[Board] Election process 2014

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 04:42:17 PDT 2014


OSGeo board, Jorge,
I've updated the proposed voting process docs. Feel free to review and 
add comments. I intend to email osgeo-discuss in ~ 9 hours.

Key changes:

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2014#Revised_selection_process

*Revised selection process**
*
In previous years the Charter Member selection process has been a little 
contentious. We typically receive numerous nominations from high caliber 
members of our community, and insufficient positions to accept them all. 
This typically results in unnecessary disappointment and bad blood.

In response, the OSGeo board has agreed to trial tweaking the voting 
process. The aim is to automatically accept recognised OSGeo community 
leaders. A week's provided to all community comments.

Design guidelines:
* We want a process which is simple to understand and implement
* We want a process which encourages recognised OSGeo community leaders 
to become OSGeo charter members
* We want a process which is difficult to abuse
* For the first iteration, we should err on being more selective in our 
criteria, with potential widening of selection criteria in future years.

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process_2014#Positions_for_recognised_OSGeo_Community_Leaders

*Positions for recognised OSGeo Community Leaders*

OSGeo aims to provide OSGeo Charter Membership to all recognised OSGeo 
community leaders who apply. Hopefully, sufficient positions are 
available. If there are more candidates than available, then membership 
will be allocated to the first to apply. Remaining nominees will be 
automatically offered to go through the standard voting process.

Recognised OSGeo Community Leaders are defined as people who have been 
voted into a position of authority within official OSGeo projects and 
committees, where the voting community includes at least 3 OSGeo charter 
members.

Acceptable roles are currently limited to:
* Project Steering Committee member of a Graduated OSGeo Project
* Chair of Official Local Chapter
* Chair of an OSGeo committee

The application process for recognised OSGeo Community Leaders is the 
same as for other nominees.

On 14/06/2014 7:31 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Hi Jorge and Alex, (cc board)
>
> As per last board meeting:
> /In response, the OSGeo board has agreed to trial tweaking the voting 
> process. The aim is to automatically accept recognised OSGeo community 
> leaders. We are inviting comments from the community to help us tweak 
> the process, and I have been allocated the task of collecting and 
> incorporating community feedback./
>
> Digging around, it seems there are 2 pages needing updating:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2014
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process (draft being worked at 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process_2014)
>
> I notice one thing needing updating is that we are switching from 
> using an "email to the CRO" to using limesurvey. Alex, and/or Jorge, I 
> think you know the details for this? Could you please update 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process_2014 to describe the use 
> of LimeSurvey.
>
> I'll continue over the next 14 hours or so updating these 2 pages with 
> proposed new text, will send to the board email list for comment, then 
> email to osgeo-discuss asking for comment in 24 hours.
>
>
> -- 
> Cameron Shorter,
> Software and Data Solutions Manager
> LISAsoft
> Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
> 26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
>
> P +61 2 9009 5000,  Wwww.lisasoft.com,  F +61 2 9009 5099

-- 
Cameron Shorter,
Software and Data Solutions Manager
LISAsoft
Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

P +61 2 9009 5000,  W www.lisasoft.com,  F +61 2 9009 5099

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