[OSGeo-Discuss] 2017 membership process reminder

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 18:34:06 PDT 2017

Thanks Vasile & Jeff:

In today's osgeo meeting we discussed how to handle nominations that are
light on details (some nominations only work if you know the person).

Can I ask the people who have seconded a nomination with a "+1" to provide
additional details on what positive attribute the candidate displays in the
our community to be considered as a charter member.

For reference here is the positive attributes
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process#Positive_Attributes> list
from the membership process page:

*Recommended membership selection criteria include:*

   - *Members should believe in the general goals of the Foundation. To
   support and promote the use of free and open source geospatial software,
   education and data in a collaborative manner.*
   - *Previous participation in or support of OSGeo activities*
   - *The person should already have made a contribution to free and open
   source geospatial software, education or open data.*
   - *The person should be willing to put in time and effort on the
   Foundation, perhaps joining committee(s), or volunteering in some other way
   that gets the Foundation going.*
   - *Members should be prepared to work constructively and positively
   towards the goals of the Foundation. Good teamwork skills are an asset.*

*Membership nominations should strive to promote diversity:*

   - *Nominate members representing a diversity of geographic regions,
   diversity of projects, diversity of programming languages.*
   - *Nominate members representing and diversity of interests (e.g.,
   corporate, hobbyist, educational, scientific).*
   - *Nominate members representing a diversity of humanity including
   gender and race *

Thank you to everyone taking part in the nomination process, it is great to
see our community growing!
Jody Garnett

On 7 September 2017 at 13:44, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>

> Hi everyone!
> A reminder that today is the last day for nominations, so that means
> "anywhere on Earth" today you can still submit nominations to
> cro at osgeo.org Note that we will accept *confirmations* from these
> nominees for another 24 hours after that (each nominee must accept the
> nomination by replying to our direct message).
> Thanks all!  It's been great to see the passionate leaders from all over,
> supporting OSGeo.
> -Vasile & Jeff
> CRO 2017 Election
> On 2017-08-27 11:19 AM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I would like to remind you that the rules/steps for 2017 OSGeo new
>> charter members nomination[1] are described in the Membership Process wiki
>> page[2]. To summarize, if you want to nominate a person you should:
>> 1. confirm with the nominated person first;
>> 2. email cro at osgeo.org with their name, contact email and paragraph
>> describing why you are recommending this person as a Charter Member;
>> The CRO will verify with the nominee that they are willing to stand for
>> nomination and then will send the nomination to discuss at osgeo.org.
>> I'm sending this reminder because some nominations did not follow those
>> steps. More specifically, some nominations were sent directly to this list,
>> CC-ing or not the CRO. All those nominations and the seconded votes will be
>> considered after nominee confirmation to the CRO that is willing to stand
>> for nomination (confirmation emails already sent by CRO).
>> Best,
>> Vasile & Jeff (your 2017 OSGeo Elections CROs)
>> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017
>> [2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process
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