[OSGeo-Discuss] withdrawal from Board election
vasile at geo-spatial.org
Sun Oct 22 06:19:24 PDT 2017
Please accept my apologies for the delayed reply. I was heavily involved
in organizing the 20th edition of FOSS4G Romania .
I will try to express my opinion on what was said here and the board
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
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.
> -Jeff McKenna
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> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
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