[Osmf-talk] OSMF membership applications rejected
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
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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