[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter member nominees -- where are you?
kotzino at csd.uoc.gr
Sat Nov 26 01:56:38 PST 2011
Dear all, Michael,
there are some things that for me do not sound well placed in the
nomination process, one of them is the request of the nominees to
present themselves in a greater audience.
Although I understand the request (and I find it perfectly normal and
logical because otherwise how would someone vote for one person never
heard of), I think that the idea is that someone is nominated because of
actions and contributions to the community - so the community should
know and moreover the charter members should follow more closely the
overall activities. Additionally I feel that people who nominate others
should be responsible to detail their contributions along with the
nomination. Since this is not a usual voting process (where I submit a
candidacy) I think it is not proper to nominate someone and then ask
him/her to "expose" him/herself.
Again not that there is something wrong with the request.
This brings me to a last point: maybe, as the organization expands, this
process needs a careful reconsideration towards enforcing either a more
open process (e.g. having all members to vote and the ability to become
candidates and not nominees) or a more strict process where nominations
should be followed be detailed CVs, etc. and possibly having specific
criteria to be met. Local chapters could also play a role in this.
I acknowledge the fact that this can be a rather tedious and difficult
discussion but since I had the opportunity starting from Michael's
e-mail I thought to bring this up.
Apologies for the lengthy e-mail,
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