[Osmf-talk] OSMF Board election 2018 - candidate answers and manifestos ready

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Sun Dec 2 17:39:51 UTC 2018

On Saturday 01 December 2018, Michael Collinson wrote:
> Barring any tweaks for typos that I have made, the answers and
> manifestos are now available at:
> [...]

Thanks for managing this and thanks to the candidates for their work in 
presenting themselves and answering the questions.

This is a lot of material to work through and to simplify this for me i 
produced a summary of the key points i read in the candidates' answers 
and manifestos.  In addition i put together some further research from 
publicly available sources.  This is available here:


Although this does not really aim to communicate an opinion on the 
candidates - i try to describe the positions of the candidates rather 
than to judge them - this is of course not meant to be in any way an 
objective summary of the positions.  I none the less thought it might 
be interesting for others to read and it might also be useful for 
candidates because there are comments pointing to answers that i 
perceive as strange and ambiguous.  I would welcome any clarifying 
statements - here, as comment to my diary entry or on the wiki talk 

I would also encourage others to present their own reading of the 
presentations of the candidates - because it is very valuable to learn 
how different people have different perspectives on the same matter.  
With the large spectrum of cultural backgrounds of the candidates this 
would help developing a clear picture of everyone and make a fact based 
decision in the election.

Christoph Hormann

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