New Voting Members Selected

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at
Thu Mar 2 09:41:18 EST 2006


The membership nomination and election process is now complete, and the 
following community members have been selected as additional voting members of 
the foundation. We would like to stress that while the foundation needs a 
voting membership in order to insure a board is selected that is reasonably 
representative of the broad community, in essentially all other ways anyone 
can contribute equally in the work of the foundation. As the FAQ says:

"A non-voting (i.e. associate) member can do everything a voting member can 
do, except vote in board elections. They can be members of committees and vote 
on them. They can speak up, and contribute in every other way. The foundation 
aims to be a do-acracy, and so the way to have influence is to do things! 
Ultimately, of course, the foundation will only succeed in its mission if the 
entire community gets involved -- so please don't hesitate! We need your help!"

Andrey Kiselev
Ari Jolma
Bar van den Eijnden
Cameron Shorter
Daniel Morissette
David Blasby
Gary Sherman
Gordon Luckett
Helena Mitasova
Helton Uchoa
James MacGill
Jason Birch
Jeff McKenna
Jeroen Ticheler
Jody Garnett
Jo Walsh
Mike Adair
Ned Norning
Norman Vine
Paul Spencer
Rafael Medeiros Sperb
Toru Mori
Venkatesh Raghavan
V. Ravi Kumar

Next we will be launching election of four more board members from the
expanded membership.  The Promotions and Visibility, Web and Incubation
committees have been launched.  We are also getting going on the incubation
process to establish what it means for the initial eight projects to be
"foundation projects", review code copyright details and so forth.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at
light and sound - activate the windows |
and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGF,

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