[OSGeo-Standards] membership renewals

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net
Mon Oct 16 09:13:15 PDT 2017


just to clarify, Gérald was not "removed" from OGC membership. The
underlying assumption somewhat bothers me. He can also reapply any time,
just like anybody else.

Most OSGeo members fail to react to OGC renewal requests and most also
failed to produce a single report throughout the years (including
yourself) although we have repeatedly asked for them.

Admittedly I have grown somewhat tired of chasing folks to produce some
kind of proof that they are actually using the OGC Individual Membership
slots for something useful (and then get berated if the consequence is
that their slot is not automagically prolonged). The OSGeo community
should know what their members are doing with their individual OGC
membership slots. It could all be so simple. In keeping with the popular
German saying "Do good (things) and talk about it". Hopefully you can
implement a better mechanism.

Regarding your addition to the "Selection Committee"; As I said before,
the "selection" process so far has been down-to-earth pragmatic: Accept
all. We never had an issue because there were always enough open slots.
If change is seen to be needed, please go ahead.

Process: Initially Michael Gerlek and myself were appointed by the
board. I have then accepted Michael's resignation and later added Bruce
Bannerman who had indicated interest (thanks, Bruce) and was happy to
help. So I guess that Bruce should acknowledges your addition to this
list and then the Board (copied) should formally confirm my resignation
and accept your addition - or come up with a different process altogether.

Hope this helps.

All the best,

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_Membership#Selection_Committee

Am 16.10.2017 um 16:42 schrieb Jeff McKenna:
> Hi Bruce and Arnulf,
> Apparently Gérald Fenoy was recently removed from the membership, but
> he has been very active at the TC meetings in terms of WPS evolution
> for the past 2 years.  I think this validates his ability to renew the
> OGC membership, correct?  He may have missed Barabara's renewal emails
> however.  Can Gérald contact Barabara directly now to renew the
> membership?
> In a bigger sense, this example may require us to examine how we track
> who is using the memberships (because sending an email to this
> Standards list isn't always the best example of using the membership -
> I know in my own case through the years, the membership helped me
> enter & follow discussions elsewhere on OGC+OSGeo, which is very
> important).
> Another question: maybe this was also the case for Dimitris'
> membership?  I am not sure though.  Difficult to track.  Maybe there
> are ideas on how to manage this.
> Thanks,
> (I am not sure if the nomination for adding me into the Selection
> Committee finalized)
> -jeff
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