[OSGeo-Discuss] election process
vasile at geo-spatial.org
Mon Jun 22 12:27:01 PDT 2015
Hi Bart, Bob, Jeff and the entire OSGeo community,
I'm currently summarizing all the past and current
procedures/rules/ideas/worries/statistics regarding the election process
and put the information in one coherent message for our community. Right
now, I find very difficult for the charter members to follow on so many
threads, on multiple mailing list, wiki pages and IRC logs. Everyone,
please allow me a little more time to gather the information. I'm also
looking at the election models in other open source communities.
Definitively, we are not the only one with dilemmas regarding this
process (e.g. the recent elections in Python Software Foundation -
(your 2015 CRO)
On 6/22/15 10:03 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi Bart,
> Thanks for bringing this to the Discuss list.
> To clarify, I am pasting my proposal below, that was sent to the OSGeo
> Board on 25 May, that is just now beginning discussion. This year's CRO
> (person in charge of the voting process) is Vasile Craciunescu, who will
> soon have more updates I am sure. We should all be very thankful to
> Vasile for volunteering his time for this (it is never an easy
> position). Thanks Vasile!
> On 2015-05-25 1:18 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:> Hi Board, all,
> > I'd like to make sure we begin the OSGeo Elections process, for both
> > Charter members and Board members.
> > I've added this to the next Board meeting agenda, but, we
> > shouldn't/can't wait that long to begin, so, here are some tasks:
> > 3. Decide on 2015 Selection Process
> > -----------------------------------
> > To refresh everyone's memory, last year we (Board) modified the
> > selection process for Charter members; but in my opinion we made a
> > mistake with the voting change of "Each candidate with more YES votes
> > than NO votes, and greater than 5% of voting charter members voting YES
> > for them, will be included as new charter members."
> > What I saw was, for the first time in OSGeo history, strategic
> > nominations by certain projects, for relatively unknown community
> > members; the result was that all 64 nominations were accepted as Charter
> > members.
> > For 2015, I am proposing we make 1 change, instead of the 5% acceptance,
> > change that to 50% or greater voting YES. Such as:
> > ***
> > Each candidate with more YES votes than NO votes, and greater than or
> > equal to 50% of voting charter members voting YES for them, will be
> > included as new charter members.
> > ***
> > I have checked the 2014 results again, and with those new 50% rules, we
> > would have accepted 45 nominations versus all 64 nominations. I believe
> > this is much better.
> > But of course this needs to be decided by the Board and community. I am
> > merely kicking off the process :) So please speak your mind, or edit
> > the 2015 Elections wiki directly.
> > Yours,
> > -jeff
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