[OSGeo-Discuss] Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 16:52:31 PDT 2014
Within 2 weeks we intend to start our annual process for selecting new
OSGeo charter members.
In previous years the Charter Member selection process has been a little
contentious. We typically receive numerous nominations from high caliber
members of our community, and insufficient positions to accept them all.
This typically results in unnecessary disappointment and dissent.
In response, the OSGeo board has agreed to trial tweaking the voting
process. The aim is to automatically accept recognised OSGeo community
leaders, while continuing with our existing process which attracts the
many valuable community members who contribute in other ways. Community
comments are encouraged, and will be considered over the next week.
* We want a process which is simple to understand and implement.
* We want a process which encourages recognised OSGeo community leaders
to become OSGeo charter members, while continuing to accept members from
the many other valuable OSGeo roles.
* We want a process which is difficult to abuse.
* For the first iteration, we should err on being more selective in our
criteria, with potential widening of selection criteria in future years.
*Recognised OSGeo Community Leaders**
OSGeo aims to provide OSGeo Charter Membership to all recognised OSGeo
community leaders who are nominated. Hopefully, sufficient positions are
available. If there are more candidates than available, then membership
will be allocated to the first to be nominated. Remaining nominees will
be automatically offered to go through the standard voting process.
Recognised OSGeo Community Leaders are defined as people who have been
*voted* into a position of authority within official OSGeo projects and
committees, where the voting community includes at least 3 OSGeo charter
Acceptable roles are currently limited to:
* Project Steering Committee member of a Graduated OSGeo Project
* Chair of Official Local Chapter
* Chair of an OSGeo committee
The application process for recognised OSGeo Community Leaders is the
same as for other nominees.
Full text of our processes are at:
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