[Osmf-talk] OSMF membership applications rejected

Henk Hoff henk.hoff at osmfoundation.org
Sat Aug 25 22:28:55 UTC 2012

2012/8/25 Kai Krueger <kakrueger at gmail.com>

>  Therefore imho if the only objection to Mike is that he hasn't agreed to
> the license change process or that he has "non-mainstream" views, then that
> is not a reason to exclude him from OSMF membership nor from running for
> the board. If there is a case to exclude him, it has to be based on him
> being offensive, intolerant and or actively and deliberately campaigning to
> harm the project.
> In the case of Edwin, given that he has been an active mapper of quality
> data, I would probably grant him OSMF membership and thus allow him to
> vote, but deny him the right to run for the OSMF board. Board members, as
> representatives of osm, have to be held to high standards of conduct. Edwin
> clearly does not meet the standard of respectful and tolerant communication
> as he has shown over a long period on the forums, as well as in his
> manifesto.

It's the "not meeting the standard of respectful and tolerant
communication" that triggered the decision to not grant them membership.
Adding to that having somebody else paying for their membership.

> Is there a legal framework to allow OSMF membership, but deny candidacy
> for board elections?

No, there is not. And there should not be any (in my opinion).

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