[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] effective committees, do-ocracy, metrit-ocracy, and veto votes

Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl gert-jan at osgeo.nl
Wed Sep 21 15:30:07 PDT 2016

Replace the frase "veto" by "objection" could be a first step. 

"veto" sounds too much like an UN Security Council thing to me, whereas "objection" encourages all who are involved to set them aside.



no objections, no veto, just kind regards, 





Van: Conference_dev [mailto:conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] Namens Cameron Shorter
Verzonden: woensdag 21 september 2016 22:33
Aan: Anita Graser
CC: conference; board at lists.osgeo.org
Onderwerp: Re: [OSGeo-Conf] [Board] effective committees, do-ocracy, metrit-ocracy, and veto votes


On 21/09/2016 11:49 PM, Anita Graser wrote:

​Hi Cameron,​


On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote: 

I think with a few tweaks within our committees to our management mindset we can re-invigorate our volunteer enthusiasm.


​What kind of tweaks are you envisioning?


Best wishes,



Hi Anita,
The tweak I'm suggesting is that all of us voted into positions of trust (such as on OSGeo committees) are to act as "Leaders" instead of "Managers".
Leaders lead by example, they encourage and inspire. We have had, and still have, many excellent Leaders within OSGeo.
I'd be happy to expand on this statement, by writing an OSGeo guideline, which could be added maybe here: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Committee_Guidelines

Cameron Shorter
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