Election 2014

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The 2014 OSGeo the Charter Members election will take place in July/August 2014, followed by the Board nominations and elections in August so that new board members have a chance to meet face-to-face at FOSS4G in Portland, USA in September.

Charter Member Election

As every year we are electing new Charter Members into the Foundation.

Revised selection process

In previous years the Charter Member selection process had been a little contentious. We typically received numerous nominations from high caliber members of our community, and insufficient positions to accept them all. This typically resulted in unnecessary disappointment and dissent.

In response, the OSGeo board has agreed to update the voting process. The aim is to accept all recognised OSGeo members who exhibit Positive OSGeo Attributes.

A key change is that there is no arbitrary limit for the number of new OSGeo charter members.

Nominate new Charter Members: 2014-07-19 to 2014-08-01 (2 weeks)

  • Please confirm with the nominated person first!
  • Please email cro@osgeo.org with their name, contact email and paragraph describing why you are recommending this person as a Charter Member
  • As per nominations process, the CRO will contact the nominated person and confirm they are willing to participate and then forward the nomination to the Discuss mailing list for further discussion (see next point).
  • The list of nominees will be compiled at: New Member Nominations 2014.

Nominated Member Introductions

  • During the period between a nomination and the start of the election, charter member nominees are encouraged to introduce themselves on the OSGeo discussion list (discuss@lists.osgeo.org). The nominee may optionally reference their OSGeo Advocate profile and create a profile if it doesn't exist.

Vote for new Charter Members: 2014-08-02 to 2014-08-08 (1 week)

Final Status

Board Election

Nominate new Board Members - 2014-08-09 - 2014-08-22 (2 weeks)

  • Please confirm with the person that they would like to stand for election as a Board member.
  • Email a nomination, consisting of name, current country of residence and a paragraph describing why you think this person would make a good Board member, to cro@osgeo.org by 23:59 (your time zone) on Friday 22 August 2014
  • Remember that only the Charter Members are eligible for a seat on the Board and voting but that anybody can nominate a board member.
  • The final list will be collected at Board Member Nominations 2014

Vote for new Board Members - 2014-08-23 - 2014-08-29

  • Only Charter Members are eligible to vote.
  • Choose from Board Member Nominations 2014 list.
  • Through the Electronic Voting system, every Charter Member will receive a personal link to access the election.
  • You can cast up to 5 votes, for 5 different people.
  • Voting closes at 23:59 (your timezone) 29 August 2014.
  • Results will be posted at Board Election 2014 Results on 2014-08-30.
  • Contact cro@osgeo.org with questions.