[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: 3 questions
Astrid Emde (OSGeo)
astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Thu Oct 12 23:57:05 PDT 2017
thanks for your questions.
Am 2017-10-12 18:00, schrieb Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting
> Hi Board member candidates (and fellow voter members),
> = One to Astrid:
> Almost all of your objectives seem outreach-related (PR, OSGeo Live
> What are the advantages of doing so as a Board member, instead of (or
> in addition to) begin a member of the recently revived Marketing
Yes - you are right. I do a lot of outreach-work.
I am fine with the things that I already do and could go on like this or
could get more involved in other Committees. So I do not have to become
a member of the board. Maybe that would be the same for all nominees
So I am also fine, not to be on the board.
On the other hand working on the board may be a good opportunity to get
a different perspective to OSGeo and to work & discuss in a team on some
goals and to support to get other people of OSGeo worldwide involved.
> = And one to all of you:
> Some of you talk about being an inclusive organization.
> For the geographical and probably cultural aspect of inclusiveness, do
> you think the Board should have it's roots in as much continents /
> languages as possible, so preferably 1 Board member from every
> continent (not counting for Antarctica, ha!)
There are different categories that you could use to classify the board
members - by continent, by gender, by topic, by technology, by language,
Sure it would be great to have a board with a great diversity. But maybe
with only 9 members on the board it won't be so easy. So maybe the focus
could be to have a board that works together well and makes productive
descissions and integrates the other members / chapters / projects of
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
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