OSGeo Without Executive Director

Tyler Mitchell announced last week that the OSGeo Board had terminated his position as executive director of OSGeo. We didn’t get a lot of details, but it sounds like the individual board members will try to take over his duties. I’ll miss Tyler, who played a critical role in getting the OSGeo Journal published. (I volunteer as part of the OSGeo Journal team.)

As far as I know, this was the only paid position at OSGeo, and I worry that less will be accomplished without it. I wish the OSGeo board had discussed this decision more with OSGeo members. They may have had good reasons for the decision, but it seems that regular members of the organization were kept in the dark.

We are currently talking at the OSGeo Journal Mailing List about how we move forward after this news.

The Sunburned Surveyor

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