[Local-chapters] Items from this weeks teleconference.
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Fri Sep 11 19:54:11 BST 2009
John Smith schrieb:
> * Requiring Local Chapters to use OpenStreetMap as part of the formal name
Most of them will probably want that anyway, but in some cases it may be
advisable to use a name in the local language. So I'm not sure it should
be a requirement.
> * Bylaws/Governing rules will need to be submitted and formally
> accepted by OSM-F before a local chapter can become a legal entity
That sounds like the foundation taking an active role in incorporating
the local chapters. What effects would that have? Wouldn't it be better
to have local chapters as independent legal entities that enter into an
agreement with the foundation?
When we trust them to represent OSM, can't we also trust them to
organize themselves? (Keep in mind in most cases the OSMF would have to
hire translators and local lawyers to make any sense of the bylaws...)
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