[OSGeo-Discuss] Nominations open for Board of Directors

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Wed Jul 11 15:29:14 PDT 2007

[From: http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Board_Election_2007]

In early 2007 the first OSGeo full Board of Directors was established  
- 9 people from around the world.  They have served for over 1 year  
and because part of the OSGeo policy is to regularly replace half of  
the board, it is now time to elect some new members and/or re-elect  
some existing ones.  The following are the instructions for Charter  
Members who may nominate potential Board Members.

* There are currently 5 positions open for this election.
* The nomination period is now open, as described in the Proposed  
Board Election Procedure [see footnote 1].  Please review that page  
before nominating anyone.
* Existing Charter Members can now nominate other Charter Members for  
the Board of Director election.
* Nominees must be chosen from existing charter members [2]
* Nominations open today (11-July-07) and close at end of day- 
midnight UTC 19-July-07. [3]
* Nominations must be sent to ''cro at osgeo.org'' - ''subject line:  
Board Nomination''.
* You must supply a description/rationale for anyone you nominate -  
this will ensure that others are aware of their involvement/ 
accomplishments and experience and can consider the same value you  
see in the individual.  For example, list involvement so far in  
OSGeo, vision they have for promoting FOSS, management experience  
they would bring to the board, and other  
[[Proposed_Board_Election_Procedure#Positive_Attributes | Positive  
* Nominees will be verified that they are willing to stand, I will  
contact them if the nominator has not already done so.  If you can  
verify with the candidate before sending in the nomination, it will  
help the process run faster.
* As nominees are confirmed, they will be added to this page [4],  
along with your rationale and the name of the nominators.
* After all nominees are confirmed, I will notify Charter Members to  
start the voting.
* Voting is ''tentatively'' scheduled to start 23-July-07 and to run  
for 10 days.

The above information and current list of nominees is available at:

[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Proposed_Board_Election_Procedure
[2] http://www.osgeo.org/charter_members
[3] http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html? 
[4] http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Board_Election_2007

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