[Osmf-talk] Travel expenses for OSMF officials (to SOTM, mainly)

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Mon May 14 13:09:15 UTC 2012

Thank you, Henk.

Do we have a mechanism whereby the membership can (after debate) vote on
resolutions, such as to agree that Board members' basic expenses are
covered in travelling to these meetings?

I don't want everyone to get bogged down with endless resolutions, but as
you suggested it should be the community (membership?) that decides we will
need a way to do so that is more efficient than a long email thread of "+1"
and "I object" messages.


On 14 May 2012 12:56, Henk Hoff <henk.hoff at osmfoundation.org> wrote:

> In case some people would get another impression:
> There has been 1 face-to-face meeting last november since this board
> took office in september. During this face-2-face the meeting lasted 2
> full days.
> All other board meetings where held via phone and discussions outside
> meetings have been handled via e-mail.
> Asking the question whether Board should meet face-to-face around
> SotM, or that it could be handled remotely is asking the question
> whether board should meet face-2-face at all (even only once a year).
> Combining a face-to-face board meeting with the leading OSM event of
> the year, saves time, money and the environment, since board members
> only have to travel once.
> Henk,
> Secretary
> 2012/5/14 Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net>:
> > It's jolly nice, of course, to fly around the world to meet people
> > face-to-face. But it's financially and environmentally costly. So is it
> > possible for Board members to participate in any important Board
> meetings at
> > SOTM remotely?
> >
> > I would like this option to be explored before we agree for OSMF funds
> to be
> > used to subsidise board member trips.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tom
> >
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