[Osmf-talk] Reinvigorating working groups. Join in!

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Tue Dec 9 10:53:14 UTC 2014

Milo & Gregory

Frederik is I believe undertaking a re-newed effort at getting at least
a minimal budgeting process in place in his new role as treasurer. I'm
sure he would welcome any input.

In the two years I was involved, the major issue was simply, regardless
of the concrete process, actually getting requests from the working
groups in the first place. Essentially it worked more or less once, and
that was a fight, lets hope it works better this time around.


Am 09.12.2014 10:19, schrieb Milo van der Linden:
> Hello Gregory,
> I totally agree with you and am/was interested. I am also a bit sad that
> past efforts haven't been able to get this up and running already. It
> isn't at all that hard to define. It just requires a lot of work and the
> person(s) taking this on need to be able to set aside his/her/their
> personal goals to make the OSMF reach the bigger goal, getting a solid
> mechanism for sponsoring up and running that is trusted by the community
> and by (potential) sponsors.
> In 2011 I intended to volunteer as an intermediate to other working
> groups to periodically ask them for their budgetting needs and merge
> this into a OSMF budgetting plan in order to contact potential sponsors.
> All in full transparency. But I never got that far.
> As entrepeneur I have a large network of geospatial companies, direct
> lines with OSGeo and a global network of people outside OSM and the OSMF
> and I was thinking this might be of use.
> The reason I stopped with SWG:
> In january 2011 I volunteered to set up budgeting guidelines:
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/strategic/2011-January/000194.html
> These guidelines where then discussed, as I tried to shape them into
> consensus with the working group. Then others decided they could do
> better:
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/strategic/2011-February/000253.html
> which really pissed me of as I ahd put in a lot of effort. So I
> responded with
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/strategic/2011-February/000257.html
> and
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/strategic/2011-February/000258.html
> and left SWG.
> I would like to help ignite this spark again.
> Kind regards,
> Milo van der Linden
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