[Local-chapters] Draft OpenStreetMap Local Chapter Agreement v0.3 [updated]
Iván Sánchez Ortega
ivan at sanchezortega.es
Wed Sep 16 18:06:56 BST 2009
El Miércoles, 16 de Septiembre de 2009, John Smith escribió:
> --- On Wed, 16/9/09, Cragg Nilson <cragg.nilson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> I think this is undue burden, just because people are capable of
> forming a local organisation to support OSM doesn't mean they are
> capable or willing to run their own infrastructure.
It says " *MAY* be required".
And by "organising local meetings", I think the OSMF really means "set up
mapping parties, get some work done, and get drunk afterwards!".
> > 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.
> I still think this will be in conflict with privacy laws of various
On the other hand, some jurisdictions (mine) require these records to be
This doesn't mean that chapter members shouldn't be aware of this point when
applying for chapter 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.
> Without any clauses for ajudication I think this is just too broad and
> wouldn't sign it.
It is indeed a broad definition. IMHO it should be customised for every
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