[Local-chapters] OpenStreetMap Philippines is planning to incorporate within this year

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 16:13:41 BST 2010

Hello all,

I should've e-mailed this sooner but OpenStreetMap Philippines Inc.
has already been incorporated and recognized by the Philippine
Securities and Exchange Commission last May 28, 2010. We've put up a
page on the OSM Wiki describing the organization:

I understand that the OSM U.S. Chapter has also incorporated in April
as well. What this all means is that we really need to restart the
discussions again about what the OSMF and the existing organizations
and potential future chapters want the local chapters relationship to
look like.

Lots of people (like us in the Philippines and USA) are already going
ahead and forming local OSM orgs even without the OSMF's blessing due
to the slow pace of discussions.


On 2/27/10, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> The Philippine OpenStreetMap community is planning to incorporate a
> non-profit organization within this year (independent and not as part of
> any
> existing organization). We already have selected the incorporators and are
> now preparing the papers. We're not sure yet if we will pursue having a
> local chapter agreement with OSMF. It all depends on how things work out at
> the Local Chapters WG.
> Speaking for myself, I'm glad that the old draft federated organization
> agreement was thrown out since it has some problematic issues. Regarding
> the
> new direction, the points mentioned in the Feb 12 minutes look good so far
> and are more in line with how I personally see local chapers would be
> related to OSMF. Basically, I quite like how the Wikimedia Foundation works
> with their Wikimedia chapters. (I know that OSMF is a member org and WMF is
> not, but putting aside the issue of local chapter members being members or
> not of OSMF, the fact that OSMF is a member organization should be
> irrelevant to the relationship between OSMF and the local chapters.)
> Regards,
> Eugene (osm:seav)


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