[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Nominations open

Chris Holmes cholmes at openplans.org
Mon Mar 6 13:31:57 EST 2006

Apologies, the email listed should be: discuss at mail.osgeo.org (this list 
where you are reading it).

best regards,


Chris Holmes wrote:
> It looks like we've got a great group of voting members in the
> foundation, and now that we've wrapped up the process of electing the
> full 45 initial members, it's time to complete the board of the
> foundation.  Five of the agreed upon nine board members were elected in
> Chicago, leaving open four spots to be filled once the full voting
> membership was constituted.
> Nomination to a board position is now open to any voting member of the
> foundation.  In order to nominate someone, first check with the nominee
> that he or she is willing to accept the nomination.  They should be
> warned that the workload will be around 8 hours per week, likely front
> loaded as we work on getting started up.
> The list of voting members can be found at
> https://www.osgeo.org/content/news/news_archive/membership_20060304.html
> After the person has confirmed that they would like to be nominated,
> send an email to the discuss at osgeo.org list, with a subject 'Nomination
> for Board: xxx', where xxx is their name.  Discussion about the person's
> concrete merits and qualifications can take place on the list.
> Non-voting, aka 'associate members', are encouraged to contribute to
> discussions on the list, and can also nominate board members, so that
> the nomination process is open to the full osgeo membership, not just
> voting members.
> The two previously nominated board members need to be renominated, so as
> to give them a chance to gracefully bow out before the process if the
> time commitment is too much.  Write-ins are not allowed, and will be
> discarded, all must be nominated through the process.
> The nomination period will last until Tuesday, March 14th at 15:00 UTC
> (see
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=3&day=14&year=2006&hour=15&min=0&sec=0&p1=0 
> for the time in your country).  The nominations, along with relevant
> discussion from the discuss list, will be compiled into an html
> document, to be posted on March 15th.
> Votes will be due Friday, March 17th at 22:00 UTC.
> (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=3&day=17&year=2006&hour=22&min=0&sec=0&p1=0) 
> Each member will have four votes that they can distribute, from all to
> one candidate to one per each candidates. Votes will be sent to a
> vote at board.osgeo.org, where Rich Steele (as secretary) and a designated
> board member will tally. This will be a private list, readable only by
> the secretary and the designated board member(s). Only foundation voting
> members will be allowed to post to it.
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Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project
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