[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Oct 13 09:54:43 PDT 2017

Hi Rob,

Thanks for voicing your concerns about me.  You are a leader and your 
words are very powerful, I have much respect for your efforts.

I apologize if my passion sometimes causes conflict on mailing lists. 
When I represent the OSGeo community, I feel the need to always be open 
and relay concerns, as you have done here.  I need to be more caring and 
respectful to others in this community.

I hope my open responses help answer a few questions, understand me a 
little more, or at least bring more questions and good discussions, so 
we can keep making OSGeo fun and always growing.


On 2017-10-12 1:32 PM, Rob Emanuele wrote:
> Hi Toshikazu, Nick,
> Despite the fact that I have not been around long enough or have not 
> been in the right places to see directly a lot of the impact that Jeff 
> has had on the community, it's very clear from many accounts that he has 
> been an amazing and important figure in OSGeo (a Sol Katz award speaks 
> very clearly to this!). However I feel remiss if I don't point out the 
> following observation: as a newer member to the OSGeo community in the 
> past couple of years, I've seen some intense and surprising conflict 
> happen on the mailing lists that were centered around or included Jeff, 
> which played out in ways that I believe were not good for community, and 
> were also not healing in their conclusions.
> If there is a custom of only speaking positively on someone's nomination 
> thread, then I apologize. I do not want to detract from praise that is 
> well deserved. Is there a more appropriate place talk through, address 
> and hopefully dismiss reservations about a nominee, and to also call for 
> answers to the questions Cameron has posted?
> Thanks,
> Rob
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Toshikazu SETO <tosseto at gmail.com 
> <mailto:tosseto at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I also support the second nomination of Jeff McKenna.
>     He think important to friendship with all OSGeo communities, because
>     I am proud of his philosophy.
>     I think, this thread will use comments on nominations and should not
>     deep discuss to previous FOSS4G
>     circumstanceand responsibility.
>     Best regards,
>     Toshikazu

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