[OSGeo-Discuss] Membership process & email
jsanz at osgeo.org
Fri Sep 8 07:36:51 PDT 2017
Agree, I don't think I'd like a nomination period + election being carried
on with some editings in the wiki and a silent mailing list except by some
On the other hand, answering with a +1 on a mailing list is quick and easy
(and annoying if you don't use filters on your email).
The off list option, like adding a comment on the wiki, (IMO) would be
followed by fewer people and read by even fewer people. We are all lazy by
nature, and an election process is not the most exciting activity we do.
I agree the process can be improved, but when thinking about election
procedures, as boring as they are, we need to put the reduction of
participation barriers as a top priority if we want to reach the broadest
audience, at least once per year.
Anyway, I'm super happy to see such a big number of nominations, and I want
to thank Vasile for the hard work and long hours he's dedicating to try to
cup with such a demonstration of enthusiasm.
My 2 cents
On 8 September 2017 at 15:15, Volker Mische <volker.mische at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think it's valuable to have the nominations being sent to the discuss
> list, but I agree that seconding them should be off list.
> On 09/08/2017 01:01 PM, brandon whitehead wrote:
> > Hi,
> > A potentially trivial change would be to keep the process the same, but
> > run through the wiki---i.e. use a wiki page as the venue for nominators
> > to log in and update/edit. Freeze the page after a certain date, and
> > now there's an archived copy of the process. Anyone interested in
> > real-time updates can simply log in and "follow" the page, others can
> > visit the page and check the results as they see fit.
> > Note, this is conceptually the same process for nomination and voting,
> > but it is collated via the wiki instead of email. This also doesn't
> > involve additional work to create an automated system.
> > just a few thoughts from an interested lurker...
> > /Brandon
> > On 08/09/2017 11:34, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> There was a discussion with the CROs at yesterday's board meeting, and a
> >> proposal to use an automated system for nominations came up.
> >> Cheers,
> >> Angelos
> >> On 09/08/2017 01:01 PM, Till Adams wrote:
> >>> Jeroen,
> >>> good motion! I feel the same and honestly am not able to read and check
> >>> them all...
> >>> Till
> >>> Am 08.09.2017 um 11:54 schrieb Jeroen Ticheler:
> >>>> Hi all,
> >>>> It is great to see the OSGeo community being so active and expanding!
> >>>> The process of proposing and voting new members is an extremely
> >>>> valuable part of that!
> >>>> The downside is that email traffic is exploding around this election.
> >>>> I fear the election processes in the coming years already. Should we
> >>>> find another way so propose and second nominees in the future to
> >>>> avoid flooding everyones inbox? (For me these emails seem to make up
> >>>> for about half of my email traffic over the last weeks ;-( ).
> >>>> Cheers,
> >>>> Jeroen
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