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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 18:34:40 PDT 2008

Yes, I agree with Arnulf's blog (if you read to the end).
We already have a global representation group which provides an 
excellent forums for international OSGeo discussions in this osgeo 
discuss email list.

Arnulf Christl wrote:
> 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
> Yes.
> 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,
> Arnulf.
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