[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2018] Board Nominations

Vasile Craciunescu vasile at geo-spatial.org
Sun Nov 11 13:32:56 PST 2018

Dear all,

With roughly two hours before the board nomination deadline, we have 
only 4 nominations for 4 seats. From what I know, this is without 
precedent in our history. As CRO, I cannot comment on the apparent low 
interest for the most important decision structure in OSGeo. However, I 
know that it's in the best interest of our community to have a real 
competition for the board of directors. That's why I propose to extend 
the nomination deadline with one more week. I'm confident that this 
extra time will help OSGeo to grow the already strong candidate list for 
our board.


On 10/30/18 9:52 AM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
> Dear all,
> It's time for the 2018 OSGeo Foundation Board Elections.
> The nominations for the OSGeo Board of Directors started already
> [1]. Please take a minute to understand what the board actually
> does[2]. A director should plan to spend several hours a week on OSGeo
> business in order to do a good job. The current board members will
> know best.
> To nominate a candidate for the board please first confirm with the
> person that they would like to stand for election as a Board member.
> Then send an email to cro at osgeo.org CCing the candidate by 23:59 GMT on 
> Sunday 11 November 2018[3] consisting of:
> - name and e-mail
> - current country of residence
> - a paragraph describing why you think this person would make a good
> Board member.
> Remember that only Charter Members are eligible for a seat on the
> Board and for voting but that *anybody* can *nominate* a board member.
> Candidates are encouraged to put their vision and ideas for their term 
> at Election 2018 Candidate Manifestos [4] and sending them to Discuss 
> mailing list for further conversation.
> Thank you.
> Best regards,
> Vasile, Vicky & Jorge
> CRO 2018 Elections
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018#Board_Election
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities
> [3] 
> https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20181111T235959&p0=136&msg=OSGeo+Board+of+Directors+nominalizations+2018&font=cursive 
> [4] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018_Candidate_Manifestos
> [5] https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss
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Vasile Crăciunescu
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