[Board] Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Sun Jun 22 10:51:55 PDT 2014

Hey Cameron,

can I ask for one clarification, when you say:

Chair of Official Local Chapter, where the voting community includes at least 3 OSGeo charter members

does this mean that the local chapter should have at least 3 charter members in it?

PS did I miss the e-mail votes from last meeting or they have not yet been sent out?

Best regards,

On 22 Jun 2014, at 13:34, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:

> OSGeo Board,
> As proposed, we have provided an updated voting process, which has been refined after discussion on the osgeo discuss list.
> To complete this process, I'm asking the board to vote to approve the new process (as copied below), and move forward to voting for OSGeo Advocates.
> Proposal: OSGeo to update the Charter Member voting process, as per below:
> +1 Cameron
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process_2014#Positions_for_recognised_OSGeo_Community_Leaders
> 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 dissent.
> In response, the OSGeo board has agreed to trial tweaking the voting process. The aim is to automatically accept recognised OSGeo community leaders, while continuing with our existing process which attracts the many valuable community       members who contribute in other ways. A week's provided for 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, while continuing to accept members from the many other valuable OSGeo roles.
> 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.
> Positions for recognised OSGeo Community Leaders
> OSGeo aims to provide OSGeo Charter Membership to all recognised OSGeo community leaders who are nominated. Hopefully, sufficient positions are available. If there are more candidates than available, then membership will be allocated to the first to be nominated. 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. (This may refer to a current or previously held position).
> Acceptable roles are currently limited to:
> Project Steering Committee member of a Graduated OSGeo Project
> Chair of Official Local Chapter, where the voting community includes at least 3 OSGeo charter members
> Chair of an OSGeo committee, where the voting community includes at least 3 OSGeo charter members
> The application process for recognised OSGeo Community Leaders is the same as for other nominees.
> -- 
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