[OSGeo-Discuss] Accept all 37 Charter Member Nomination for 2013 elections
maria.brovelli at polimi.it
Wed Jul 24 06:19:45 PDT 2013
+1 for the 37
La Prorettrice Delegata
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Prof.ssa Maria Antonia Brovelli
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On Jul 24, 2013, at 3:48 PM, Venkatesh Raghavan <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp> wrote:
> +1 37
> On 2013/07/24 21:45, Venkatesh Raghavan wrote:
>> Many thanks for managing the Charter Member 2013 elections.
>> I motion to accept all 37 nominees into Charter
>> Membership and override the decision taken in the last board
>> On 2013/07/24 17:58, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
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>>> this is a minor correction, we actually have 37 potential new members!
>> +1 for electing all 37 new Charter Members.
>>> As per board motion from 2013-07-11  we limit the influx of new
>>> member to 30. This (arbitrary) decision was taken because 30 is a
>>> nice compromise between 10% and one third of the number of the
>>> existing membership (14 and 48 new members) which are the limits as
>>> per our bylaws.
>> +1 to revise the above "arbitrary" decision. Voting would have made sense
>> if we have more than 48 nominations for new Charter Members.
>>> I propose to not have a (s)election and accept all nominees into
>>> Charter membership.
>>> I can see no reason that would justify
>>> excluding anybody from this great list of nominees and we are still
>>> well in scope of our bylaws. If you firmly believe that an election
>>> is crucial to our mission and goal I will duly follow your advice
>>> and start the elections tomorrow (2013-07-25). I am sorry that this
>>> is a very short notice to change something so important.
>>> I suggest that one of you starts a motion stating something along
>>> the lines of: "I motion to accept all 35 nominees into Charter
>>> Membership and override the decision taken in the last board
>>> Ideally we will be able to get +1 votes from all board members
>>> asap. In case of strong objection please answer with a veto (-1)
>>> immediately in which case I will take a deep breath, sigh and
>>> continue with the elections.
>>> Best regards, Arnulf
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