[Osmf-talk] Next OSMF board meeting this Wednesday, 20th of February, at 19:00 London time

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Mon Feb 18 20:04:17 UTC 2019

On Friday 15 February 2019, Dorothea Kazazi wrote:
> The preliminary agenda is at
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board/Minutes/2019-02-20


2019/Res05 Extend Dorothea's contract for 6 months

I would like to ask for the reason for the 6 months limit.  The 
alternative would be to have a contract without a fixed duration and 
options for both sides to terminate the contract with some agreed-on 
time limit for giving notice in advance.

I know what common parameters for work contracts are varies greatly in 
different parts of the world.  In my own cultural context work 
contracts are traditionally (and by law) not time limited by default 
and having a time limit in a work contract normally requires a material 
reason (like the person being employed to work for a project that runs 
for a limited duration etc.).  In case of Dorothea's job i don't see a 
material reason for a time limit.

Normally i would be very much in favour of making expenses of the OSMF 
contingent to a repeated positive decision to actually support them and 
not have an automatism in spending money for certain things.  But with 
employments and work contracts the predictability and dependability for 
who does the work is an important factor to consider.

But as said that is my perspective and i would be interested in the 
opinions of others and in the reasoning of the board for their 

Christoph Hormann

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