[Osmf-talk] Next OSMF board meeting this Thursday, 17th of January, at 21:00 London time

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Thu Jan 17 13:19:59 UTC 2019

On Thursday 17 January 2019, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> I expect that a significant part of this discussion will be our
> strategy for the discussions with the company responsible (i.e. what
> questions we need to ask, and how we will react if the answers are
> this or that; what options we can offer going forward, etc.). If that
> were publicly known before we even have the discussion, it would
> weaken our position considerably.

When you write "I expect" - does this mean that this is the reason for 
the board deciding to discuss this non-publicly or is this just your 
personal assumption?

Anyway i don't really follow that reasoning because i can't imagine what 
kind of negotiations could take place with "the company responsible" 
(which based on what has become publicly known so far is ambiguous 
because of subcontracting) that would require to be kept secret from 
the OSMF members.  On the contrary from my perspective communications 
with a company somehow involved in bulk OSMF signups would profit from 
being public rather than private.

Looks like the classic catch-22 of secrecy here - i don't have the 
clearance level to be informed about the background that would enable 
me to understand the reasons why this is not discussed publicly.

Christoph Hormann

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