[Osmf-talk] Corporate OSMF Members

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Oct 25 21:03:43 UTC 2012


Hi,

    in the coming years, the OSMF will re-work their articles of 
association which are currently very old fashioned and geared more 
towards a British manufacturing firm than towards an international mass 
membership nonprofit (FSVO "mass").

This is going to be a long-ish process in which all of you will have a 
chance to participate. (If this sounds like the process was laid out 
already - rest assured not even that is the case. I just know it is 
going to be long, and it would be stupid not to allow everyone to 
participiate.)

But there's one thing that I would like to get a quick straw poll on, 
from as many OSMers as possible: Would you like or dislike the OSMF to 
accept corporate members?

Corporate membership is a complex topic; there are myriad models of how 
it could be handled and this is certainly a discussion we are going to 
have in the future.

But for now, without further ado, would you be willing to record your 
opinion in this little poll I've made?

http://polls.cc/cyzooQ/

The question is: "Should companies be accepted as members of the 
OpenStreetMap Foundation?" and the four options are

* No, only real people should be members.
* Yes, just like real people.
* Yes, as "supporting members" without voting rights.
* The poll needs to be more fine-grained than this.

Bye
Frederik

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