[Osmf-talk] AGM 2013: Proxy Voting Instructions

Simon Poole simon at osmfoundation.org
Mon Aug 26 15:11:49 UTC 2013


Yes, it is intentional that companies can become members (btw this is
not excluded in the current AoAs either) and was discussed this spring
in preparation of the revision of the AoAs. The net result of the public
discussion and previous polls is that the disputed issue is if or not
corporate members get a vote or not, not corporate membership per se.
For an overview of the changes see


Am 26.08.2013 15:26, schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer:
> 2013/8/22 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org <mailto:frederik at remote.org>>
>     Hi,
>        proxy voting (i.e. voting by email) for this year's AGM will
>     open on Monday. Detailed instructions are here:
>     http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/AGM13/Proxy_Voting
>     You have the opportunity to vote for candidates for the board
>     (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/AGM13/Election_to_Board)
>     as well as cast your vote for or against the new Articles of
>     Association
>     (http://blog.openstreetmap.org/2013/08/15/2013-articles-of-association-update/).
>     Bye
>     Frederik
> Reading the new AA (
> http://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Articles_of_Association/New ) there
> are many occurences of "person" not further specifying whether this is
> restricted to natural persons or extends to corporate personhood /
> juristic persons, i.e. certain types of companies. (Maybe I have
> overlooked this, or companies are never persons under UK law, or it is
> intentional that companies can become members?). Looking at 17. it
> seems as if companies are included:
> (1) they die or cease to exist;
> (as natural persons never cease to exist without dying).
> Could you please clarify on this?
> thank you,
> Martin
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