[Local-chapters] Statement of purpose for local chapters

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 10:15:23 BST 2009

I borrowed and extended the Australian Wikimedia chapter's statement
of purpose, I thought others might find it useful as well.

Statement of Purpose
OpenStreetMap Australia Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit
organisation, whose primary aim is to promote equal access and the
opportunity to participate in the collaborative creation of Free
Geospatial Data, especially data relating directly within the borders
of Australia.

The purpose of the organisation is to:

   1. organise and participate in educational and social events that
promote the development of Free Geospatial Data and related tools to
add, edit and manipulate geospatial data.
   2. increase public awareness of the OpenStreetMap Foundation.
   3. facilitate participation in the projects hosted by the
OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSM-F)
   4. develop resources to assist Australians in the creation and
maintenance of Free Geospatial Data

Free Geospatial Data is geospatial data which can be freely studied,
applied, copied and/or modified, by anyone, for any purpose. See
freedomdefined.org/Definition for a more detailed definition.

OpenStreetMap Foundation is a non-profit organisation incorporated in
the UK. It is the service provider of the openstreetmap projects
listed in full on the official OpenStreetMap Foundation site, the most
prominent being OpenStreetMap.org.

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