[HOT] Mikel Maron stepping down from the Board

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 15:02:52 UTC 2014

Thank you, Jaakko.

Mikel, thank you again for all your support in building HOT. We look
forward to your ongoing leadership as a member and alumni.

Thank you,


Heather Leson
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Blog: textontechs.com

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM, Jaakko Helleranta / Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) <jaakko.helleranta at hotosm.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> The approaching year's end and the beginning of a new one marks also a
> turning of page for the HOT Board as our co-founder and long time board
> president Mikel Maron has resigned from the board. The remaining board
> acknowledged his resignation in our meeting on Tuesday.
> Mikel resigned after an ethics review of his role as a Presidential
> Innovation Fellowship (1) found potential for conflict of interest with his
> role on the HOT Board that could potentially benefit or be perceived to
> benefit HOT unduly. The review process took a bit longer than expected
> because of the open source nature of HOT's work.
> With this change we have lost an excellent resource on the board but the
> good is that Mikel will continue with his fellowship advancing the use of
> OpenStreetMap in broader contexts. He is also planning to continue to be an
> active member of HOT and continue to participate in the activites that he
> has been involved with outside of the board responsibilities.
> We are sorry to see Mikel leave the board and personally as well as on
> behalf of the rest of the board I want to thank him for his extensive
> service in creating and building HOT over the years.
> After acknowledging Mikel's resignation the (remaining) board discussed
> possible actions needed after this. I also discussed the matter with the
> voting members chair Russ Deffner. Both the board and Russ and I came to
> the conclusion that given the approaching Annual Meeting of the voting
> members in March there is no material beneft in electing a fill-in member
> for the board for the barely three months. Russ and I had already discussed
> before this resignation was known that we should rather prepare to have
> solid annual meeting with appropriately set election council, etc.
> If you have any questions particular to this change please feel welcome to
> contact me or the Board.
> With best regards on behalf of the board,
> -Jaakko
> (1)
> http://hot.openstreetmap.org/updates/2014-09-15_mikel_maron_chosen_as_a_presidential_innovation_fellow
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