[Osmf-talk] OSMF board elections

Stuart West stuwest at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 30 15:37:45 UTC 2011


A few years ago we had a lot of similar questions at Wikimedia and ended up putting together a Board Manual:

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_board_manual

The details are all quite different, but the format might be a useful starting point.

-s



On Aug 30, 2011, at 6:58 AM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:

> I've been wondering the same thing, but mostly I'd like to know the
> actual time commitment from current and previous board members. 2
> hours a week? 20 a week?
> -Josh
> 
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 8:52 AM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> Unless I am blind or stupid or both - both of which are perfectly possible
>> and actually quite likely - there doesn't seem to be a description anywhere
>> of what an OSMF board member is actually expected to _do_.
>> 
>> I'm thinking really basic stuff like:
>> - the meetings you will be expected to attend
>> - their frequency
>> - where/how they take place
>> - whether you may be asked to take on additional roles (e.g. chairman,
>> secretary, WG chair, Management Committee)
>> 
>> though if you were being clever you could also add stuff like:
>> - any expenses expected to be incurred by the board member (e.g. expected
>> attendance at face-to-face meetings), and OSMF's policy on paying these
>> expenses
>> - the board member's liability if OSMF gets sued
>> 
>> Could someone from OSMF either direct me to the place I should be looking,
>> or failing that, post this information here and/or on the OSMF blog?
>> 
>> cheers
>> Richard
>> 
>> 
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