[Incubator] Rules for Incubation Committee Voting

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Oct 1 12:11:07 PDT 2013


I'd add that the material at:


would apply to the incubation committee when no local committee rules apply.

Best regards,

On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Arnulf Christl
<arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net> wrote:
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> On 01.10.2013 16:49, Landon Blake wrote:
>> I had some quick questions about the rules for Incubation Committee Voting:
>> 1) Are motions passed on a simple majority?
>> 2) How many voting committee members are there?
>> 3) Must a motion have a majority of yes votes from all committee members
>> to pass, or just the majority of yes votes from collected responses on a
>> motion?
>> Thanks.
>> Landon
> Landon,
> all good questions (some of which I just posted a few days ago too...).
> 1) Are motions passed on a simple majority?
> My current understanding is that we work with a veto system. This means
> that any -1 vote stops a vote. Until all -1 have at least been amended
> to a -0 there is not going ahead. The vote duration is therefore at
> least a week (I woudl prefer two weeks, just to make sure everybody had
> a chance to put in a veto). Additionally I would suggest we require at
> least 50% +1, just so that it does not become a rubber stamping activity
> and nobody bothers to look at what is being voted on.
> Todo: We will have to write this down properly on the OSGeo Committee
> page, then talk about it and approve it (with the current setting we
> might even need board approval, not sure about this).
> 2): 21, see list here:
> http://www.osgeo.org/incubator
> Todo: Clean up this list. I am pretty sure that the last roll call is
> years old yo this list is probably not really up to reality.
> 3) Should be answere by 1) - in case we decide this is a good way forward.
> Cheers,
> Arnulf
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