[Board] Elections are coming

Gert-Jan van der Weijden (OSGeo.nl) gert-jan at osgeo.nl
Wed Jun 8 02:33:21 PDT 2016

Hi Vasile,

Just wondering: is there a specific reason for combining the 2 elections 
(charter memebers & board member) in one sweep.
As I can recall from last year especially the charter member elections 
caused some debate, which had to be finished because the board member 
elections were to be held.
Even if the 2 elections are combined, the elections order perhaps might 
be reversed: first have the Board election and after that the Charter 
Member elections.

Kind regards,


Vasile Craciunescu schreef op 08-06-2016 1:37:
> Dear all,
> Not sure about the winter but the 2016 OSGeo charter members and board
> members elections are coming. As 2015 CRO and board member, I felt
> that is my responsible to put things in motion. So
> 1. I created the wiki pages for 2016 elections[1]
> 2. I setup a dedicated Limesurvey instance on OSGeo Romania
> infrastructure (the solution used in the last years for electronic
> voting). Until recently UC Davis host that instance and we are more
> than grateful for that. That machine was recently retired so we needed
> to find a new "house". If needed, we can move this instance to another
> server. OSGeo Romania was the closest solution at this time. The 2015
> voting templates were uploaded to serve as starting point for this
> year elections.
> 3. I propose the following calendar for elections:
>  — 2016-07-04 to 2016-07-26 for new charter members;
>  — 2016-07-27 to 2016-08-18 for board open positions.
> This way the new board members have a chance to meet face-to-face at
> FOSS4G in Bonn, Germany, in late August.
> 4. We might need a new CRO. I did not decided yet if I will run for
> another term as board director. If I do, I'm in a conflict of interest
> and we need a new volunteer (all my help is assured). If I decide not
> to run, I can be CRO for this year again.
> 5. The formula for electing new charter members is not clear yet. Last
> year we had countless discussions and even we went through an open
> survey. The question is still open. For the time been let's assume
> that we will use the same system as in the last two years.
> Of course, all of this will be discussed in the next board meeting.
> Anyway, until then, any comments and suggestions are more than
> welcome.
> Best,
> Vasile
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2016
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