[Board] [EXTERNAL] Re: motions from June 18 meeting

Michael Smith michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 06:21:57 PDT 2015

I have to say that I don’t feel that I have enough information at this
point, to pass this. If we do have time, can we table this until the next
board meeting and use the intervening time to have a real public
discussion of this? As this is probably one if the most important issues
to our organization, I want to know what our members think and I don't
know that currently.

Another option I thought of would be to keep the current rule but add this
question to the charter member voting this year, so we really know what
our members think. Then if it passes we could apply to next year (or even,
if we feel its important enough, it could apply to this year).

So I'm -1 for now. 

Michael Smith
OSGeo Foundation Treasurer
treasurer at osgeo.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM
To: "board at lists.osgeo.org" <board at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [Board] motions from June 18 meeting
Resent-From: Michael Smith <michael.smith at usace.army.mil>

>Bart, it is not too late.  Where did the elections dates this year on
>the wiki come from?  My head - I knew this discussion would take time.
>Please check last year's dates, they were much later and tight.  We have
>time, the dates were picked randomly by me and can be easily changed
>through a wiki edit.
>One month ago, if you felt so strongly about this, you could have driven
>this, read my email, picked up the ball, and brought it to the community.
>On 2015-06-20 9:49 AM, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
>> -1 Bart
>> I don’t feel we as the board can push this without consulting the
>>broader community on it, and it’s too late to do it for this round of
>>elections IMHO.
>> Best regards,
>> Bart
>>> On 19 Jun 2015, at 21:29, Vasile Craciunescu <vasile at geo-spatial.org>
>>> Dear all,
>>> Please also vote for motion bellow.
>>> 5) For the new charter members elections, change the threshold of
>>>required YES votes of charter members from 5% to 50%. See Jeff's e-mail
>>>[1] for detailed explanations and the rationale of this change. If
>>>needed, also check the Membership Process [2].
>>> My vote is +1.
>>> Best,
>>> Vasile
>>> [1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-May/012863.html
>>> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process
>>> On 6/19/15 7:09 PM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> minutes from yesterday'€™s board meeting are available at:
>>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2015-06-18
>>>> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2015-05-21>
>>>> Motions to vote on:
>>>> 1) Approve past meeting's minutes
>>>> 2) Accept OSGeo-BE as an official OSGeo Local Chapter with Dirk Frigne
>>>> as liaison officer
>>>> 3) Move along with the 2015 election process with Vasile Craciunescu
>>>> CRO for 2015
>>>> 4) Approve to fund OSGeo President’s travel to FOSS4G Seoul including
>>>> hotel & air fares in amount of USD3,000. The topic was not discussed
>>>> during the meeting but it was already agreed in past years and the
>>>> prices (hotel, plane) can go up if we  wait until the meeting in Como.
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Vasile
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