[OSGeo-Discuss] withdrawal from Board election

Vasile Craciunescu vasile at geo-spatial.org
Sun Oct 22 06:19:24 PDT 2017

Dear all,

Please accept my apologies for the delayed reply. I was heavily involved 
in organizing the 20th edition of FOSS4G Romania [1].

I will try to express my opinion on what was said here and the board 
mailing list.

1. Neighter CRO or the Board cannot refuse Jeff's request to withdraw 
from the elections. In the absence of a specific rule, this is a 
unilateral act which does not require the CRO/Board acceptance in order 
to be valid. So, is up to Jeff to decide, based on people feedback, if 
he maintains his request or not.

2. We cannot remove Jeff's name from the voting ballot for at least two 
reasons. First one if of technical nature. LimeSurvey, the tool used for 
the electronic voting system, does not allow such changes in a running 
survey. Second, it is not correct/moral to change the list. Almost half 
of our charter members voted already based on that list and, actually, 
this is the main problem. Jeff's withdrawal has the potential to affect 
the result of this elections. We will never know where his votes could 
go and we have no clue how his decision will impact the votes that are 
still to come. Unfortunately, I see no good solution for the situation.

My proposal to the Board and the OSGeo charter members is to leave the 
list as it is and make sure that the people that did not vote yet are 
aware of Jeff's request to withdraw from the Board elections. I can 
insert the information in the reminder mail that I'm planing to submit 
tonight/Monday morning.

CRO 2017

[1] http://www.geo-spatial.org/osgeo/bucuresti2017

On 10/21/17 3:34 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Dear CRO,
> Please accept my withdrawal from the Board election.  I am sorry to 
> cause all of the problems so clearly explained by so many here publicly 
> this election.
> I wish to take the time now to thank all of the candidates for 
> volunteering their time for the OSGeo community.
> Yours,
> -Jeff McKenna
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