[Osmf-talk] Chairman

Gervase Markham gerv at gerv.net
Tue Aug 4 07:20:00 UTC 2009

On 03/08/09 17:36, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> I believe strongly that everything else should still come from the
> community, not from OSMF and its board. OSMF shouldn't be setting
> mapping priorities, or saying what should appear on openstreetmap.org,
> for example. Rather, OSMF should work to help the community take these
> decisions for itself.

True, but (and maybe you agree) there is sometimes a need for a 
deadlock-breaker. The "reluctant governance" model, if you like. Try 
very hard to help people come to consensus but if they can't, and a 
decision needs to be taken, then it's the people you elected who get to 
break the deadlock and pick one path or the other.


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