[Osmf-talk] How to vote to match your view

Henk Hoff toffehoff at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 11:40:36 UTC 2014

We can go into a yes-i-do, no-you-don't debate, but that doesn't bring us
any further.

I did a proposal during the last board to come with a more balanced proposal
with proper consultation with the whole membership and proper consultation
with legal counsel.

Simon (when he still was on the board) started a discussion on this
mailinglist on what changes we need in the AoA:
In that whole discussion the idea of term limits were never mentioned.
Hence, there was no proposal from the board. Also, Simons proposal never was
introduced to the board when he was still on the board. So, it's not that
there has been a debate for many years about term limits.

The current proposal has been written during a time of a heated debate. That
is never a good moment to draft well balanced changes.

You may expect from the board to come with well thought proposals. Those
things takes time. The Board could simply not come up with an alternative
resolution in just a couple of weeks. 

Like I said, there are many ways how to introduce term limits. I all depends
on what problem you want to solve.


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Ilya Zverev [mailto:ilya at zverev.info] 
Verzonden: maandag 1 december 2014 12:06
Aan: Henk Hoff
CC: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
Onderwerp: Re: [Osmf-talk] How to vote to match your view

You are opposing term limits. It's not "this proposal vs. better one", it's
term limits or status quo. You (and the rest of the Board) had a week to
discuss and fix Simon's resolutions, and three weeks to come with an
alternative proposal (and it's the Board who set the deadline).

This behaviour, "do perfectly or do nothing", is what have been hindering
OSM development for past years, and I hope the new Board would actively
oppose that. We are not a multimillion industry that would lose stocks
because of non-perfect actions.

Passing these resolutions is exactly the way to attract more good people to
do things. It's not like Board members who step down suddenly would lose all
will to help OSM because of that.


> Where does it say that I'm opposing term limits? 

> I'm opposing term limits as stipulated in the current resolutions. 
> There are many other ways in how you could introduce term limits. 
> The resolutions are unbalanced proposals. We need to have a situation 
> where we can attract good people to do things. Not to shut people out.

> Henk

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Paul Norman [mailto:penorman at mac.com]

> Term limits have been supported by Richard Weait, Frederik, Martin, 
> Marek, Kathleen, Steve Coast, Mikel, Johan, Randy, Ethan, and myself.

> Term limits have been opposed by Oliver, Peter, and Henk.

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