[OSGeo-Discuss] *Nominations: New Charter Members*

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo CRO) cro at osgeo.org
Fri May 25 12:26:01 EDT 2007

* Nominations for new Charter Members is now open *

The Board of Directors has asked me to coordinate the election of up  
to 15 new Charter Members[1].  The process they have approved is  
described here:
I am filling the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) role.

Charter Members are the legal/official voting members of the  
organisation.  Because OSGeo is an incorporated legal entity, these  
positions are important because they elect the Board that manages the  
organisation.  Vacant board positions can only be filled by Charter  
Members.  Therefore, the board has decided to first increase the  
number of Charter Members and then to proceed with Board elections.

This is the official notice announcing that nominations for new  
Charter Members is now open.  Nominations must be sent to the Chief  
Returning Office address: cro at osgeo.org
Please include:
  * full name of the nominee
  * email address and phone number of nominee, if known
  * short paragraph describing why you are nominating them.  Please  
refer to [2] for a list of Positive Attributes for new charter members.
  * you are allowed to nominate yourself

Nominations will be accepted from May 25 - June 3.  Anyone can submit  
a nomination.  I will contact the nominees directly to verify their  
willingness to be nominated.  When this confirmation process is  
complete, a list of nominees will be posted and the 10 day voting  
process started.  Voting will be done by current Charter Members.   
During the voting period, there will be time for discussing nominees  
and their contributions using this OSGeo mailing list.

Multiple nominations for the same person are welcome.  I will update  
this page as I receive nominations:

[1] Current charter Members: http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/ 
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/New_Membership_Process


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