[OSGeo-Discuss] New Voting Members Selected

Dave McIlhagga dmcilhagga at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Mar 2 06:58:58 PST 2006

Thank you Frank - and the board in particular for all your hard work 
getting to this point.

This is a really impressive group of new members -- and I'm personally 
looking forward to working closely with all you to make OSGEO a huge 
international success!


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Folks,
> 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,

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