[Osmf-talk] This year's AGM and elections

Mike Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Tue Jul 7 19:12:59 UTC 2009

Thanks Frederick.  We are having a face-to-face meeting on Thursday before SOTM.  I am bringing your questions to that.


At 08:34 PM 7/07/2009, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>    a few issues I'd like to bring to the attention of the OSMF board:
>I. Date for AGM
>Is there already a date for this year's OSMF AGM? If not, I'd appreciate 
>if one could be set soon for the benefit of those who might want to 
>travel to London from further afield. Assuming it is going to be in 
>London at all.
>In the same spirit, could the OSMF board consider holding the AGM at the 
>SOTM conference from 2010 on? I feel this would bolster member 
>participation as it would not require extra travel. If this is a 
>decision that the OSMF board feels should be taken by the membership at 
>an AGM, then please put that item on the agenda for this year and let 
>the members decide in August.
>III. OSMF reorg
>Another item I wish to see on the agenda is the whole OSMF articles of 
>association redesign topic; I believe the members should have a say on 
>who is on the relevant working group and that working group should 
>receive some sort of concrete missive (rather than "please improve 
>things somehow") from the membership so that they know what they need to 
>work on. This, however, would require members to first make up their 
>minds about what is perceived to be amiss currently. Can someone (Peter 
>Miller perhaps as the person who raised the issue months ago) give us 
>some keywords on what problems need addressing?
>IV. Elections
>I believe that some (or even all) positions on the OSMF board are up for 
>election this year. I would like to start the process of finding 
>suitable candidates soon, so I would like to know how many people we 
>need and how many of the existing board members will seek re-election.
>(It doesn't have to be before SOTM of course but I believe there is a 
>board meeting in conjunction with SOTM, that's why I am writing this now 
>rather than next week!)
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