[Osmf-talk] AGM and this year's election process

Dorothea Kazazi dorothea at osmfoundation.org
Tue Nov 6 10:48:35 UTC 2018

Hi Simon,

On 6/11/18 11:02 π.μ., Simon Poole wrote:> Thank you Dorothea
> Have the incumbents already stated if they will stand again for their
> positions or not?

Please read below and stay tuned :) Thanks.

Hi Christoph,

On 6/11/18 11:19 π.μ., Christoph Hormann wrote:
> Since Peter, Martijn and Mikel were all elected at the same time the 
> question arises how the decision was made that the seats of Peter and 
> Martijn are available but not that of Mikel.  Was this based on lot or 
> did Peter and Martijn offer their seats?

Martijn decided to step down.
Then, there was an electronic draw between Peter and Mikel, which I

Regarding the draw about the second seat:
http://www.randomresult.com was used to create it and have a
verifiable result.

* The draw was created online (but not run) and I shared its link with
all the board members. The linked page showed the set-up of the draw,
but not the result, as the draw was not run.
* Then, on a selected time I run the draw (using a one-time password),
and afterwards the linked page showed the result. That way, the process
was transparent to all board members and the result verifiable.

You can all see the set-up and the result at

>> * We invite members to post their questions to
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Foundation/AGM18/Election_to
>> _Board up to 17 November.
>> * When nominations close (or shortly after), a facilitator will
>> gather the questions, organise them and will publish an official set
>> for the candidates.
> Which of course raises the question who the facilitator will be and how 
> he/she will be selected?

The board members have asked someone who they consider trustworthy and
he has accepted to help (thanks!). We are waiting for his confirmation
that he is ok with the proposed timeline - that's why his name was not
mentioned on the previous email.

> If the facilitator has the right to drop questions in this process i 
> would also like to know what sort of transparency rules and supervision 
> are put into place there.

People will be able to see whether a topic has been left out, as all
community questions and the official questions will be publicly
available. Please note that the facilitator will likely consolidate
questions that are on the same topic and he might also add some very
common questions from previous years.

warm greetings,


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