[Osmf-talk] OPENSTREETMAP FOUNDATION - NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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Sun Aug 16 13:16:34 BST 2009
James Brown schrieb:
> I agree. I think that the best course is to let the electorate decide
> in each election.
As Mikel wrote, there are many potential conflicts of interest, not just
However, I do think this issue should be discussed by the Foundation
membership when the Articles of Association are reviewed.
> I'd add that I do not see any real alternative.
If the Foundation decides to set a limit, it's certainly doable. See,
for example, the GNOME Foundation bylaws
"No organization, corporation or similar entity, or any affiliate
thereof, shall hold, directly or indirectly, more than 40% of the Board
seats, regardless of election results. In the event that any election of
directors results in a single entity representing greater than 40% of
the Board, than the nominee representing that entity receiving the least
number of votes, shall be replaced by the nominee receiving the greatest
number of votes who was not elected to the Board. In the event that the
resignation or removal of a director results in a single entity
representing greater than 40% of the Board, the Board shall as soon as
practicable, appoint a new director not representing that entity to
serve until the next election of directors. For the purposes of this
section, "affiliate" shall mean representatives who are employees,
officers, or members of the Board of Directors of an entity; who have a
significant consulting relationship with an entity; or who own at least
1% of the equity or debt, or derivatives thereof, of an entity."
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