[Osmf-talk] Paying Board/WG was: Standing for board election

Yves yvecai at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 18:08:24 UTC 2017


Paying the board? What a strange idea to me. 
OSMF is far from a professional or very strong organization in its goals for the moment. 
Compensations would be an interesting step however. 
Yves 

Le 25 novembre 2017 18:47:09 GMT+01:00, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> a écrit :
>Paying people in key positions in OSM could be a big step forward but
>is
>not without its challenges. What positions are 'key'? How do you
>evaluate
>new candidates against incumbents? Who gets to do this? And
>practically,
>where does the money come from? If you ask me, the money is the easiest
>hurdle to cross. Creating an organization and culture that has a
>transparent process to hiring the best people for the job who work side
>by
>side with volunteers, is more difficult. But if we want to go that way
>I
>think the board could play a role to set the stage. The board positions
>should remain unpaid.
>
>Martijn
>
>On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
>wrote:
>
>> I thought this was worth having its own discussion.
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 7:46 AM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote
>>>
>>>
>>> Simon
>>>
>>> PS: there is the other problem that why on earth would you want to
>pay
>>> the board first? Surely you would want to pay the people on the OWG,
>DWG
>>> and LWG before the directors, given they are actually core to
>operations
>>> not the board, unluckily that would probably amount to a couple of
>million
>>> just for starters.
>>>
>>
>>  Yes, I'd pay quite a few people prior to paying the board. Some of
>the
>> things the board does are much more operational items than what a
>truely
>> strategic board would do. To me if we were to start paying people to
>do
>> those things we would hire someone to do it rather than pay
>ourselves.
>> Dorothea over the past year has helped immensely in this way, so
>there
>> already is a precedent.
>>
>> -Kate
>>
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