[Board] Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 14:17:27 PDT 2014
On 23/06/2014 3:51 am, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
> 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?
Yes, that is correct.
> PS did I miss the e-mail votes from last meeting or they have not yet
> been sent out?
You are right, it doesn't seem to have been sent out yet.
Looking at logs. Jachym, were you planning to scribe for last meeting?
> Best regards,
> On 22 Jun 2014, at 13:34, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com
> <mailto: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
>> Proposal: OSGeo to update the Charter Member voting process, as per
>> +1 Cameron
>> 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 boardhas agreed
>> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2014-06-12>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.
>> Cameron Shorter,
>> Software and Data Solutions Manager
>> 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
>> Board mailing list
>> Board at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:Board at lists.osgeo.org>
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