[Osmf-talk] Help wanted: Running the election

Severin Menard severin.menard at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 09:00:36 UTC 2014

Hi Michael,

I will be at SOTM, I can help for the logistics of the election as
proposed, no problem.


Le 2 nov. 2014 10:06, "Michael Collinson" <mike at ayeltd.biz> a écrit :

> I earlier made a posting in which I made a personal goal of increasing the
> number of folks helping the OSMF in some way from roughly 25 to 75 by the
> end of 2015.  This is my start.  I have no "official" sanction to do this,
> this is my own Just Do It project. But, OSMF elections are coming up very
> quickly.  The board is focused on organisation.  They have also made a
> commitment to run this as STV, Single Transferable Vote, which is very
> exciting ... but a first. So I think they need help.  I have spoken to
> Dermot McNally, the tasked board member, and he is happy. He is also a
> genuinelly nice guy.
> Please email Dermot or myself if you can help with any of the following.
> I personally really, really want to hear from you if you have done nothing
> active for the OSMF before. There is no long term commitment.  No special
> skills required. Just enthusiasm.
> (1) Are you going to SOTM?  An extra pair of hands helping with the
> logistics of the election will be greatly appreciated.
> (2) A second election observer. Join Richard Weait, a true gentleman, (and
> not just because he is from Canada). You can do all this from home.  You
> will be CC'd on all email regarding election running and can ask questions
> or comment if you want.  You will also be asked to verify the final count.
> (3)  You can do all this from home.  All this STV stuff is new for us and
> requires configuring and managing two sets of software.  If you would like
> to get involved with Dermot, let him know. It will great to have some one
> to share the knowledge, (and probably a few teething problems!).  System
> admin skills may be a nice extra but not necessary I think.
> If you help us and like it, I think there is a great opportunity for
> setting up a small informal team across different OSM-related bodies to run
> elections.  I have helped HOT and OpenStreetMap US as an observer and, at
> the moment, are they more organised than we are.
> Mike
> PS Coming Soon.  There will be more info on or under
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSMF/DoItTeam  ... probably late
> Sunday Europe time. But right now, well, I am going out mapping.
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