[Board] Emeritus

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Tue Jan 22 15:08:34 PST 2013

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On 01/22/2013 10:55 PM, Eli Adam wrote:
> 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.
> In the US, I think 'Emeritus' is a common word.  Especially so in
> academia.
> Best Regards, Eli

Thanks Eli,
same in Germany, but it is also used for charitable orgs and the like.
I also just got a confirmation from Carl Reed that this is the right
term to use, they also use it in the OGC for their past board members.

It is also known well enough in German to not confuse people and
checking Wikipedia it seems to translate nicely into Emeritaat,
Emeritný, Emèrit, Emérito, Эмерит, and so on.


>> "Honourable OSGeo Guardian" doesn't sound quite right.
>> On 22/01/13 05:47, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
> 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 Exploring Body, Space and
> Mind
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