[Board] Emeritus

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 15:12:42 PST 2013

On 23/01/2013 10:08 AM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
> 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.

Based on feedback so far, I've changed my mind and it seems that the 
word "Emeritus" does indeed seem like the appropriate name, and I 
continue to be in favour of creating such a role.

Cameron Shorter
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