[OSGeo-Discuss] Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members

Jo Cook jocook at astuntechnology.com
Tue Jun 17 09:43:13 PDT 2014

Hi List,

Regarding the new proposal for voting in charter members- it's slightly off
topic, but I doubt all existing Local Chapter representatives have been
voted in by at least 3 charter members. That sets the bar quite high for
new chapters as well- under the new regime if they have no existing chapter
members it might not be possible for them to a) elect a chapter
representative and b) get them elected as a charter member. Maybe I've
misunderstood this part of the new rules?


On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Jorge Sanz <jsanz at osgeo.org> wrote:

> 2014-06-15 1:52 GMT+02:00 Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>:
>>  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.
> No comments yet on this proposal on changing the Charter Members election
> procedure, everything is OK?
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