[Board] Emeritus

Bob Basques bbasques at sharedgeo.org
Tue Jan 22 12:35:11 PST 2013


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> Arnulf,
> 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
> > 
> > - -- 
> > Seven of Nine
> > http://arnulf.us/Seven
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