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

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 11:44:50 PDT 2017


More seriously although the nomination process for members was completed,
and accepted by the board, the list of voting members was only updated last

I would be happy to formally request the CRO for an extension for one week
- as we have some 70 individuals who have not been able to participate this

I note that the CRO is an independent officer and these elections are in
full swing. So while the board may make a formal request we have to respect
the independence of the role.

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:21 AM 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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Jody Garnett
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