[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

nicolas bozon nicolas.bozon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 22:23:49 PDT 2017

Dear Cameron,

I appreciate the time and effort you have put into framing questions and
remarks for Jeff, although that sounds rather unusual in a Board nomination

As a Charter Member nominating Jeff, I thought that bygones were bygones
when we honored him with the prestigious Sol Katz award at FOSS4G 2016. The
thunderous applause from one and all present at the Bundeshaus on August
27th 2016 still rings in my ears. And I think none in our community would
have missed the passion that emanated from Jeff in his short acceptance
speech, but also the continued  effort he has silently put in helping the
Foundation since then.

Whishing all candidates a great campain and election.

Best regards,


Le mercredi 11 octobre 2017, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Jeff
> 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
> Regards
> ______
> Steven
> On 9 Oct 2017, at 21:42, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','cameron.shorter at gmail.com');>> wrote:
> Jeff,
> 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.
> References:
> Resignation from board in 2015: 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
> Stepping back from mentoring FOSS4G China: https://lists.osgeo.org/
> pipermail/board/2012-January/004514.html
> Lessons Learned from FOSS4G China: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/
> FOSS4G_2012_Lessons_Learned
> On 9/10/17 10:01 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Jeff,
> 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

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> Cameron Shorter
> Open Technologies Consultant
> Geospatial & Software Architect
> Information Demystifier
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