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

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Fri Oct 13 11:43:28 PDT 2017

Dear Cro,
I'd like you keep the deadlines as planned and don't change the rules after
the game started. Candidates and charter members knew the time frame and
managed their time accordingly.
I suggest to keep it as lesson learned and eventually update the next
elections with extended time.


Il 13 ott 2017 8:21 PM, "Gert-Jan van der Weijden (OSGeo.nl)" <
gert-jan at osgeo.nl> ha scritto:

> 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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