[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: 3 questions

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Oct 17 06:12:08 PDT 2017

Interesting Andy, I can see how that RCV/PR/ranking could help better 
representation from our local chapters.  I think after the dust settles 
on this election, we should all then take a deep breath and sit back and 
analyze this 2017 election process, and together (as Charter members) 
make a proposal for future elections - I'd prefer to see this proposal 
happen in the next month, while it is still fresh in all of our minds - 
Andy it would be great to have your input on this.

PS. happy to be a part of the OSGeo animal kingdom (reference to the 
video in Andy's link ha)


On 2017-10-17 9:47 AM, Andy Anderson wrote:
> So I could make this a fourth question. What are the candidates 
> perspectives on using RCV/PR to increase representation from The Rest of 
> the World?
> — Andy
>> On Oct 16, 2017, at 11:23 PM, Andy Anderson <aanderson at amherst.edu 
>> <mailto:aanderson at amherst.edu>> wrote:
>> 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:
>>> Hi,
>>> "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..
>>> Cheers
>>> Ravi Kumar

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