[Board] Resignation from Board

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at flaxen.com
Tue Feb 7 03:21:11 PST 2012


As the December board meeting, a motion was passed to send Jeff to Beijing to report on the status of the Beijing team's preparations, as we had not had much communication with them as compared to the process in previous years.  Jeff was unable to make this trip, unfortunately.  However, in the past few weeks the Beijing team has been sending updates to the conference committee and things seem well underway; we're looking forward to a great conference in China.

Jeff's decision to resign from the board and the conference committee was his own decision, and I think his two emails covered what needed to be said.  This is sad, of course, but Jeff has his reasons and beyond that we should respect his privacy.

-mpg, board sec'y

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeroen Ticheler [mailto:jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 1:24 AM
> To: mpg at flaxen.com
> Cc: 'Jeff McKenna'; 'osgeo-board List'
> Subject: Re: [Board] Resignation from Board
> Hi all,
> After a night of sleep this resignation made me pretty sad. It is because it is kind of weird to see such big OSGeo supporter move away
> after a period of silence around the FOSS4G conference and after the board meeting you had last weekend. I'm sure this is no
> coincidence and I'm sure we don't need to know all the details. But what I do know is that many of us wonder why. On your agenda
> you had a specific point of discussion on Jeff's trip to Beijing that never took place. I also wonder what happened?
> My questions to you are now if will you come up with a statement related to this and if you will make an announcement on OSGeo
> Discuss before more discussion and gossip starts to take place.
> Thanks, cheers,
> Jeroen
> On 7 feb. 2012, at 05:03, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> > Jeff:
> >
> > On behalf of the board, we accept your resignation.
> >
> > I know this is difficult for you, but I also know that I speak for the whole community in thanking you for your work over the years and
> in looking forward to more good things from you in the future.
> >
> > -mpg, board secretary

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