Election 2019

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The 2019 Charter Members election will take place in September/October 2019, followed by the Board nominations and elections in October/November.

Charter Member Election

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

Membership process

  • To be elected, a charter member need a nomination by a current charter member and at least one other charter member seconding the nomination. Only veto can be raised by sending a private e-mail to the CRO that has to inform the board for an anonymous review. If the veto is accepted by the board, then the CRO shall make it public and the charter member is not elected.

For more details see the Membership Process.

Nominate new Charter Members: 2019-09-23 to 2019-10-20

  • Please confirm with the nominated person first!
  • Please email cro@osgeo.org (not to discuss@osgeo.org) with their name, contact email and paragraph describing why you are recommending this person as a Charter Member. Please include details about the positive attributes of the nominee:
    • Members should believe in the general goals of the OSGeo Foundation: to support and promote the use of free and open source geospatial software, education and data in a collaborative manner.
    • Previous participation in or support of OSGeo activities.
    • Previous contribution to free and open source geospatial software, education or open data.
    • The person should be willing to put in time and effort on the OSGeo Foundation, perhaps joining committee(s), or volunteering in some other way that gets the Foundation going.
    • Members should be prepared to work constructively and positively towards the goals of the Foundation. Good teamwork skills are an asset.
  • The CRO will contact the nominated person and confirm they are willing to participate and compile the 2019 member nominations list.

Community Review and voting: 2019-10-25 - 2019-10-31

  • Community review of nominations
  • Online vote (to second nominations) using OSGeo Electronic Voting system based on Lime Survey.

Final Status

  • The CRO has to present candidate list to the board for approval
  • The CRO has to update the charter member list

Board Election

  • The current board is composed by 9 people: María Arias de Reyna, Astrid Emde, Jody Garnett, Jeff McKenna, Helena Mitasova, Angelos Tzotsos, Michael Smith, Tom Kralidis and Victoria Rautenbach.
  • Following the Board Election Procedure there are 5 seats up for election this year.
  • María Arias de Reyna, Astrid Emde, Jody Garnett, Jeff McKenna and Helena Mitasova have reached the end of their 2-year term. Any of these board members wishing to stand in the 2019 election must receive a nomination, like any other candidate.

Nominate new Board Members - 2019-11-05 - 2019-11-16 (12 days)

  • 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 GMT on Saturday 16 November 2019
  • 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 2019

Campaign period - 2019-11-17 - 2019-11-22 (6 days)

Candidates are encouraged to put their vision and ideas for their term at Election 2019 Candidate Manifestos and sending them to Discuss mailing list for further conversation.

Vote for new Board Members - 2019-11-23 - 2019-11-30 (1 week)