[Osmf-talk] OPENSTREETMAP FOUNDATION - NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
doctau at mac.com
Thu Jul 30 10:22:30 UTC 2009
On 30/07/2009, at 12:46 AM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> I'd rather view this as a moral thing than a legal issue.
I agree with this. Provided people standing for election disclose any
relevant affiliations, which includes things other than their
employer, such as that they are a member of some geographic society or
what have you, I don't see a problem with simply letting the
What specifically would we be trying to achieve by limiting the board
members? If it's to stop a company turning evil and stealing all our
data, we need to require that re-licensing of the data needs a vote of
the membership (and obviously the same to change that rule).
If the board turns evil (one company or otherwise), the membership
should be able to do something about it. I don't know how it works in
the UK, but in Australia if you can get the requisite fraction of the
membership to agree, you can force an Extraordinary General Meeting
where the members can overrule the board decisions and remove them
from office. If you can't get the requisite fraction of the membership
to do that, then either the board isn't being evil, or they have
stacked the membership - at which point, you have bigger problems.
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