this new board member will complete Jo's term of 1 year, 
which will enable the board to keep its rotation of re-electing 4/5 
people each year.
* note that this person was the next candidate in line from the last 
board election.

I'm happy to help write or review such a release in ~ 8 hours.
I think this release should be separate to the general release which 
Jeff has already drafted, and which should go out 12 to 24 hours later.

As a side note, I suggest that the board start building up a list of 
press releases in a similar manner to what we have been doing on the 
OSGeo-Live project.

The advantage of developing press releases in a wiki is that it is easy 
for a number of people to contribute. (I see that Jeff's last press 
release was developed in a wiki in this fashion)

On 24/08/2012 11:02 AM, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> Apologies for delay on getting the minutes out, but I've been offline (sick) for a couple days. Will try to do tomorrow.
> I have heard from our board nominee, however, and the person has accepted our nomination. What is the next step supposed to be? I recall something about asking the person publicly, but someone noted there didn't seem to be much of a point in that, and I'm not sure where we wound up on that one.
> Pls advise, and I'll coordinate with the nominee as needed.
> -mpg, sec'y and cro
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