[Osmf-talk] OSMF Members Request for a General Meeting

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Tue Nov 11 13:41:43 UTC 2014


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You are completely correct. However this relies on the board a actually providing the means to do so. So assuming that people need to be physically present is simply hedging our bets,

Simon

On 10 November 2014 15:43:28 GMT-03:00, Dudley Ibbett <dudleyibbett at hotmail.com> wrote:
>Apologies if this is a bit off topic but It does concern me that we are
>reliant on the OSMF members who have the
>time and the money to attend a GM for it to actually take place.
>
>My understanding of UK law is very limited and I may well have got this
>
>wrong but the following article would suggest that there isn't a
>requirement for those attending a GM to be in the same place.
>
>(4) In determining attendance at a general meeting, it is immaterial
>whether any two or more members attending it are in the same place as
>each other.
> (5) Two or more persons who are not in the same place as
> each other attend a general meeting if their circumstances are such
>that if they have (or were to have) rights to speak and vote at that
>meeting, they are (or would be) able to exercise them.
>
>http://www.companylawclub.co.uk/topics/general_meetings.shtml
>
>Would it not be possible, at least in theory, to hold a GM online?
>
>Kind Regards
>
>Dudley
>
>
>> From: simon at poole.ch
>> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:06:53 -0300
>> To: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
>> Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] OSMF Members Request for a General Meeting
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>> I'm in a small dilemma right now. We have more support than
>necessary, however submitting the request now would start a window of 7
>weeks in which the meeting would have to take place. This leads to
>either rushing the vote or to a conflict with the holiday season which
>is relevant in this case since 15 members will have to be present to
>reach the required quota.
>>
>> For this reason I would suggest that I submit the request in 2 to 3
>weeks if there is no other voices. The downside of this is loosing
>momentum and making it difficult to plan for the board.
>>
>> Comments?
>>
>> Simon
>>
>> On 4 November 2014 05:39:12 GMT-03:00, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch>
>wrote:
>> >Given that there has been no big bloopers pointed out, please feel
>free
>> >to support the motion now.
>> >
>> >Simon
>> >
>> >Am 02.11.2014 12:21, schrieb Simon Poole:
>> >>
>> >> Given that the board has not responded to the calls for a reboot
>and
>> >the
>> >> introduction of term limits, I have drafted a request for a
>general
>> >> meeting to introduce term limits here:
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSMF_Members_Request_for_General_Meeting
>> >>
>> >> I have not added a call for a complete reboot to the request,
>since
>> >that
>> >> will only complicate matters further and, if accepted, the
>> >resolutions
>> >> as they stand will provide for enough new faces on the board in my
>> >opinion.
>> >>
>> >> It is my expectation that we will finalize the text within 48
>hours
>> >and
>> >> then solicit supporters with the goal of presenting the request to
>> >the
>> >> board by Sunday November the 9th.
>> >>
>> >> If the moderators of this list consider the topic inappropriate I
>> >would
>> >> suggest moving the discussion of specifics to the "General Chat"
>on
>> >the
>> >> OSM forum.
>> >>
>> >> Simon
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
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