[Board] Motion: 2016 Elections calendar

Anita Graser anitagraser at gmx.at
Thu Jun 16 06:46:46 PDT 2016


+1 Anita

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Michael Smith <michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com
> wrote:

> +1 Mike
>
>
> > On Jun 16, 2016, at 6:56 AM, Vasile Craciunescu <vasile at geo-spatial.org>
> 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
> >
> >
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