[OSGeo-Standards] membership renewals

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Oct 16 09:55:24 PDT 2017

Hi Arnulf,

Thanks for the clarification.  I'll relay this message to the 
ZOO-Project PSC.  Regarding the process, I don't see the need for your 
resignation, you seem to do great work here.  At the time I was offering 
Bruce help, but now it seems you are back in action, so whatever you 
think is best is good for me.  -jeff

PS. the ZOO-Project thread 

On 2017-10-16 1:13 PM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
> Jeff,
> 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,
> Arnulf
> [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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