[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sun Oct 15 17:33:31 PDT 2017
Thank you for this thoughtful message. I will think more on your
advice, to be careful to not to blame negative behavior on a positive
attribute, so as to not allow it to happen again. I look forward to
working with you, even if I am not elected, to as you said perfectly,
make this community more awesome! Let's plan on meeting for an early
morning breakfast soon at a FOSS4G. -jeff
Good luck to all the great candidates.
On 2017-10-15 7:08 PM, Rob Emanuele wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> Thanks for your comments here and elsewhere. I appreciate that you are
> taking ownership of actions that have caused conflicts in the past. My
> one follow up comment is that you should, in my opinion, be careful
> about pointing to the excuse of passion in situations where your words
> or actions negatively effect others and the community. While your
> passion may be a significant reason for you to act certain ways, blaming
> negative behavior solely on such a positive attribute can potentially
> dismiss the negativity and the harm that the behavior can bring, and can
> allow for similar things to play out in the future.
> I respect your apologies here and elsewhere, and again appreciate you
> responding to the concerns presented. If you are elected, I look forward
> to you bringing your passion in a positive way to the board. If there
> comes a time where the referenced concerns come up again in the future,
> I hope you will not mind if I call it out, and point back to this time
> and these discussions. I will do so as a friend, who is working with you
> to help make our community even more awesome.
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:54 PM, Jeff McKenna
> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
> 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?
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Toshikazu SETO
> <tosseto at gmail.com <mailto:tosseto at gmail.com>
> <mailto: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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