[OSGeo-Discuss] Chickens, Boards and Export Restrictions

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Thu Jun 12 09:27:50 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Arnulf Christl
<arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com> wrote:

> One critique is that the board of directors does not make decisions easily
> and quickly which could be seen as a weakness (chickens) [1].

A consensus decision making process necessarily limits the scope of an
organization to the minimal vision, the place where everyone's beliefs
intersect, which can be quite small indeed.

Tyler has been doing well at rolling in some sponsors over the last
months, I hope that as ED he feels he can bring some proposals forward
in the coming months to spend that money and some of the FOSS4G money
in effective ways.

That you see our inability to do things as a good thing only speaks to
your minimalist vision, what you want to do, and what OSGeo can do,
line up pretty OK, I guess.  I see OSGeo pissing away chances to
galvanize open source in the marketplace, to spur the kind of
credibility that will float all our boats.  You say potato, I say


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