[Board] Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members

blammo bbasques at sharedgeo.org
Mon Jun 30 06:58:58 PDT 2014

On 6/29/14 3:26 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> OSGeo board,
> In the interests of making a decision such that Jorge Salinas (our 
> CRO) can move forward, I propose the following process be followed for 
> voting new charter members in 2014:
> 1. Charter member to nominate potential new charter member(s) (as before).
> 2. Charter members then vote (in/out) nominated charter members. This 
> will be different to prior years, as we previously voted in a fixed 
> number of members for a larger selection pool. (eg vote in 20 people 
> from a list of 30). For this year, I propose we have a "Yes/No" vote. 
> Ie, if we have a list of 30 candidates, we will ask all charter 
> members to vote Yes or No against each candidate. Each candidate with 
> greater than 50% of YES votes will be included as new charter members.


Shouldn't there be an option for abstaining from a vote as well as Yes/No?


> 3. Charter members would be guided to select candidates who fit the 
> "Positive Attributes for Charter Members" as defined here: 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process#Positive_Attributes
> 4. There will be no limit to the number of new charter members who can 
> be selected. This will require an update of 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process
> 5. Note: This vote is being put to the board and not to charter 
> members as I don't wish to complicate this decision by adding a 2nd 
> (positive) idea for change. We can address getting charter members to 
> vote on issues as a separate motion.
> Board members, can you please all vote on above:
> +1 Cameron

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