[Osmf-talk] The 'Paying People' question

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 14:53:18 UTC 2015


Hi Harry,

Your email made me realise my answer to the original question was too
brief. I have expanded on the wiki.

Cheers, Joseph




On 28 November 2015 at 14:23, Harry Wood <mail at harrywood.co.uk> wrote:

> Kate added the 'Paying People' question here:
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Foundation/AGM15/Election_to_Board#Paying_People
>
> It seems most of our candidates are in favour, some of them strongly in
> favour, of employing people. Just one, Peda, is strongly against. I'm quite
> surprised the responses aren't more balanced on this issue.
>
> A lot of people instinctively look at this aspect of the OSMF, and surmise
> that we are dithering. failing to act decisively. failing to grow. The
> number of employees as a success metric, is not one we are scoring highly
> on! Is that the way the candidates are thinking?
>
> What about the flipside of this? The benefits of keeping the OSMF
> not-for-profit company as a lean organisation. The risks of starting to
> move much more money around to pay people's salaries.
>
> Not that I am opposed to it completely, but personally I'd be pleased to
> see candidates taking a very cautious stance on this, or at least giving
> consideration to the risks.
>
> Harry
>
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