[OSGeo-Discuss] Bylaws or procedures? [was: OSGeo Elections starting tomorrow]

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Tue Jul 9 09:55:27 PDT 2013

On 07/09/2013 06:45 PM, Adrian Custer wrote:
> On 7/9/13 12:32 PM, Peter Baumann wrote:
>> Hi Adrian,
>> logically I cannot see the conflict - it's the intersection of both sets
>> described which gets effective in the end. I do agree, however, that
>> such a distributed modular ;-) spec is not easy to follow.
>> cheers,
>> Peter
> Ah?
>   "need not be .... members"
> and
>   "must be ... members"
> seem in conflict to the extent that the latter trumps the former and has an 
> opposite intent.
> ~adrian
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by way of example (rather than launching first-order logic):
         "need not be ...member of the corp (=OGC)"
     intersect with
         "must be charter members"
         adult natural persons, from inside/outside Delaware, from 
inside/outside US (*), inside/outside OGC staff,  charter members of one of the 
     = adult WG charter members.


(*) logical term not minimized, Delaware actually is obsolete; likewise OGC. But 
lawyers like to be over-precise, as opposed to mathematicians.

For example, my co-chair Stephan Meissl would qualify, as he is WCS.SWG charter 


PS: interesting use of normative "may" in the sense of "shall" in Section 3.3. 
Breaking ISO style. ;-)

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