[OSGeo-Discuss] Chickens, Boards and Export Restrictions
Michael P. Gerlek
mpg at lizardtech.com
Thu Jun 12 09:34:33 PDT 2008
I interrupt here to point out that of late the Board has been faced with
some significant questions about the aim and scope of our organization.
This is a good thing: it is what the Board is there for.
We the Charter Members are tasked with electing new board members
shortly, and thus have a chance to directly influsence those
discussions. I look forward to seeing those nominated put forward their
positions on these issues so we can all vote knowledgably.
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Paul Ramsey
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> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Chickens, Boards and Export Restrictions
> 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) .
> 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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