[Osmf-talk] Please Vote at the General Meeting this Weekend

Johan & Marguerite textline at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 14:14:34 UTC 2014

2014-12-03 11:38 GMT+01:00 Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch>:

> Dear OSMF members
> You have likely already seen the announcement for the upcoming general
> meeting
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-announce/attachments/20141122/c920b601/attachment-0001.pdf
> on the 7th of December. I would ask you to make the small effort and
> either participate directly in the meeting on Sunday or, better, vote
> via proxy
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-announce/2014-December/000015.html
> now.
> As I pointed out in the original proposal for this general meeting,
> actually achieving the 75% votes to carry the special resolutions is a
> very high hurdle and unlikely to be achieved without support by the
> board. But even if we do not pass the 75% mark, a high as possible
> support for the term limits will send a clear signal to the board that
> we want the issues to be addressed.
> It has been suggested that the main problem with the proposed term
> limits is that they actually affect some of the board members ability to
> continue to stand for re-election. Without us sending that clear signal
> to the board, it is very likely that the board will implement placebo
> limits that only serve to pacify their electorate and have no real effect.
Dear Simon, in your position as chairman of OSMF you have been preparing
the AoA changes for the GM in Birmingham 2013 and Buenos Aires 2014. That
means you have had two years in a (as I see it) relaxed atmosphere to
implement term limits. In September 2013 this was the list of issues in the
AoA: http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Issues_with_the_current_Articles. No
sign of term limits there.

What is exactly your motivation behind passing these three resolutions now?

Cheers, Johan

> Please make the small effort to participate in this vote and make your
> voice heard!
> Simon
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