[Osmf-talk] Voting "recommendations" by employers (straw poll)
iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 19:56:32 UTC 2018
"I have no idea if this is true and no way to verify it"
This should've been a possible survey response; as it is we're just playing
On Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 19:47 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org wrote:
> recently two different people who used to work for (different) large
> companies dealing with OSM told me that their employers regularly
> suggested that everyone became an OSMF member, reimbursed them for the
> membership fee, and also circulated "suggested voting" instructions for
> the OSMF elections.
> (I have no idea if this is true and no way to verify it, but it doesn't
> sound far-fetched. I'd be happy to hear if anyone has witnessed such
> dynamics first-hand.)
> I've discussed this with a few people and the reactions ranged from
> "this is outrageous" over "what did you expect" to "this is totally ok,
> after all there's enough other people publishing their own voting
> recommendations on the lists too".
> What's your opinion on this?
> I've tried my hand at setting up a "LimeSurvey" instance which asks the
> question and if it works all right it will show some statistics directly
> after you've replied:
> Though I am also interested in a more detailed discussion on the topic.
> Is it an issue? Are there lessons to learn from other nonprofit
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