[Board] Motion: 2016 Elections calendar

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 09:13:58 PDT 2016


+1

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Jody Garnett

On 16 June 2016 at 03:56, 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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