Election 2015

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The 2015 OSGeo the Charter Members election will take place in June/July 2015, followed by the Board nominations and elections in August so that new board members have a chance to possibly meet face-to-face at FOSS4G in Seoul, Korea 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: 2015-08-17 to 2015-08-30 (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 2015.

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: 2015-08-31 to 2015-09-06 (1 week)

  • will likely use the same Electronic Voting system that was setup last year
  • Session expiration time was too short and some members reported loosing their votes, this need to be addressed for this election.

Final Status

  • Following our new Membership Process, all candidates passed the criteria to be accepted as new OSGeo Charter Members.
  • The new charter members for 2015 are (in alphabetical order)

Board Election

Nominate new Board Members - 2015-09-07 - 2015-09-20 (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 12:00 GMT on Sunday 02 August 2015
  • 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 2015

Vote for new Board Members - 2015-09-21 - 2015-09-27 (1 week)