[Osmf-talk] Board response: Disputed Area Policy (Crimea request)

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 12:48:21 UTC 2019

Christoph and members,

You are right to point out that the board is learning how to represent a
very diverse community. Thanks for this.

One item that I think needs addressing is what Frederik alludes to
previously: we are busy humans who all take this mandare seriously. We will
work on our efforts to improve.

My ask is: how will the membership (not just this mailing list) make an
effort to improve governance and working group support for this project.

Now back to work,


On Fri, 8 Feb 2019, 13:17 Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de wrote:

> I also want to add that i recognize and appreciate the difficult
> situation many of the board members are in here.  It is obvious for
> anyone who has followed the process that the board does not and did not
> have back when the decision was made a uniform position on all aspects
> of the matter - yet they are in the position now to defend a common
> position they have agreed on that probably no one on the board is fully
> satisfied with - it is an attempt at a compromise position obviously.
> I therefore try (and probably should try even more) to give board
> members some slack if some of that dissatisfaction shines through in
> their comments here.
> But the board also needs to recognize that it is both the right and the
> duty of the OSMF members here to critically evaluate and discuss the
> board's statement and the positions articulated in it.  And as i said
> recently in the other thread it would be a good idea to show
> appreciation and understanding for concerns raised, even if you
> spontaneously disagree with them or if they seem to make your situation
> even more difficult for you.  And i think this includes staying open to
> the possibility that the compromise position you have now decided on is
> a bad idea.
> How much appreciation, understanding and openness you receive for your
> situation is directly connected to how much you develop and show for
> others.
> --
> Christoph Hormann
> http://www.imagico.de/
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