[Local-chapters] Fw: Re: Draft OpenStreetMap Local Chapter Agreement v0.3 [updated]

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 15:17:59 BST 2009


--- On Wed, 16/9/09, Cragg Nilson <cragg.nilson at gmail.com> wrote:



> From: Cragg Nilson <cragg.nilson at gmail.com>

> Subject: Re: Draft OpenStreetMap Local Chapter Agreement v0.3 [updated]

> To: "Mikel Maron" <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>

> Cc: local at osmfoundation.org, "Ivan Sanchez Ortega" <ivan at sanchezortega.es>, "John Smith" <delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com>, mk at koppenhoefer.com, "Peter Miller" <peter.miller at itoworld.com>, "John McKerrell" <john at mckerrell.net>, "Henk Hoff" <henk.hoff at osmfoundation.org>

> Date: Wednesday, 16 September, 2009, 8:02 PM

>

> Hi All-

>

> I've tried to incorporate everyone's concerns into

> this new version.  Changes highlighted.

>

> Please remember this is a proposed template for a temporary

> agreement - each local chapter can make their own

> agreement using this template as a base, but with local

> adaptations including deleted clauses. Each local

> agreement will be require approval by the OSM-F board.

> :-D

>

>

> Mikel - the proposal is to have no financial relations

> between the Foundation and the federated chapter initially.

>

>

> best

>

> Cragg

>

>

>

> Draft v0.3

> -------------

> OpenStreetMap Federated Members

>

> Preamble

>

> A

> Federated Member organisation is an incorporated group of

> OpenStreetMap

> users and others with an interest in supporting the

> OpenStreetMap

> project.  A Federated Member is independent from the

> OpenStreetMap

> Foundation, but contractually bound to be aligned with

> it's goals and

> objectives.  It has the right to officially represent the

> OpenStreetMap

> Foundation within the territory in which it is

> incorporated.

>

>

> The OpenStreetMap project is global in scope, but the

> OpenStreetMap Foundation cannot operate efficiently and

> effectively

> throughout all cultures and jurisdictions in the world.

> It is

> therefore necessary that local organisations be able to

> form and act on

> behalf of the OpenStreetMap Foundation to help establish

> and grow the

> project locally.  Federated Members will represent the

> interests of the

> OpenStreetMap project in a local area and will be able to

> officially

> represent the Foundation when talking to journalists,

> dealing with

> companies and governments, arranging mapping parties,

> conferences and

> so on. From the Foundation’s point of view, Federated

> Member

> organisations will help to spread the workload and will

> lead to the

> growth and development of OpenStreetMap in new

> territories.

>

> A Federated

> Member

> can be any incorporated organisation that has goals and

> aims that are

> compatible with those of the OpenStreetMap Foundation,

> namely to

> promote the creation and use of free geospatial

> information.  It can be

> created by any group of individuals who are users or have

> an interest

> in the success of OpenStreetMap. It can be either an

> existing

> organisation, that already performs similar and compatible

> activities,

> or it can be created specifically and exclusively for the

> purpose.

> Typically a Federated Member will have a similar

> organisational

> structure to the OpenStreetMap Foundation and it must be

> contractually

> bound to the Foundation by signing the agreement that

> follows.

>

>

>

> The Agreement

>

> This is an agreement between the OpenStreetMap Foundation

> (the Foundation) and ____ (the Federated Organisation).

>

> 1 Authorisation

> 1.1

> The Foundation grants the Federated Organisation the

> non-exclusive

> right to represent the Foundation in the designated

> territory

>

>

> 1.2 The Federated Organisation has the status of a

> federated member

> of the Foundation.  If in the opinion of the Foundation

> the Federated

> Organisation ceases to be viable, for example if it

> represents fewer

> than 20

> members, then at the discretion of the Foundation

> it's status

> as a Federated Organisation may be terminated.

>

>

> 2 Incorporation

> 2.1 The Federated Organisation must be, or be part of, a

> legally incorporated body within the designated territory.

>

> 2.2

> The incorporated body must be non-profit and must have a

> mission

> statement and aims that are compatible (in the opinion of

> the

> Foundation) with the aims of the OpenStreetMap project.

>

>

> 2.3 The Federated Organisation will appoint a single

> representative

> who will act as the primary contact point between the

> Federated

> Organisation and the Foundation.  This person will

> represent the

> Federated Organisation in all matters pertaining to the

> relationship

> between the Federated Organisation and the Foundation.

>

>

>

> 3 Membership

> 3.1 The Federated Organisation must run a membership scheme

> for the purposes of democratically representing its

> members.

>

> 3.2 The Federated Organisation may be required by the

> Foundation to provide local services to its members.

> Examples of services may include

> running a local website, administration of a mailing list,

> and organising local meetings.

>

>

>

> 3.3 The Federated Organisation members will automatically

> become

> members, with all the associated rights and obligations,

> including

> specifically voting rights, of any ordinary Foundation

> member.

>

> 3.4

> the Federated Organisation will permit the Foundation or

> its duly

> elected representative to inspect, on request, copies of

> the Federated

> Organisation's membership records, financial accounts

> and other records.

>

>

>

> 4 Termination

> This agreement is terminated by either party

> giving 90 days notice.  In the event of a material breach

> of this

> agreement by the Federated Organisation, this agreement may

> be

> terminated immediately by the

> Foundation.

>

>

> 4.1 Members of the Federated Organisation will not be required

> to become

> full members of the Foundation.

>

> 4.2 the Federated Organisation will cede control

> of all web presence that references OpenStreetMap including

> but not

> limited to domain names, forums, mailing lists to the

> Foundation.

>

>

> 4.3 If the aims

> change and are not compatible then this is grounds for

> termination.

>

> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 2:14 PM,

> Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>

> wrote:

>

>

> Apologies that I've missed the recent discussion on

> this ...

>

> What will be the financial relationship between the OSMF

> and local chapters?

>

>

> From:

> Cragg Nilson <cragg.nilson at gmail.com>

> To: local at osmfoundation.org;

> Ivan Sanchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>;

> John Smith <delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com>;

> mk at koppenhoefer.com;

> Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com>;

> John McKerrell <john at mckerrell.net>;

> Henk Hoff <henk.hoff at osmfoundation.org>

>

> Sent: Monday,

> September 14, 2009 1:10:50 AM

> Subject:

> Draft OpenStreetMap Local Chapter Agreement v0.2

>

>

>

>

>

> Hi

>

> Please

> find attached for review a draft agreement for Local

> Chapters [v0.2].

>

> This

> document is entirely based on the previous draft with one

> exception. The

> following clause was deleted:

>

>

> "3.4

> The Federated Organisation will pay the Foundation a fee of

> £10 per annum (or as amended from time-to-time) for each of

> their members, or as otherwise agreed with the Foundation.

> Identification and contact details of each member to be

> provided to the Foundation and payment to be made to the

> Foundation within 30 days of the joining date of the member

> to the Federated Organisation."

>

>

>

> /Cragg

>

> Draft v0.2-------------

> OpenStreetMap Federated Members

>

> Preamble

>

> A Federated Member

> organisation is an incorporated group of OpenStreetMap users

> and others with an interest in supporting the OpenStreetMap

> project.  A Federated Member is independent from the

> OpenStreetMap Foundation, but contractually bound to be

> aligned with it's goals and objectives.  It has the

> right to officially represent the OpenStreetMap Foundation

> within the territory in which it is incorporated.

>

>

>

> The OpenStreetMap project is global in scope, but the

> OpenStreetMap Foundation cannot operate efficiently and

> effectively throughout all cultures and jurisdictions in the

> world.  It is therefore necessary that local organisations

> be able to form and act on behalf of the OpenStreetMap

> Foundation to help establish and grow the project locally.

> Federated Members will represent the interests of the

> OpenStreetMap project in a local area and will be able to

> officially represent the Foundation when talking to

> journalists, dealing with companies and governments,

> arranging mapping parties, conferences and so on. From the

> Foundation’s point of view, Federated Member organisations

> will help to spread the workload and will lead to the growth

> and development of OpenStreetMap in new territories.

>

>

> A Federated

> Member can be any incorporated organisation that has goals

> and aims that are compatible with those of the OpenStreetMap

> Foundation, namely to promote the creation and use of free

> geospatial information.  It can be created by any group of

> individuals who are users or have an interest in the success

> of OpenStreetMap. It can be either an existing organisation,

> that already performs similar and compatible activities, or

> it can be created specifically and exclusively for the

> purpose.  Typically a Federated Member will have a similar

> organisational structure to the OpenStreetMap Foundation and

> it must be contractually bound to the Foundation by signing

> the agreement that follows.

>

>

>

>

> The Agreement

>

> This is an agreement between the OpenStreetMap Foundation

> (the Foundation) and ____ (the Federated Organisation).

>

> 1 Authorisation

> 1.1 The Foundation grants the Federated Organisation the

> non-exclusive right to represent the Foundation in the

> designated territory

>

>

>

> 1.2 The Federated Organisation has the status of a

> federated member of the Foundation.  If in the opinion of

> the Foundation the Federated Organisation ceases to be

> viable, for example if it represents fewer than 25 members,

> then at the discretion of the Foundation it's status as

> a Federated Organisation may be terminated.

>

>

>

> 2 Incorporation

> 2.1 The Federated Organisation must be, or be part of, a

> legally incorporated body within the designated territory.

>

> 2.2 The incorporated body must be non-profit and must have

> a mission statement and aims that are compatible (in the

> opinion of the Foundation) with the aims of the

> OpenStreetMap project.

>

>

>

> 2.3 The Federated Organisation will appoint a single

> representative who will act as the primary contact point

> between the Federated Organisation and the Foundation.

> This person will represent the Federated Organisation in all

> matters pertaining to the relationship between the Federated

> Organisation and the Foundation.

>

>

>

>

> 3 Membership

> 3.1 The Federated Organisation must run a membership scheme

> for the purposes of democratically representing its

> members.

>

> 3.2 The Federated Organisation may be required by the

> Foundation to provide local services to its members.

>

>

>

> 3.3 The Federated Organisation members will automatically

> become members, with all the associated rights and

> obligations, including specifically voting rights, of any

> ordinary Foundation member.

>

> 3.4 the Federated Organisation will permit the Foundation

> or its duly elected representative to inspect, on request,

> copies of the Federated Organisation's membership

> records, financial accounts and other records.

>

>

>

>

> 4 Termination

> This agreement is terminated by either party giving 90 days

> notice.  In the event of a material breach of this

> agreement by the Federated Organisation, this agreement may

> be terminated immediately.

>

>

>

> 4.1 All members of the Federated Organisation automatically

> become full members of the Foundation for the remaining

> duration of their term of membership.

>

> 4.2 the Federated Organisation will cede control of all web

> presence that references OpenStreetMap including but not

> limited to domain names, forums, mailing lists to the

> Foundation.

>

>

>

> 4.3 If the aims

> change and are not compatible then this is grounds for

> termination.

>

>

>

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