[Osmf-talk] Draft New Corporate Membership Tiers

Emilie Laffray emilie.laffray at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 03:29:59 UTC 2016


Hello Kate,

I agree that there is definite interest in having one legal voice for the
foundation. I have been contacted roughly two weeks ago on that particular
topic (a French company) and I think this would be quite useful for many
companies that we have such a point of contact.


On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 12:12 PM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:

> Hi Steve,
>
> The intent was not to be a slight on the LWG. I was viewing it more as
> "multiple companies have expressed interest in this, why not make some
> money for the foundation in the process?"
>
> I have been talking to various companies using OSM, but if anyone has
> additional contacts they think I should contact please let me know. It
> would be also useful if people reading this mailing list work for or own
> those companies to let us know what you think.
>
> Best,
>
> -Kate
>
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 8:39 AM, Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>
>> +1
>>
>>
>>
>> Simon & others have been doing a great job on this.
>>
>>
>>
>> It’s not clear to me that OSMF needs to offer a lawyer as a service to
>> corporate members. Certainly there is one company which appears to want
>> this and has pushed for things like this a lot, but all the others that I
>> have talked to don’t have this need.
>>
>>
>>
>> The OSM way is to try to do things bottom up, driven by what the
>> community wants to see. Or in this case perhaps what the corporate members
>> might want to see as services that would be useful. I hope we are talking
>> to not just one, but the many others on what they would love to see.
>>
>>
>>
>> Best
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>>
>> *From: *Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch>
>> *Sent: *Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:29 AM
>> *To: *osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
>> *Subject: *Re: [Osmf-talk] Draft New Corporate Membership Tiers
>>
>>
>>
>> Just to be clear, we answered over 200 inquiries to
>>
>> legal-questions at osmfoundation.org in 2015 with a typical same day
>>
>> response , the rare complicated questions which needed discussion or
>>
>> similar naturally take longer, but that wouldn't change in any future
>>
>> model. I'm fairly sure any paid service is going to be a LOT worse.
>>
>>
>>
>> Simon
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Am 28.04.2016 um 15:30 schrieb Tim Waters:
>>
>> > Hello,
>>
>> >
>>
>> > In the Silver tier, members get a ticket to a business workshop, and
>>
>> > in higher tiers they get tickets to a conference.
>>
>> >
>>
>> > Would the workshop be within the business conference, or is it meant
>>
>> > to be the same thing?
>>
>> >
>>
>> > Is the business conference envisaged as being the business day at a
>>
>> > SOTM, and as such also available for members of the public, or would
>>
>> > it be private?
>>
>> >
>>
>> > Regarding the Legal Counsel - if corporate members pay for this
>>
>> > service, would there be an expectation on the foundation to provide
>>
>> > this as a perk or a paid service (e.g. 24 hours turnaround on an
>>
>> > email, 1 telephone call per month etc). If so, is it imagined that
>>
>> > there would be limits to both working group volunteers and how much
>>
>> > money the foundation pays the lawyers. Do we think that it would
>>
>> > increase or decrease the load on working group members if they have to
>>
>> > answer more corporate legal queries, and have the expectation to
>>
>> > deliver a quality level of product? Thinking further, could we have a
>>
>> > situation where volunteers get income from the Foundation from
>>
>> > answering corporate members enquiries?
>>
>> >
>>
>> > If it's not imagined to be a paid service, but rather, an additional
>>
>> > feature of the Foundation, should it be available to non corporate
>>
>> > members of the Foundation? As I'm sure many normal members would also
>>
>> > like to be able to formally clarify one or two questions from time to
>>
>> > time.
>>
>> >
>>
>> > Tim
>>
>> >
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