[OSGeo-Discuss] [Incubator] Should OSGeo accept "benevolent dictator" projects into OSGeo?

Andrea Aime andrea.aime at geo-solutions.it
Mon May 2 23:26:26 PDT 2016

On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 9:44 AM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>

> OSGeo discuss, OSGeo incubation, OSGeo board,
> I'm hoping the greater OSGeo community will consider and comment on this
> question:
> Should OSGeo accept a "benevolent dictator" [1] governance model for
> incubating projects?
> -0 from me, Cameron Shorter.

Hi Cameron,
I've been thinking about this one for a while, allowing benevolent
dictatorships as graduated
OSGeo projects looks like a significant departure from what OSGeo has been
so far.

As such, I'm wondering if the decision should not be made by consulting
directly all charter members,
to check if today's OSGeo is in agreement with such a direction?
A list discussion on list is good to allow pros and cons to be discussed,
but tends to favor the more
vocal people, leaving the "general opinion" largely unknown.


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