[Osmf-talk] Chairperson's Report for the AGM

Benoit Fournier ben.fournier at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 14:08:24 UTC 2017

Kate, Frederik, Mikel & OSMF members,

I could simply quote and put '+1' on parts of previous messages: I rather
agree with the full message by Ivo, the second and more polite attempt by
Michael/nebulon42, the rewording by Mikel or the proposal by Nicolas.

I will try to put it in my words though:

I would welcome and read with great attention a yearly report --- by the
Board or the Chairperson --- about the OSMF.
Facts, obvious or not, should be part of this report, and highlight the
main points of the whole year.
Feelings, insights, perspectives, and other non factual bits, are very much
welcome too.
The community or freelance assistants could help but I would value more a
report written or approved by the Board members.

All in all, I think our Chairperson Kate's report is indeed satisfactory;
only I would like more of it. :)
And yes, I would like to read less of the small fights and more of the OSMF
work and future.

All the best,

BenoƮt Fournier
OSMF / State of the Map team
OSM France / board member

On 11 December 2017 at 02:28, Robert Kaiser <kairo at kairo.at> wrote:

> nicolas chavent schrieb:
>> Kate Chapman as the OSMF Chairperson provided the Membership *16.5 hours*
>> prior the General Meeting with the 2017 Chairperson's report
> FWIW, in any organization I have been part ofany uch reports were always
> only presented *at* the meeting comparative to this AGM, not any hours (s)
> before, and usually not in a form visible outside the meeting at all.
> For the contents, I agree that while the board members may think the facts
> are abvious, us as "normal" members are usually more disconnected from
> those and therefore it's always nice to have some rehash of those and I
> also would enjoy to see more details there in the future.
> I also agree though that the tone of the initial email in this thread was
> a bit harsh and we should phrase wishes like that in a more sensitive way
> in the future, if possible.
> Cheers,
> KaiRo
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