[Osmf-talk] Modus operandi of the board

Sarah Hoffmann lonvia at denofr.de
Tue Oct 21 11:36:10 UTC 2014

Hi Simon,

On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:42:44AM +0200, Simon Poole wrote:
> First things first: the board has in the time I've been involved
> operated legally, if not squeaky clean. There were historic practices
> that were at odds with our by-laws, however they were rectified with the
> adoption of the current articles at last years GM.

I do apologize for my wording, it was uncalled for. Indeed nobody has
implied that the board is operating illegaly. What I meant to say is that
as a board member who is accountable for the actions of the foundation
I would feel rather unconfortable with the transparancy situation within the
board. However, I believe you have addressed that in your answer below.
Thanks for that.


> As to internal and external transparency: we've made some progress, as
> Frederik mentions after all excuses had been removed by the AoA change
> last year we do now have access to the list of members. On the other
> hand trivialities are still missing, for example prompt publication of
> our financial results as soon as they have been finalised. I don't know
> how many readers realize, but our accounts are a matter of public record
> and were duly filed, as always, in May of this year (for 2012-2013),
> they are simply just not available on our website.
> In the grand scheme of things naturally the OSMF has an extremely small
> budget, and I can sympathize a bit with the position of not making a big
> fuss about reporting and so on. On the other hand if we want to spend
> and manage more funds, which given growth is going to happen sooner or
> later, we need to show that we are actually capable of doing so in a
> transparent and trustworthy manner.
> Simon

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