[Board] Emeritus

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Jan 22 13:03:21 PST 2013


I love the idea and would be pleased to have "Emeritus Board Member"
be a role of respect that the board can grant at will (by board
motion).  Since we are already a pretty open organization so board
meeting invites are open to all I'm not sure that this role would
carry any special powers, but hopefully it would be carry an
indication of respect, and encourage those on who it is conferred to
continue to advocate on behalf of, and advise OSGeo confidently.

Best regards,

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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