Re: FAQ # 8

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed Dec 10 2003 - 18:50:17 CST

RE: [voting-project] FAQ # 8Laird,

> One of OVC's real strengths is the quality of the people it's attracting.
> Could we perhaps put a list of project members with bio's up on the
> web site somewhere? I know I'd love to read it. :-)
>
Right now you can look at our History page and find links to information
about quite a few people that are involved in the OVC project. Not all
these people will show up on the voting-project list. I doubt seriously
that Roy Saltman will be posting to the list, for example. But he will
likely be a director. Likewise with Henry Brady.

One of the fairly urgent tasks is to create an About Us page.

I like the style of the page opengis.org did for their directors

http://www.opengis.org/about/?page=bod

Saltman's Dec 5 2001 letter says a lot about him as well as our project (not
known as OVC back then, but basically the same idea).

http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/ContentFrame/Docs/RoySaltman/LetterToUCB/SaltmanToUCB.asp

Here's an interesting page that tells some of Henry Brady's story. For a
while, the recent recall election here in CA was set to be postponed.
Brady's statement was the basis of the ruling to postpone (overturned in a
week or two IIRC)

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/09/brady1.pdf

I count 16 directors on the opengis page. I doubt we will have (or even
want to have) that many very soon. But I could see have 8 - 10 directors
fairly soon and bringing in new ones over time. We'll want to include some
elections people. And, maybe a politician or two. I'm not sure about
industry people -- this might look like a conflict of interest but I note
that OpenGIS has lots of industry people. We have to get at least a rough
draft of the Bylaws done before we can invite a bunch of directors.

Maybe our About Us page would list the directors followed by 30 or so other
participants. What do you think? If people here like this idea, I suggest
everyone prepare a short bio and pass that along with a suitable picture.

Alan D.
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