[Board] Motion: 2016 Elections calendar

Vasile Craciunescu vasile at geo-spatial.org
Thu Jun 16 03:58:26 PDT 2016

My vote is +1


On 6/16/16 1:56 PM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
> Dear board members,
> Following the discussions from the last board meeting, I forward this
> motion to you:
> Organize the 2016 OSGeo charter and board members elections with the
> following calendar:
> — 2016-07-04 to 2016-07-24 for new charter members;
> — 2016-09-05 to 2016-09-25 for board open positions.
> My reasons for starting a motion and not a discussion for the calendar
> are listed bellow:
> - Elections in August is not a very good idea due to vacation time
> (especially in Europe);
> - Reversing the order of elections is also not a good idea as the new
> charter members will have to wait for an entire year in order to be able
> to vote;
> - The time is too short for newly elected members to really plan a trip
> to Bonn. More, some of the continuing members will not attend the
> conference. I think is better to have our annual face-to-face meeting
> announced well ahead, at a time where all the directors can go, like the
> meeting we had in January. Even if this is more expensive for the
> foundation. A meeting is still possible in Bonn for the attending
> directors, with skype/hangout connections for the others.
> Best,
> Vasile

Vasile Crăciunescu
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