[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] About the selected election periods

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 05:23:15 PDT 2017

Good suggestion Maxi, I agree

We might also want to consider whether the Charter Members should have a significant role in the governance of OSGeo beyond electing the board and being some kind of backstop in the event of a “hostile takeover”

> On 18 Sep 2017, at 13:17, Massimiliano Cannata <massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch> wrote:
> Dear All,
> now that the official nomination period is concluded I would like to rise a question about the opportunity of having Charter member nomination just before of the Board Election with the intend of opening a discussion for the coming years.
> Personally I think that this is very inappropriate. I would propose to run the Charter member election only after the Board member election.
> Even if I'm sure that nobody did it, there is a risk of 'election' for the purpose of 'election'. 
> e.g.: I could virtually nominate 20 people and likely expecting they will vote form me or second all the nominations to get the favor of new members.
> This is a potential flaws in the system from my point of view.
> Cheers,
> maxi
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