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== Potential FAQ ==
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'''Q''': What do board members do?
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'''A''': http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities
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'''Q''': That doc doesn't say anything about meetings.  How often to board members meet?
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'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html foundation bylaws] say the board meets after the after the annual members meeting and then at regular meetings on a schedule fixed by directors.
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'''Q''': How are board decisions made?
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'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html bylaws] (section 4.5) describe that a majority of members must be present for an event to be considered a meeting.  At a meeting, each member present is given one vote.  Strictly speaking (according to the bylaws) an affirmative vote by the majority of members present at a meeting constitutes a decision by the board.  In practice, we don't consider a motion passed if there are any negative votes ('''TODO''': document the +1, +0, -0, -1 voting procedure if needed).
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'''Q''': Is an IRC gathering a meeting?
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'''A''': The [http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html bylaws] (section 4.4) say that an electronic medium may be used and an event will constitute a meeting if members can hear one another at the same time.  In practice, we often have IRC meetings and then have a vote by voice if there are items that need voting on ('''TODO''': document the convention on email voting if this is an alternative to voice voting).

Revision as of 09:16, 19 September 2011

OSGeo Foundation Board of Directors

The board is elected by the Charter members as outlined in the Board Election Procedure.

Period: July 2010 - July 2012

Period: September 2011 - August 2013

Meetings

Next meeting
Previous meetings

Meeting Archive

2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - Earlier.

Documents

Mailing list

The http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/board mailing list is used for most public board discussions. There is also a private board mailing list used only for matters that are considered needful to be kept private.

Previous OSGeo Foundation Boards of Directors

An interim Board of Directors with 5 members was elected on February 4th, 2006, by the initial members of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. On March 18th, 2006, the board has been completed to now total nine members:

Potential FAQ

Q: What do board members do? A: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities

Q: That doc doesn't say anything about meetings. How often to board members meet? A: The foundation bylaws say the board meets after the after the annual members meeting and then at regular meetings on a schedule fixed by directors.

Q: How are board decisions made? A: The bylaws (section 4.5) describe that a majority of members must be present for an event to be considered a meeting. At a meeting, each member present is given one vote. Strictly speaking (according to the bylaws) an affirmative vote by the majority of members present at a meeting constitutes a decision by the board. In practice, we don't consider a motion passed if there are any negative votes (TODO: document the +1, +0, -0, -1 voting procedure if needed).

Q: Is an IRC gathering a meeting? A: The bylaws (section 4.4) say that an electronic medium may be used and an event will constitute a meeting if members can hear one another at the same time. In practice, we often have IRC meetings and then have a vote by voice if there are items that need voting on (TODO: document the convention on email voting if this is an alternative to voice voting).