[OSGeo-Discuss] elections 2017: proposal to postpone opening of the polling stations

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 11:38:34 PDT 2017

Excellent suggestion +1 from me


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> On 13 Oct 2017, at 19:21, Gert-Jan van der Weijden (OSGeo.nl) <gert-jan at osgeo.nl> wrote:
> Dear CRO (and Board Member nominees, and fellow voting members),
> In the original planning for the 2017 elections, the campaign week would end this Sunday, and the virtual polling stations would open their virtual door this Monday.
> However, over the last 2 hours our mailboxes have been flooded by a large number of mails, that now only answer question posed earlier this week, but of course also raise new questions.
> To me, two important values of our organisation are openness and discussion. The fact our mailing list is called "discuss" is a fine example of that!
> Therefore, I would like to ask the CRO to extend the campaign week, in order for all voter to be able to read all the mail, think their content over, form an opinion, and discuss that opinion with others. The insights Jeff has brought us today are simply too much too think over and mentally process in just one weekend. One has got to have a day off with our friend as family as well. don't we?
> I don't don't if I ((as a Charter Member) can make this as a formal motion, but I'm almost sure that no-one involved in this election will object. (OK, the nominees will have to cross their fingers a few days longer to see if they will be elected. Sorry for that). All for the good of the democratic process and the openness of our Foundation!
> Kind regards,
> Gert-Jan
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