[Mapbender_dev] Election of project chair

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Mon Sep 20 11:48:55 EDT 2010

this mail got stuck in a dead end.

(catching up after a looong gap in Online connectivity...)

On 09/14/2010 10:37 AM, Christoph Baudson wrote:
> At yesterday's IRC meeting we talked about a procedure how to elect the
> Mapbender project chair. Following this dialogue I propose the following
> procedure. Please comment this week, so we can agree upon the rules. If
> there are no objections, the nomination period will start next Monday.
> You also find the document here [1].
> Duration
> * The Mapbender chair is elected for 12 months
> * After 12 months, another election is in order, unless the chair wants
> to continue and has a majority with the PSC
> Nominations
> * There will be a nomination period of one week prior to the election.
> * Nominations must be sent to the Mapbender developer mailing list
> * Anyone can nominate or be nominated.
> * The nominees should ideally have been asked beforehands.
> Voting
> * There is a voting period of one week
> * Votes must be sent to the Mapbender developer mailing list
> * Only members of the PSC are allowed to vote.
> * Each member has a single vote, you can either vote for a nominee or
> abstain
> * A nominee needs more than 50% of the votes in order to be elected
> * if no one is elected in the first ballot, the nominee with least votes
> is removed from the list of nominees. The voting period is extended for
> another week.
> Disclaimer
> * The PSC can change these rules if they decide unanimously. This allows
> the PSC to figure out what to do if the rules above are insufficient.
> [1] http://www.mapbender.org/Category_talk:Chair

I suggest that we first pass this process as a motion in IRC and then 
proceed to vote. Added to agenda.

I would also be fine to vote on IRC but if you think Mail is more formal 
it is fine for me.

Best regards,

Exploring Space, Time and Mind

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