[Board] Welcome to New Board members
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Sun Sep 8 22:02:57 PDT 2013
Welcome to the new Board members. The Developing world looks forward for new initiatives, where in Open Source GIS can provide transparent administration.
From: Seven (aka Arnulf) <seven at arnulf.us>
To: board at lists.osgeo.org
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Board] New board, new roles
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On 07.09.2013 20:12, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
> Hey Arnulf,
> thanks for all your hard work, it's really appreciated. Also thanks
> to the people who helped you ofcourse.
> I'd be happy to look into electronic voting if no one else is
> Best regards, Bart
this is great, thanks.
I have started a Wiki page for a work group (sub committee, name it as
you think appropriate) with a few notes of what we need to do:
Please take ownership and let me know what else you need from me. Maybe
directly after the elections is a good point in time to ping the broader
membership and ask if anybody else is interested in being involved. We
have planned to do some cleaning up and housekeeping of OSGeo policies,
procedures and bylaws. This may well result in additional or different
criteria for the electronic voting.
If we are really quick we might even manage to meet for a birds of a
feather session at FOSS4G to flesh out this web page and get started
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 7, 2013, at 7:38 PM, Arnulf Christl
> <arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net> wrote:
> Dear board, we updated the main website:
> and the Wiki: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors
> and added the elections results:
> I hope that this covers all places where we list the board members.
> If not please let me know or fix yourself. If you fix yourself it
> would be appreciated if you would also add the link to this list (for
> future CROs): http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process#Voting
> Please note that you should probably nominate a new Secretary asap.
> Michael kindly confirmed that he will follow up tagging Charter
> Members as inactive if they failed to vote in two consecutive
> elections and update the list with addresses. Next year will be the
> first where the "inactive status" regulation finally comes into
> For next year we highly recommend to switch to electronic elections.
> The manual effort is way too high with more than 180 members. In
> total the elections took a good 60h of work split between three
> people, around 200 individual mails and more than 100 Wiki and web
> site edits. That is a kilobyte more than just for fun. Greg Buehler
> manages the electronic votes for OGC (and they have loads of them all
> the time) and he kindly offered to share his experience. Who would be
> the counterpart on our side? I'd be happy to report from the last
> two elections but will not be able to implement anything.
> After FOSS4G we will start the Big Cleanup of governance docs,
> bylaws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ugh. Why did I
> just say this?
> Have fun, Arnulf
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