[Osmf-talk] [OSM-talk] Status of the Local Chapter working group

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Wed Aug 12 08:58:40 UTC 2009


Lets use the mailing lists and the wiki. Thats much more inclusive for a
diverse group like this. Especially for this issue where there are people
from many countries in different time zones involved and where many will
not speak English well enough to feel comfortable voicing their opinions
in a phone call. And as a bonus everything is already documented for
eveybody else and we don't need to wait for meeting minutes etc.


On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 08:30:06AM +0200, Nick Black wrote:
> Cc: Michael Kugelmann <MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de>, osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org,
> 	OSM talk <talk at openstreetmap.org>
> From: Nick Black <nick at blacksworld.net>
> To: Jochen Topf <jochen at remote.org>
> Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] [OSM-talk] Status of the Local Chapter working group
> Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 08:30:06 +0200
> Hi Jochen,
> Thanks for updating the page.  We should try and pick things up again  
> regarding Local Chapters, especially after the progress we made at SOTM.
> How about we set up a call for late next week or early the week after  
> with all of the interested parties?  I'm out of the office today, but if 
> this sounds good I'll get it set up tomorrow.
> (BTW - Agree wrt using OSM-Talk, but I don't have access to my osm-talk 
> email account when I'm offline).
> --
> Nick
> On 9 Aug 2009, at 19:45, Jochen Topf wrote:
>> Hi!
>> On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 05:29:23PM +0200, Michael Kugelmann wrote:
>>> looking at the foundation web site and the wiki, there is very few
>>> information on the local chapter working group - only a draft of the
>>> federation agreement is linked withought an information on the  
>>> version
>>> or date it was created! Additionally there are no meeting minutes
>>> available at all. (or at least I didn't find iformation and minutes).
>>> On the Saturday eving at the SOTM09 there was a meeting relatetd to  
>>> to
>>> local chapters.
>>> So please could:
>>> A) somebody from the working group give the current status (and maybe
>>> add a version information to the draft!)
>>> B) somebody joining the SOTM meeting provide information what was
>>> discussed and potential results
>>> C) somebody from the working group providing information on next  
>>> steps...
>> I am not a member of the working group, but to get the ball rolling  
>> again
>> I have brought the wiki page at
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters up to  
>> date
>> and added all the stuff that I remember from our meeting at SOTM.
>> I have tried to bring in all the issues that were raised in a form  
>> that
>> they can be discussed easily. I think the creation of a legal document
>> as the formal agreement between OSMF and a local chapter is only the  
>> second
>> step. The first is that we as a community have to agree roughly on how
>> the relationship between OSMF and the local chapters should be shaped 
>> and
>> how they fit into the larger context of the OSM community and the  
>> other
>> work of OSMF.
>> Because this is probably an issue of interest to more than current OSM
>> members, I would encourage you to discuss things on the talk list and 
>> on
>> the wiki.
>> Jochen
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