[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna
shfeldman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 14:45:46 PDT 2017
I agree with Cameron, I think the charter members are entitled to an explanation as to why you resigned from the board twice in the middle of a period of service.
I, for one, would like to understand the basis on which we can be assured that if you are elected for a third time the pattern of resignation will not be repeated
> On 9 Oct 2017, at 21:42, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've had a number of people correct me to note that you have resigned twice from the board. Also from the conference committee and FOSS4G mentoring role as the global FOSS4G China was facing very hard decisions based on low registration numbers.
> Resignation from board in 2015: https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008820.html <https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008820.html>
> Resignation from board and conference committee in 2012: https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-February/004544.html <https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-February/004544.html>
> Stepping back from mentoring FOSS4G China: https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-January/004514.html <https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-January/004514.html>
> Lessons Learned from FOSS4G China: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012_Lessons_Learned <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012_Lessons_Learned>
> On 9/10/17 10:01 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> While I agree with others that you have been very enthusiastic toward OSGeo ideals, I'm also believe that there are some unanswered questions which should be addressed.
>> In particular, a while back you stepped down from the OSGeo Board mid-term, while you were in the position of OSGeo president. I don't think a public explanation was provided, but I was aware that there was some passionate discussion happening in public email lists at the time.
>> If you are considering sitting on the board again, I think an explanation should be provided.
>> Regards, Cameron
>> On 9/10/17 8:48 am, nicolas bozon wrote:
>>> It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of Directors election.
>>> Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, and i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless contributions over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add more. For those of you who may really not know Jeff yet, the User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before you vote.
>>> Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always ready to help build locally and to represent globally.
>>> Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and i believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let us all welcome Jeff back at the Board!
>>> Best regards,
>>> Nicolas Bozon
>>> Jeff McKenna agreed to be nominated and i decided to send the nomination directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it avoids Jeff to confirm to himself that he accepts the nomination. The Board Nominations page still need to be updated, could you please Vasile ? Sorry for shortening the nomination process in this special case.
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>> Cameron Shorter
>> Open Technologies Consultant
>> Geospatial & Software Architect
>> Information Demystifier
>> M +61 (0) 419 142 254
>> http://shorter.net <http://shorter.net/>
> Cameron Shorter
> Open Technologies Consultant
> Geospatial & Software Architect
> Information Demystifier
> M +61 (0) 419 142 254
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