[OSGeo-Discuss] Welcome to the new OSGeo Charter Members!
mpg at flaxen.com
Thu Aug 1 17:20:00 PDT 2013
In the past, we have heard snarky comments about OSGeo being a clique -- a
North American, inwardly-focused, cabal-like group pursuing it's own
private agendas and projects.
** We now have 181 members from 38 countries responsible for electing the
Board and thereby indirectly setting the agenda of the Foundation. **
>From a diversity standpoint, I think we're in very good shape.
(aside: I'm not sure if Arnulf was counting the charter members'
nationalities or countries of residence; if one was to count both, we'd
probably be well into the 40s.)
From: "Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)" <arnulf at osgeo.org>
Organization: Open Source Geospatial Foundation
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013 5:53 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Welcome to the new OSGeo Charter Members!
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>as per Board motion  we have now accepted all 37 nominees into
>Charter Membership . Hooray! Please welcome our new Charter Members.
>Thank you for the great nominations and thanks to all for making OSGeo a
>We now have people from 38 nationalities! Even the largest group now
>represents no more than a quarter of all Charter Members (the United
>States with 23%). This is really good global representation.
>FOSS4G is approaching  fast and in case you still did not book or
>decide to come, it is hight time. Even for procrastination experts.
>Your Chief Returning Officers
>Arnulf Christl & Michael Gerlek
>OSGeo - Your Open Source Compass
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