[Osmf-talk] Local Chapters criteria

Joost Schouppe joost at osmfoundation.org
Wed Jul 17 19:31:09 UTC 2019


The list of Local Chapters is growning, and it hopefully will for a long
time. Currently however, there are very limited rules as to the
requierements of joining as a Local Chapter. From the FAQ [1] :

*Currently there are no set in stone criteria outside of the following: you
will have to be a non-profit incorporated entity or part of one, the way
you are incorporated should allow easy and mass membership and democratic
participation in the decisions processes. Your group should be dedicated to
supporting the aims of the OpenStreetMap Foundation and the OpenStreetMap
project, however you can be part of a larger organisation as long as that
does not have conflicting goals.*

The Board would like to know how you feel about this. Should this be
elaborated more, and if so, in what sense?

Some examples that were given:
- how established must a local organization be to be eligible to become a
Local Chapter
- how can we measure this as objectively as possible, and
- how to handle applications from organizations that have a broader scope
than just OSM

Thanks for the input,
for the OSMF Board

1: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Local_Chapters/FAQ
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