[Board] New board, new roles

Michael Gerlek mpg at flaxen.com
Mon Sep 16 14:02:51 PDT 2013



-----Original Message-----
From: Arnulf Christl <arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net>
Organization: metaspatial
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013 8:49 AM
To: OSGeo Board <board at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: Re: [Board] New board, new roles

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>Thanks Michael,
>I added these tasks to the Wiki page describing the responsibilities
>of the OSGeo Secretary:
>Please add anything else you have been doing to this page so that
>people get a better understanding of the role.
>On 07.09.2013 19:40, Michael Gerlek wrote:
>> As Arnulf noted, I'll transfer over secretarial duties when you've
>> got a replacement lined up. There is some housekeeping I need to do
>> before turning things over:
>> - contributor agreements . maintaining folder full of contributor
>> agreements: I will tidy these up and make sure they are all current
>> on our DropBox folder . someone needs to hold on to the paper
>> copies: I'm happy to keep them here at my house until some other
>> arrangement makes sense . update web page of contrib agreements:
>> hasn't been done in ages, I'll do that too
>> - memberships . I have a spreadsheet of all members, last known
>> contact info, last-voted dates, etc: I will update that again now
>> that election is over . I will present board with list of people
>> known to be "inactive", for contacting and/or removal form our
>> lists
>> I'll get all of the above wrapped up this week.
>> -mpg
>> -----Original Message----- From: Arnulf Christl
>> <arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net> Organization: metaspatial Date:
>> Saturday, September 7, 2013 11:38 AM To: OSGeo Board
>> <board at lists.osgeo.org> Subject: [Board] New board, new roles
>> Dear board, we updated the main website:
>> http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/board_and_officers.html
>> and the Wiki: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors
>> and added the elections results:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Election_2013_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 action.
>> 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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