[Talk-us] US Chapter Mission Statement
kate at maploser.com
Sat Nov 28 22:37:34 GMT 2009
I guess I don't really have a concern that would be part of the mission
statement. The only issue I've seen come up would be handled outside of the
mission statement. There was a concern with the OSMF elections that a
people had potentially became foundation members to vote in the election for
specific individuals (I have no idea if this is true or founded or
anything). Now to vote for example for the licensing change you have to
have become a member by a certain date. The same issues could be avoided in
So with that said the mission statement Chris Hunter put forward seems good
I would add something about education:
-Educate the public in methods utilized to collect and add data to the
On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 4:30 PM, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
> > Frederik,
> > That makes sense to me. I just wasn't sure if there were issues we had
> > though about. Americans abroad for example. Would we discourage them
> > becoming members of a U.S. chapter? Though I agree that those becoming
> > members of multiple chapters could complicate internal processes. So
> > the answer is to state somewhere that an individual can only be a member
> > one chapter at a time.
> I don't really understand the concern here.
> I don't think we want to carve up international territories of
> mapping. If someone from the UK, Brazil, Thailand or whatever want to
> come to the US and map- I'm grateful for the help.
> If a US mapper wants to go to Italy or UK and map- I'd think that'd be okay
> As for where a person is based- I think we're over thinking that too.
> Look at someone like SteveC. Is he based in the UK or in the US?
> I think these issues generally sort themselves out and are orthogonal
> to the issue of the charter.
> - Serge
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