[Osmf-talk] AGM and board elections

Martijn van Exel martijn at osmfoundation.org
Fri Nov 17 19:29:59 UTC 2017

Hello everyone,

As the AGM draws nearer, I wanted to ensure you are all aware of the
upcoming deadlines related to the elections. This is directly copied from
the election wiki page[1]

2017-11-25 16:00 UTC - Deadline for members to put themselves forward for
2017-12-02 16:00 UTC - Voting opens (exactly 1 week before AGM)
2017-12-09 16:00 UTC Start of Annual General Meeting on IRC, Deadline for

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/AGM17/Election_to_Board

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:37 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> On 11/9/2017 4:31 PM, Paul Norman wrote:
> On 11/9/2017 1:23 PM, Simon Poole wrote:
> Yes, but will they be standing for re-election?
> This is not just a flippant question. While Paul and Illya they are not
> required to announce this in advance, in general incumbents will get
> re-elected and some potential candidates might want to know what they are
> up against (same issue last year btw).
> I have not decided. Obviously, I will have decide one way or the other
> soon.
> After several people have asked me to, I've decided to stand for
> re-election. I'll be posting a manifesto with more details, but, aside from
> the feedback I got, some of the main reasons were
> - Diversity
> - Only having two candidates
> - Although I use OSM in my work, it's different than the other board
> members. The companies who I contract with tend to be in different areas,
> so my conflicts of interests tend to not be the ones that other board
> members have.
> Paul
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