[OSGeo-Discuss] Seconding Board Member Nominations

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Jul 27 02:29:07 PDT 2012

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Can someone explain me what is this "Seconded by"
> and "Support by" feature listed next to the Board nominations [1]?
> Is this an element of any formal procedure or it's some kind of elevator pitch?
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2012

According to:


"No seconder is required"

The OSGeo election procedures seem a bit vague at the moment.
Comparing and contrasting with government, trade union, and even
student union elections that I've seen, which have pages and pages of
restrictions on canvassing and ballot mechanisms and publicity limits
and so on.

Last year's board member nominations just have the nomination
statement and the candidate's statement:


and not a long list of 'I like him/her too' messages, which are
probably unnecessary - the candidate should stand or fall on their
reputation and statement, not how many friends they seem to have! :)


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