[OSGeo-Discuss] The New Board to be and Global representation
pibinko at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 07:14:13 PDT 2008
one comment for Jorge, and one for Jeroen - and a "half a suggestion" (food
please see below...
2008/6/13 Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas <xurxosanz at gmail.com>:
> 2008/6/13 Jeroen Ticheler <Jeroen.Ticheler at fao.org>:
> > Hi all,
> > So my call upon the community: forget about geographical representation
> as a
> > driving factor or political means in discussions or voting! My email gets
> > you if I would send it from Khartoum in the same way it does now that I'm
> > sending it from Rome. Do you care? Or instead do you care about the
> > Focus on the last when voting; what is the added value of that person as
> > board member to you.
> > Ciao,
> > Jeroen
> But, from the Spanish Language LC point of view, I wouldn't be happy
> if no one from South America is elected for the PSC (or whatever name
> we decide to the committee) because my wish is that this LC gets
> involved all the Spanish spoken world. But of course if we are not
> able to convince people from South America to participate on the
> community and we don't have people really working with the LC
> activities, is normal that no one would be elected by the majority.
1) Jorge - if I am a Norwegian citizen with a Korean mother and I live in
Egypt and I am elected on the board, I would be capable of doing a lot for
the promotion of FOSS in South America....
...This will happen if I relate to South America and I like it (its culture,
its people, its language(s) etc.).
So I can reinforce Jeroen's statement: let's ignore geography in
representation in the "traditional" sense.
Actually: I can confirm that similar dynamics are happening in other
communities I know ;)...it can get confusing at times, but it can work.
2) Jeroen - having some "homogeneous spread" of representation might still
have a sense for issue like optimisation of travel costs to insure that the
board can be present in specific areas around the globe, or other issues of
3) ...in this respect, I am taking the opportunity of the message to ask to
people who would be somewhere around Italy between August and September:
would it make sense to have some pre-FOSS4G round-up in Europe
...I could have said Antarctica...but I expect to be in Italy in that
....no official-formal-meeting: simply a gathering of those who already
happen to be close in space, at a given moment in time, and with the
possibility of repeating such an event when it is colder....
let's say...Southern Tuscany/hills+seaside...mid-September ?
andrea, aka pibinko
> Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas
> Ingeniero en Geodesia y Cartografía
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