[OSGeo-Discuss] withdrawal from Board election

seven seven at arnulf.us
Sun Oct 22 08:55:00 PDT 2017

Vasile, I agree with Barry and others. It is your call to cancel this election because it was invalidated by Jeff's (repeated) resignation (irresponsibly causing an unnecessary and damaging split in the community). 
Board you will then have to decide how to proceed. My completely impassionate recommendation is to accept Jeff's resignation and immediately restart elections with the great slate of honorable, well meaning candidates who have already been nominated and seconded.
To the critics on this list:To my knowledge there was not a single personal attack which would in any way justify Jeff 's resignation which was again given without any rationale. Therefore I have to reject any and all accusation against the board, CRO or other individuals who have just done their jobs and correctly pointed out irregularities. 
All,can we now please have a grown-up election and get some peace so that we can turn back to do useful things? Please! 
Does anyone really believe that it makes a difference to Jeff's great community building and support work, whether he is on the board or not? He will be passionately pissed off, smolder for a while, then remember that he already has been awarded the Sol Katz award and the friendship and support of all OSGeo and then he will continue to grow affordable FOSS4Gs ground the world. 
I volunteer to support Vasile as co-CRO in case this is seen as helpful and does not further disrupt processes. Alternatively I offer my resignation from Charter Membership (for no obvious reason).
This was a totally inappropriate joke. But funny all the same. 
Lets get some fun back into OSGeo and all that passion channelled into constructive work instead of bickering around positions and roles and formalities more than is really necessary. 
Slighty pissed off regards, Arnulf 

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-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------Von: Vasile Craciunescu <vasile at geo-spatial.org> Datum: 22.10.17  16:14  (GMT+01:00) An: Barry Rowlingson <b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> Cc: discuss at lists.osgeo.org Betreff: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] withdrawal from Board election 

I fully agree with you that a complete restart is the fairest way to go. 
However, people are getting really tired with this subject and some 
already unsubscribe from this mailing list. Also, not sure if this 
should be my call or the board should formally decide on this. Probably 
should be me, as four of the board are standing for reelection. I know 
that most of you are irritated by the amount of emails that circulate 
this days on the mailing list but I would like to hear more opinions on 
this subject before taking a decision.

CRO 2017

On 10/22/17 4:33 PM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
>     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.
> No, this is completely off. If a candidate withdraws during an election, 
> you should declare the current ballot void and start a new one without 
> the withdrawn candidate.
> Leaving the ballot running, but telling people who have not voted yet 
> that one candidate has withdrawn is *unfair* to those who already voted.
> I would hope that running a ballot is low-enough cost that this doesn't 
> have a cost impact, unlike a paper election!
> If Jeff had been elected to the board and then resigned the day after 
> the election then I assume there's regulations for having new 
> by-elections for vacant seats, but this situation is not the same.
> Barry
>     I can
>     insert the information in the reminder mail that I'm planing to submit
>     tonight/Monday morning.
>     Best,
>     Vasile
>     CRO 2017
>     [1] http://www.geo-spatial.org/osgeo/bucuresti2017
>     <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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