[Osmf-talk] Board meeting today, and board candidates

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Thu Nov 16 11:50:19 UTC 2017

On Thursday 16 November 2017, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> If you would like to be *on* the board when we call
> the next meeting in December, head over to
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/AGM17/Election_to_Boar
> and announce your candidacy. Currently we have two candidates for two
> seats, which doesn't give voters much choice. It would be great to
> see a few more names on that list!

It would be especially great if OSMF members would have the opportunity 
to ensure geographic diversity in representation on the board is not 
reduced in this election.  Since Ilya does not run again and so far all 
candidates (including Paul if he decides to run for re-election) and 
other board members are from Western Europe and North America we would 
be looking at an inevitably less diverse board than before.

So especially calling out for members from other parts of the world to 
consider running as candidate for the board.  This might seem a bit 
scary considering the need to present yourself publicly and to be asked 
questions about your position on OSM matters but don't let this 
discourage you from running.  It is certainly worth it.  For me every 
candidate from parts of the world other than Western Europe and North 
America who has run in the past offered an interesting and unique 
perspective which is already valuable just by being offered as a choice 
in the election.

Christoph Hormann

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