[Osmf-talk] Another consideration about the current voting

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Thu Dec 4 21:42:44 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I really don't think this will be a problem.

I was an associate member and wanted to vote in this. I emailed
membership at osmfoundation.org on Tuesday afternoon, got a link to a
google docs to during the night, and this evening got an email that I've
been confirmed as a normal member.


On 04/12/14 17:58, Frank Steggink wrote:
> Dear list,
> I had another thought about the current voting, about why I think this
> has been organized too hasty.
> The current voting is a very indirect cause of Frederik's manifesto
> expressing his unhappiness. That was particularly geared towards the
> membership secretary. The current proposal, when SR1 and the OR are
> accepted, has as a consequence that the membership secretary has to
> resign and cannot be reelected, effectively booting him from the board,
> as well as another board member.
> In order to vote now, one needs to become a normal member. One has to
> reregister him-/herself as a member, in order to be eligible to vote.
> Guess who is handling these applications? Our membership secretary! He
> has the "power" to speed up certain applications, especially if he can
> safely assume the applicant will vote against SR1 and the OR. He also
> has the "power" to block other applications. It's December right now,
> and it's pretty cold in the Netherlands, so it's easy to "catch the flu"
> (or being hit by flying candy ;) ).
> So, if you're an associate member right now (or not a member at all),
> and you wish to vote, please express at membership at osmfoundation.org
> that you are likely to vote against the resolutions.
> I'm surprised that the persons who brought up this voting have not
> thought yet about this situation.
> Of course there is a solution, namely that the membership secretary
> offers up-to-date membership lists as of Dec 1st 17:00 UTC, and Dec 7th
> 11:00 UTC as soon as possible, as well as proof that applications for
> normal membership have been processed in order.
> Regards,
> Frank
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