[Board] And the next board member is…

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 05:40:04 PDT 2012

Ok, I've looked back over Jeff's press release,and think it only needs 
one more line to introduce the new person.
Michael, can you please add the name of the new board member.

On 24/08/12 11:56, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Michael,
> 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.
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Press_Releases
> 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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