[Web Comm] Removing members from committees

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Wed Jun 28 12:12:49 EDT 2006

In this case, Daniel was a special case not because of committee or
foundation membership, but because he had security access to the
foundation's site beyond his role in the foundation or official
membership in committees, which was specifically tied to his employment.
I don't think that we should look at the roles on OSGeo.org as
indicating anything about membership in committees, as there will not be
a 1:1 relationship?


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Warmerdam [mailto:fwarmerdam at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Frank
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 09:05
To: dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Web Comm] Removing members from committees

Jason Birch wrote:
> Absolutely.
> Daniel was a special case; I was not aware that his account was 
> disabled, and was worried that he may still have admin rights.


Well, I'm not sure Daniel is a special case.  Membership in OSGeo
committees and the organization as a whole are as individuals, not as
employees of a corporation.  So while it is perfectly fine for
committees to remove him has a member since he has indicated he won't be
able to be active in OSGeo for some time, it should not be considered

I don't mean to cause a fuss, and am not suggesting changing or undoing
anything already done.  I just want to stress no one gets a "free pass"
onto committees nor can anyone be excluded based on employment history.

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