The nomination period for new Charter Members will start on September 15th (next friday) and lasts three weeks, ending on October 6th.
The voting period for new Charter Members will be announced at a later date, but it should be by the end of October. The same goes for the nomination and voting periods for Board members, which will take place a bit later.
Nomination procedure for charter members
Nominations are made by existing charter members (i.e. a nominee cannot nominate themself).
Both the nominating member and the nominee must have an OSGeo LDAP account and
a user profile in www.osgeo.org (a user profile page looks like e.g. https://www.osgeo.org/member/sanchez-o
If you don’t have an OSGeo LDAP account, you’ll need a “mantra” to create one. If this is the case, write an email to cro (at) osgeo.org to ask for a mantra, briefly mentioning your involvement/interest in OSGeo.
To make a nomination, confirm with the nominee and then write an email to cro (at) osgeo.org including the information in the following template.
Nominating person: <your name>
Nominating e-mail: <your e-mail>
Nominating profile page: <your profile page in the OSGeo website>
Nominee name: <nominee’s name(s)>
Nominee last name: <nominee’s last name(s)>
Nominee e-mail: <nominee e-mail>
Nominee country: <nominee country at time of nomination>
Nominee profile page: <nominee profile page in the OSGeo website>
Nominee wiki page (optional): <nominee wiki page in the OSGeo wiki>
Nomination statement: <paragraph describing why you are recommending this
person as a Charter Member. Please include details about the positive
attributes of the nominee>
This information and the nomination template can also be found at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2
Request for retirement
If you wish to retire from being a charter member, let us know by writing to cro (at) osgeo.org .
The elections are handled by the Chief Returning Officer, or CRO. This year’s
CRO team is composed by Ivn Snchez and Luis de Sousa.
Iván Snchez Ortega