[Local-chapters] Statement of purpose for local chapters

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 08:36:19 BST 2009

Thanks John,
This sounds a bit better worded than before. And looks like something
that i'd recommend for Canada to start thinking about next year.

I'll post on the Canada wiki a spot for a list of all those interested
in taking part in the creation.

Btw, im also following along on the talk-us list, as there seems to be
a more active interest.

Also, for example, with the latest 'data import' from France & the EU,
having a local chapter would make it a bit easier, so its not just 1
person making the decisions of what tags to use.

Where as, for the Canada CanVec data import (im working on), if it was
an 'OSM Canada Foundation' decision to designate myself as the primary
decision maker, then it would be a bit more democratic that way.

Fortunataly, the process im going through is a 'data conversion' where
i make the .osm files available, rather than 'blanket importing
myself' i think its a good work-around, and should be adopted for
other imports.

OTOH, So having me 'designated' might be able to permit me to
'blanket-import', ONLY if the local foundation voted for it.


On 9/20/09, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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