[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: 3 questions

Andy Anderson aanderson at amherst.edu
Mon Oct 16 20:23:33 PDT 2017

We should consider using ranked-choice voting with proportional representation [1] instead of the current at-large system of electing the board. It will ensure majority rule but also provide representation of larger minority interests.

— Andy

[1] http://www.fairvote.org/fair_representation#ranked_choice_voting_pr

On Oct 16, 2017, at 10:50 PM, Ravi Kumar <manarajahmundry2015 at gmail.com<mailto:manarajahmundry2015 at gmail.com>> wrote:

"1 Board member from every continent"
Representation from the (rest of) World on OSGeo Board.. This was discussed several times earlier..
The would be incumbents, may tilt and give us a solution in the near future..
Ravi Kumar

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 9:30 PM, Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl<http://OSGeo.nl> <gert-jan at osgeo.nl<mailto:gert-jan at osgeo.nl>> wrote:
Hi Board member candidates (and fellow voter members),

Thanks to Helena, Astrid, Jody and Sanghee for adding their Manifestos [1].
Really much appreciated, and at least now we have 6 known candidates to cast our 5 votes to!
I hope that Dirk, Venga and Jeff will take the opportunity to add their manifestos as well before the end of this campaign week.

After reading them, I have 3 questions:
= One to Sanghee:
I really like your personal review of the last 2 years as a Board member. Not just fun parts, but also some harder times.
Could you please elaborate on the "Sometimes I saw the 'Desire to the Innocence' from the community"? I simply don't quite understand what you mean by this.

= One to Astrid:
Almost all of your objectives seem outreach-related (PR, OSGeo Live etc.)
What  are the advantages of doing so as a Board member, instead of (or in addition to) begin a member of the recently revived Marketing Committee

= And one to all of you:
Some of you talk about being an inclusive organization.
For the geographical and probably cultural aspect of inclusiveness, do you think the Board should have it's roots in as much continents / languages as possible, so preferably 1 Board member from every continent (not counting for Antarctica, ha!)

Wishing you all the best and success in your campaigns,


[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos

Van: Discuss [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org<mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org>] Namens Sanghee Shin
Verzonden: donderdag 12 oktober 2017 10:14
Aan: OSGeo Discussions
Onderwerp: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: Sanghee Shin

Dear All,

I’ve posted my manifestos here: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos#Sanghee_Shin

Thanks for the nomination.

Kind regards,
Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company

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