[Osmf-talk] Balancing the presence of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT US Inc) in the OpenStreetMap Foundation

Matt Sidor seadour at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 00:03:34 UTC 2015


On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 3:37 PM Michael Reichert <nakaner at gmx.net> wrote:

Reading your mail I have got the impression that HOT US Inc. is a
> business nowadays. Is that right? If it were so, that would mean that a
> HOT majority is as bad as if four board members would be employed at one
> and the same company.
>
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I think it's actually a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, if that makes any
difference.

More info here:

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/U.S._Articles_of_Incorporation

To me, this seems a lot different from, say, four board members employed by
Mapbox. Am I wrong to think this way?

/matt sidor
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