wiki:PSC/Election2020

PSC Election 2020

Call for election

The PSC election 2020 starts on 2020-12-21 and ends on 2021-01-25. The new committee will be formed by 9 members. This is in accordance with the current PSC chair and the original planning when constituting the PSC.

1. The process

The election process is split essentially in two phases: 1) the Nomination and 2) the Voting. Final actions are announcing the results and officially forming the new PSC, formed by 9 members.

1.1 Nominations

During the Nomination phase, any member of the GRASS-GIS community, can nominate any community member for being a candidate for the PSC.

Current PSC members are to be nominated for re-election in the same way by the community as possible new candidates.

To set a nomination in motion, an e-mail should be directed to the CRO (cro.grass at osgeo.org) including name, contact e-mail and shortly why a person is recommended as a PSC member.

The CRO will then contact the recommended person asking for confirmation. The nominated person has to accept the candidacy for the PSC and will be asked to write a few lines stating what she/he wants to achieve as part of it.

A nomination and its acceptance are required to be sent directly to the CRO in private. Following confirmation, it is the CRO's task to officially announce a nomination.

1.2 Voting

The CRO will ensure to invite all eligible voters.

Eligible voters are all people who

  • have write access to any of the GRASS GIS repositories (including add-ons and website).
  • have posted a pull request to github
  • have contributed to Transifex

During the Voting period, eligible voters, can vote their preferred candidate(s) via an on-line tool which will protect privacy.

Each voter can vote one time. However, there is no limit as to how many, among the candidates, a voter can select.

2. Time frame

  • announcement of elections: 2020-12-15 (incl. CRO)
  • nomination period: 2020-12-21 to 2021-01-11
  • presentation of the candidates: 2021-01-11 to 2021-01-18
  • elections: 2021-01-18 to 2021-01-25
  • announcement of the newly elected PSC: 2021-02-01 at latest

2.1 Nomination Period

The nomination starts on 2020-12-21 at 12:00 UTC, runs strictly for 3 weeks and ends on 2021-01-11. Following this period, there will be a one week of no-action to have time to reflect and decide.

You are kindly asked to refrain from canceling an already announced nomination or support and request for a new nomination. Unless there are serious reasons to cancel a nomination, modification of the list of nominees will not be possible after the end of the 3rd week.

2.2 Presentation of the candidates

The presentation of the candidates runs from 2021-01-11 to 2021-01-18. The nominated candidates will be asked to write a few lines stating what she/he wants to achieve or work for as part of the PSC.

2.3 Voting Period

The voting period will run from 2021-01-18 at 12:00 UTC up until 2021-01-25.

2.4 Results

Votes will be counted and the top 9 voted candidates will fill the seats to form the new PSC. In case of a vote tie, the CRO will randomise the selection between the tied candidates for a PSC seat.

Results to be announced, at latest, on 2021-02-01.

Afterwards, the newly formed PSC will elect the chair person, being one of the new members.

3. Overview

3.1 Nomination (I)

  • from 2020-12-21 to 2021-01-11
  • e-mails directed to the CRO by:
    • a community member to nominate a candidate
    • the nominee to confirm acceptance of candidacy

3.2 Nomination (II)

  • from 2021-01-11 to 2021-01-18
  • re-think, evaluate, decide for candidate(s)
  • e-mail from the candidate directed to the community with a statement of her/his aims as part of the PSC
  • email directed to the CRO by a candidate for canceling candidacy (possible only for important reasons)

3.3 Voting: from 2021-01-18 to 2021-01-25

Eligible voters are all people who

  • have write access to any of the GRASS GIS repositories (including add-ons and website).
  • have posted a pull request to github
  • have contributed to Transifex
  • privacy/anonymity guaranteed by using OSGeo LimeSurvey, OSGeo's on-line voting system
  • voters will be invited via email

3.4 Results

The new PSC will be presented at latest on 2021-02-01.

Preparation of the list of nominees for the PSC election 2020

Any community member is eligible to propose a new PSC member candidate. A motivation must be added why the proposed candidate may be a good choice for the PSC.

To submit a PSC member nomination:

  • Confirm with the nominated person first.
  • Send the nomination email to the CRO.
  • The CRO will contact the nominated person.
  • In case of acceptance, the CRO will forward the nomination to the PSC mailing list along with a copy to the GRASS dev list and the GRASS user list - so that the community remains informed.
  • The CRO will update the table of nominations below.

Deadline: Monday, 11 January 2021, 12:00 UTC

List of nominees:

Candidate's nameCountryBy: (Nominator), link to announcement Link to candidate statement
Verónica Andreo Argentina By Stefan Blumentrath link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Helmut Kudrnovsky Austria By Markus Neteler link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Markus Neteler Germany By Helmut Kudrnovsky link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Anna Petrášová USA By Verónica Andreo link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Moritz Lennert Belgium By Verónica Andreo link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Vaclav Petras USA By Denis Ovsienko link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Stefan Blumentrath Norway By Moritz lennert link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Huidae Cho USA By Markus Neteler link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Helena Mitasova USA By Anna Petrášová link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Martin Landa Czech Republic By Verónica Andreo link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Māris Nartišs Latvia By Moritz Lennert link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Michael Barton USA By Nicklas Larsson link to nomination announcement candidate statement
Peter Löwe Germany By Stefan Blumentrath link to nomination announcement candidate statement

The nomination phase has ended. The voting phase will begin on Monday, 18 January 2021, 12:00 UTC

Results

Voting result (ranking, name, number of votes):

 1. Markus Neteler        	 95
 2. Anna Petrášová     	         88
 3. Helena Mitasova              86
 4. Martin Landa          	 83
 5. Verónica Andreo      	 76
 6. Moritz Lennert        	 74
 7. Vaclav Petras         	 68
 8. Michael Barton        	 58
 9. Huidae Cho            	 56
10. Helmut Kudrnovsky     	 55
11. Peter Löwe           	 52
12. Māris Nartišs       	 47
13. Stefan Blumentrath    	 44

The new GRASS GIS Project Steering Committee (PSC) is composed of 9 members (ranking, name, number of votes):

 1. Markus Neteler        	 95
 2. Anna Petrášová     	         88
 3. Helena Mitasova              86
 4. Martin Landa          	 83
 5. Verónica Andreo      	 76
 6. Moritz Lennert        	 74
 7. Vaclav Petras         	 68
 8. Michael Barton        	 58
 9. Huidae Cho            	 56

Details

  • Number of eligible voters: 245
  • Cast votes: 98

OSGeo LimeSurvey voting system

This is going to be updated soon

  • Uploaded eligible voters file xxx bytes, at DD MM YYYY: done processing: NNN voters loaded
  • Trustee fingerprint and Audit information

Technicalities

The entire election process is encrypted. The CRO, being the administrator of this "private" election, can only verify which of the invited members did vote.

Ballots

More information at:

OSGeo LimeSurvey -- to be published when election is finished

Election tally

More information at:

OSGeo LimeSurvey - to be published when election is finished

Trustee

Trustees are responsible for decrypting the election result. Each trustee generates a keypair and submits the public portion to the system. When it's time to decrypt, each trustee needs to provide their secret key.

For this election, however, the automatically selected, by the system, trustee was selected and no other persons where involved in this process.

  • Trustee #1: OSGeo Limesurvey Voting Administrator
  • Public Key Fingerprint: xxxxxxxxxx

Notes for the next election (202X)

  • the list of registered voters needs to be kept updated and organized: only one entry per person with one valid e-mail address
  • a link to the statements + the link to the OSGeo Wiki page shall be included in the invitation to vote
  • a discussion and decision are necessary regarding voting procedure, for example as to how many members are to be chosen (fixed number vs any number)
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