[HOT] Draft Articles of Incorporation/Bylaws

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Thu Jul 15 18:59:51 BST 2010

So one question came up was what if we wanted to have board members
from or connected to large donor organizations?  They probably
wouldn't be deploying members.

Or would we have an advisory board which wouldn't be part of the
executive board?


On 7/13/10, Robert Soden <robert.soden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for doing this Kate, they look solid to my non-expert eyes.  Is the
> plan to incorporate in D.C. asap or are there still things we need to figure
> out related to incorporating in Europe and how to structure the org?
> No strong feelings about membership, but what's the reasoning for the tiered
> approach? I'm trying to come up with an example where we'd want someone in
> as a member but not want them to deploy?
> On Jul 12, 2010, at 10:15 PM, Kate Chapman wrote:
>> Hi Hotties!
>> I drew up some quick Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation we could use
>> to incorporation as a non-profit corporation that would eventually
>> have tax exempt status in the U.S.  We were thinking our EU bylaws
>> would be very similar but of course have the necessary legal country
>> specific changes.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/U.S._Bylaws
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/U.S._Articles_of_Incorporation
>> I've incorporated 2 non-profits in the District of Columbia so I
>> modeled it somewhat after that.
>> We weren't really sure how to do membership, what is up there is just
>> a suggestion.
>> Let me know what you think.
>> -Kate
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