[Board] motions from June 18 meeting - making OSGeo Charter membership more exclusive

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Mon Jun 22 10:06:02 PDT 2015

just to speak it out: of course NOs are one way of upvoting a favourite candidate.

On 06/22/15 19:02, Jorge Sanz wrote:
> 2015-06-22 18:09 GMT+02:00 Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com>:
>> Margherita makes a very good point here, that if someone gets multiple NO
>> votes then they are probably not a good candidate. That's what I would have
>> thought as well.
>> However, after last year's election I was extremely surprised to see that
>> even the top-5 candidates which all got over 70% support also got 2-3 NO
>> votes each:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2014_detailed_results
>> I don't understand why someone would vote NO for those 5 people as charter
>> members given track record. I can only imagine that not everybody interprets
>> the "NO" vote to mean the same thing...
> I'm pretty sure of that Daniel, and we only can try to improve that
> being well explicit on the instructions but still many people don't
> read the explanations.
> I remember watching someone votes (no name, just his/her votes) and I
> was surprised of seeing a lot of NOes and thinking "he has not
> understood what we wanted to mean by a YES/NO/Abstain".
> We'll try this year to improve the instructions on the voting, definitely.

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