[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Board] Your input needed for Nominations

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Mon Jul 16 10:35:21 PDT 2007

hi Tyler, all,

I recall last year the Board nominations + accompanying text were posted to
the main discuss list, not just to the CRO figure . That seemed to spur
people on to think about who they might want to see on the board. 
http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Board_Election_2007#Nominations now
shows Bob Bray, Mike Gerlek, and Jeroen T. as a possible, as new nominees.

There are several other people who have made a lot of effort and who
would bring valuable thoughts and contacts to the Board, but i've held
back from nominating because they are all North American, as are 3/4
of the continuing 'rump' board. 

Moving back to Europe it is hard not to notice how much less well-embedded 
and well-promoted open source is, in business and government context. 
A lot of OSGeo's promotional effort (appearance at conferences) has 
happened in North America where there is already critical mass.  

It would be great to see more board representation from outside NA and Europe :) 


On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 08:53:48AM -0700, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> As part of the board elections I automatically put "confirmed" next  
> to Venka, Markus and Jo but would still like to have a nomination and  
> at least one paragraph of text for each person.
> I am looking for volunteers to write something up and submit it as a  
> nomination for their re-election - otherwise they will be blank and  
> that won't really be fair.
> Also - please note there are only a couple days left to submit  
> nominations - and we need a lot more than I have already received!
> Period ends: http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html? 
> month=7&day=20&year=2007&hour=0&min=0&sec=0&p1=0
> Please see http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Board_Election_2007
> If you need some background about some folks, this may help:
> http://www.osgeo.org/content/news/news_archive/board_nom_20060314.html
> Thank you,
> Tyler
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