[Board] Resignation

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 04:00:16 PST 2015

Hi Jeff,
I'm hopeful that after a day or two you might provide considered thought 
and responses to comments on this email thread.
When you do, here are a few things that might help with your considerations.

I see in you someone who has some wonderful characteristics which you 
apply to OSGeo:
You are passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated to task.

There are a few things that sometimes cause friction:
You are passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated to task.

As with all of us, our strengths in one circumstance become a weakness 
in another.

You have given much value to OSGeo and I'm sure there is much more that 
OSGeo could gain from your continued involvement.

I acknowledge that you might think it time someone else is provided an 
opportunity to shine as well, give another the opportunity to take on 
some of the official tasks. However, I'm very hopeful that OSGeo is not 
an "all or nothing" decision for you. As you know, there are many roles 
that people play within OSGeo, and I'm hopeful that you might consider 
aligning with at least one. One thing that immediately comes to mind is 
the out reach role you have filled so well over the years. You are very 
good at "touching the guy who sits in the back row and inspiring and 
empowering them".

Warm regards, Cameron

On 11/12/2015 5:19 am, Anita Graser wrote:
> Jeff,
> I really feel that your energy and passion for OSGeo are extremely 
> important to the community and the board in particular.
> It would be a great loss to see you go.
> Best wishes,
> Anita
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 6:40 PM, Fenoy Gerald <gerald.fenoy at geolabs.fr 
> <mailto:gerald.fenoy at geolabs.fr>> wrote:
>     Dear Jeff,
>     I feel it is nor the proper way nor the right timing nor a good
>     idea to resign from your position.
>     First, the way to do it, I feel you should give informations on
>     what explain your sudden resignation. I suppose that something
>     happened during the today board meeting explaining it,
>     nevertheless how we can know as you  never said a word about the «
>     why » you resign. I think the proper way to resign may be to
>     explain all the good you make for OSGeo, then explain what make
>     you think that you should resign, then say that you want to
>     resign. Speaking openly is ok but, speaking impulsively is not.
>     Second, the timing, I think it may be better that you stay in
>     place and think about this until the f2f board meeting in
>     Amsterdam. You can inform the board members about your final
>     decision before or during the f2f meeting, then the board will
>     decide the way to handle this. It gives more time for the board to
>     organize and to handle the change properly. The board can then
>     announce clearly what explain the election of a new president to
>     the community.
>     To finish, I feel it is not a good idea to resign for the
>     understanding of the position and the support you have from the
>     community.
>     With all my support,
>     Best regards,
>     > Le 10 déc. 2015 à 17:17, Jeff McKenna
>     <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>     <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>> a écrit :
>     >
>     > Hi Board,
>     >
>     > I hereby resign from the OSGeo Board of Directors.
>     >
>     > I always tried my best to represent the OSGeo community, and
>     bring the FOSS4G spirit to every corner of this planet.
>     >
>     > Thank you to everyone in this community.  I have tears now, not
>     of sadness, but for the community.  You each are special to me,
>     and you are doing good.
>     >
>     > My laugh and smile will be at every FOSS4G, no matter how small
>     or what country, sharing the true spirit of FOSS4G.
>     >
>     > I love both OSGeo and FOSS4G.  Nothing can ever change that.  I
>     shared, I learned, I made mistakes, I laughed, I cried, I thanked,
>     I spoke, I yelled, I met, I answered emails, I tried my hardest
>     way beyond my abilities and means, I gave my life and health, I
>     spoke of "community" around the world long before it became cool
>     to do so, I, I tried to always represent the community.  What I
>     did most though, was listen. I listened.
>     >
>     > Which brings me back on topic.
>     >
>     > Thank you everyone.
>     >
>     > Love,
>     >
>     > -jeff
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
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