[Board] Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members

Cameron Shorter 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?
http://irclogs.geoapt.com/osgeo/%23osgeo.2014-06-12.log
>
> Best regards,
> Bart
>
> 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 
>> 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 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
>> 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
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>

-- 
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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