[Gfoss] Fwd: [Freegis-list] OSGeo: Formal Call For Nominations

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Mon Feb 13 20:42:26 CET 2006

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Subject: [Freegis-list] OSGeo: Formal Call For Nominations
Date: 20:39, lunedì 13 febbraio 2006
From: Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>
To: FreeGIS <freegis-list at intevation.de>


In Chicago on February 4th, a group of folks met to discuss formation
of a foundation to support and promote the use of open source software
in geospatial applications.  The meeting was a great success, and the
Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) was born.


The physical attendies are the first members of the foundation.   At
the founding meeting it was resolved to add a second tranche of members
as quickly as practical after the meeting, bringing our membership up
to 45, in order to broaden representation and give other interested a
chance to be most directly involved.  This email is the formal call for

Nominations should be emailed to Chicago at osgeo.org and should include
a paragraph describing the qualifications of each nominated candidate.

All nominations should be in by 9:00am (Pacific time - GMT+8) on Thursday
February 16th.  After that they will be collected and the existing
membership will vote to select 24 new members from the nominations.

Please verify with any nominee that they are willing to stand for
membership before nominating them.

Nominations already sent to chicago at osgeo.org will also be incorporated.

Note that you do not need to be an existing member to nominate someone,
and self-nomination is fine.

Previously suggested (but unofficial) membership selection criteria

o The person should have made a contribution to open
    source geospatial software already.

o The person should be willing to put in time and effort
   on the foundation, perhaps joining committee(s), or
   volunteering in some other way that gets the foundation

o Members should believe in the general goals of the
   foundation.  To support and promote the use of
   open source geospatial software in a collaborative
   manner (my words).

o Members selected should provide a diversity of
   geographic representation in the foundation.

o Members selected should provide representation
   of a diversity of projects.   For instance, we have a
   strong desire to see the "java tribe" well represented
   in the foundation.  We don't want the membership
   dominated by folks from just one project.

o Members selected should provide representation of
   a diversity of interests (eg. corporate, hobbyist,
   educational, scientific).

o Members should be prepared to works constructively
   and positively towards the goals of the foundation.
   Good teamwork skills are an asset.

Best regards,
- I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam,
 warmerdam at pobox.com light and sound - activate the windows |
 http://pobox.com/~warmerdam and watch the world go round - Rush    |
 Geospatial Programmer for Rent

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