[Osmf-talk] OSMF Core Values

Jonathan Bennett openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk
Mon Aug 1 09:21:53 UTC 2011

On 01/08/2011 09:15, Henk Hoff wrote:
> Are we still happy with that, or are there other goals within our 
> Foundation that needs to be locked as well? We would like to hear your 
> opinion.
> Just so you know: we're also looking into an Asset Lock for the 
> OpenStreetMap database. That means: in case we cease to exist, the 
> database needs to go to an organization with similar goals as our 
> organization.
Assuming that the Foundation is to remain a UK organisation, we could 
look at becoming a Community Interest Company 
(http://www.bis.gov.uk/cicregulator/) which includes an asset lock and a 
degree of outside regulation, but not as much as full charitable status.

Becoming a CIC doesn't answer the question of what our values are, but 
it should help preserve them once we've decided.


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