[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Oct 13 09:54:43 PDT 2017
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?
> 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,
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