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This is a historical document (2006). Find the current list of Charter Members on the official OSGeo web site.
The membership nomination and election process is now complete, and the following community members have been selected as additional voting members of the foundation. We would like to stress that while the foundation needs a voting membership in order to insure a board is selected that is reasonably representative of the broad community, in essentially all other ways anyone can contribute equally in the work of the foundation. As the OSGeo FAQ says:
"A non-voting (i.e. associate) member can do everything a voting member can do, except vote in board elections. They can be members of committees and vote on them. They can speak up, and contribute in every other way. The foundation aims to be a do-acracy, and so the way to have influence is to do things! Ultimately, of course, the foundation will only succeed in its mission if the entire community gets involved -- so please don't hesitate! We need your help!"
Andrey Kiselev Ari Jolma Bart van den Eijnden Cameron Shorter Daniel Morissette David Blasby Gary Sherman Helena Mitasova Helton Uchoa James MacGill Jason Birch Jeff McKenna Jeroen Ticheler Jody Garnett Jo Walsh Justin DeOlivera Mike Adair Ned Horning Norman Vine Paul Spencer Rafael Medeiros Sperb Toru Mori Venkatesh Raghavan V. Ravi Kumar
Original voting members admitted February 4, 2006 at OSGeo organizational meeting in Chicago:
Allan Doyle Arnulf Christl (*) Bob Bray Chris Holmes (*) Claude Philipona Dave McIlhagga Frank Warmerdam (**) Gary Lang (*) Howard Butler Ian Turton Jon Scarbrough Mark Lucas Markus Neteler (*) Michael Gerlek Paul Ramsey Pericles Nacionales Rich Steele Schuyler Erle Steve Lime Tom Burk Tyler Mitchell
(*) = Interim Board Member (**) = President (and Interim Board Member)