[Board] Emeritus

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 12:05:23 PST 2013

I love the concept you are suggesting, but question the name "Emeritus", 
primarily because it is a term I suspect many are not familiar with. (I 
needed to look it up). However looking around I can't seem to find the 
right replacement word.

  "Honourable OSGeo Guardian" doesn't sound quite right.

On 22/01/13 05:47, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
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> Folks,
> this is a short concise summary of what an emeritus board member is:
> http://www.governancematters.org/index.cfm?organization_id=56&section_id=1117&page_id=7635
> I would like to be recognized as an emeritus board member and continue
> to promote OSGeo as best I can. So far I have used "I was the last
> president", "Ex-president", "was on the board of directors" but they
> all somehow have this "Ex" sound to it and compel to continue thinking
> "and then left because ... ?, she wasn't happy / no good / for good,
> because they suck, because they thought she sucks) and so on.
> Therefore I want to propose to have a regular emeritus status.
> To avoid the cons listed in the link above we can either leave it to
> the outgoing member to ask for it (which I herewith do) or let the
> current board (or maybe a charter member) make a motion to this
> effect. Or something else that I have not thought of, obviously.
> And btw: Thanks for keeping the wheel turning. I am very happy to see
> that things are continuing to work well!
> Cheers,
> Arnulf
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