[OSGeo-Discuss] The New Board to be and Global representation

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Tue Jun 17 14:45:36 PDT 2008

On Fri, June 13, 2008 18:47, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:

> On 13-Jun-08, at 1:26 AM, Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas wrote:
>> Hi I can't be more agree with we should seek the best people to
>> represent the foundation, based on the merits and commitment with the
>> usual free software values, rather than a geographic representation. Of
>> course having elected people from all over the world should be a sign
>> that FOSS4G is spreading and OSGeo is getting more and more broader.
> Since there are only a few open positions for board elections each
> year, it will take some time to see any long term movement in
> representation either way.  In addition to to "merits and commitment" I
> would also add "vision" to the list of positive attributes for board
> members.
> One thing that I think would be useful right away would be to start a
> group made up of one representative from each local chapter - a sort of
> global council.  This doesn't have to be a new or separate mailing list,
> but could be.  Just having a group to go to for sharing thoughts, ideas
> and vision would be really valuable.  Sound good?
> Tyler


I didn't want to let this pass uncommented. But yet again I was too
elaborate and thus moved it to my emerging http://arnulf.us/Blog

Best regards,

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