[Osmf-talk] Proceedings from Face-to-Face Board Meeting

Tim Waters chippy2005 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 16:00:34 UTC 2012

firstly, amazing thorough job you all did in the board, well done!

Could someone clarify, or explain further what "The OpenStreetMap
Foundation is there to protect the OSM database from hijacking" means
in a bit more detail please? Is it a firm statement that the OSMF will
be firm when dealing with the wishes of certain commercial entities?

Also, and whilst I agree with all the objectives, regarding the spirit
of the mission - I (and perhaps this is what Andy was also asking) was
expecting something to either say "for users of the map and to
increase the use of OSM" or "for mappers and to increase the number of
mappers" - which are different aims, but I was expecting one or the
other. Perhaps by not having either you made the best choice?



On 11 November 2012 23:30, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>    as you might know, the OSMF board has met in Berlin a week ago. The
> meeting was relatively low-key and we didn't make any grand plans, but we
> did some valuable groundwork and agreed to a series of basic things that
> will make our future work easier.
> The output of the weekend is now on the Wiki for you to read:
> * meeting minutes (draft):
> http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_Minutes_2012-11-03
> * an OSMF mission statement that we agreed on:
> http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Mission_Statement
> * a set of "rules of order" for the board:
> http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board_Rules_of_Order
> One thing that came up several times during the meeting is that we want to
> grow the OSMF membership base in order to represent the project even more
> strongly; we'd really like people who are serious about OSM (in whatever
> way!) to become OSMF members. Personally, until now I have told people that
> they don't need to join OSMF unless they're interested in the "nitty gritty"
> stuff behind the scenes; from now on, I will encourage people to join the
> We'll work out ways to get this message across to OSMers at large, but it
> would be great if you, already being OSMF members, also helped the
> Foundation grow by encouraging people to join!
> Bye
> Frederik
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