[HOT] HOT governance tasks, please read!
mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 25 15:14:57 GMT 2011
Cool ... add your nominees to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNsWG1EdTRfWGR3aVJudWdIUnRiSFE6MQ
== Mikel Maron ==
+14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> From: Mike Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>
>To: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
>Cc: "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org>; Besfort Guri <besiguri at gmail.com>; info <info at flossk.org>
>Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2011 4:18 PM
>Subject: Re: [HOT] HOT governance tasks, please read!
>I would like to suggest besfort guri to be on the team.
>besfort has been learning alot and doing a great job on kosovo. Also
>altin u has being doing a great mapping job.
>besfort asked me to recommend him for HOT. I hope he can help out.
>ps. happy thanksgiving!
>On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hello HOTties!
>> It’s governance time.
>> As the end of 2011 approaches, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has a
>> number of tasks on hand. It’s time for another round of membership
>> nominations. We are past due to have a Board election. And we have updates
>> to our Bylaws. We need to complete all these things on an relatively quick
>> schedule, as we are working to complete 501(3)c filing for HOT by the end of
>> the year.
>> So, please, read through this email carefully, and please act where
>> requested. Any questions or concerns, fire away. Thanks!
>> * Membership
>> First for all current members need to confirm continued membership. Do you
>> wish to continue to be a member of HOT? Some individuals have been more
>> active than others and we understand if you don’t have the time.
>> The current membership list is posted to
>> To confirm your membership, please fill out this brief form.
>> Please confirm your membership by end of day, December 7.
>> * Member Nominations
>> HOT membership works similarly to Apache. New members are invited by current
>> members. The nominations are published, and if there are no objections, the
>> new members are accepted.
>> Nominated members before have come from all sorts of places, those who have
>> worked with us in the field, remote volunteers that have really made a
>> difference in responses and partners that have really helped.
>> Nominations can be made in the form below. If you’d like to be nominated,
>> don’t hesitate to contact HOT members individually to discuss.
>> Please make nominations by end of day, December 7.
>> * Elections
>> We are past due to have a Board election. Four of the Board are up for
>> re-election (Nicolas Chavent, Kate Chapman, Dane Springmeyer, Mikel Maron).
>> And the Board has decided to expand to seven total, meaning we have 6 seats
>> to fill this election. Having a Board with a diversity of skills will help
>> further the organization.
>> Nominations can be made on this wiki page:
>> Nominations will be open until end of day, December 7.
>> We’ll have the election the following week, with completion by December 14.
>> * Bylaws
>> For HOT’s 501(c)3 application, we need to update our bylaws. There is
>> nothing substanitally new from the current bylaws (excepting one thing);
>> they’ve only been made to conform to legal language.
>> Please review, and let’s discuss anything of concern on list. The one thing
>> we do need to decide is which organization would receive HOT’s assets in the
>> event of dissolution. This must be an existing US 501(c)3. One suggestion so
>> far has been the EFF, but this hasn’t progressed past the idea stage. So,
>> suggestions welcome.
>> The Bylaws are posted to:
>> We’ll include approval of the bylaws with the election, by December 14. It
>> will take a majority of members to accept the new bylaws.
>> * That’s it
>> Thanks for reading through all of this and for helping get HOT through the
>> governance rigamarol. If anything doesn’t make sense here, just ask.
>> The HOT Board
>> Mikel Maron
>> Kate Chapman
>> Nicolas Chavent
>> Harry Wood
>> Dane Springmeyer
>> HOT mailing list
>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
>James Michael DuPont
>Member of Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova http://flossk.org
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