[Osmf-talk] New idea: Invite a LC to speak at each OSMF Board meeting

Pete Masters pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 7 17:31:15 UTC 2020


I like it a lot, Rory...

There's an element of engineered serendipity in the creation of open space
for sharing knowledge and opportunity and catalysing collaborations that
might not otherwise surface...

Look forward to seeing how it works!

Pete

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 5:52 PM Mikel Maron <mikel.maron at gmail.com> wrote:

> > What this opportunity may lead to is hearing about things that otherwise
> aren't quite urgent enough to get around to contacting the board, or even
> just to hear from different chapters that everything is running fine, or to
> tell a pleasant anecdote from a different group, or similar things.
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> Exactly. This is a low key way to share and raise visibility of everything
> that's happening around the globe. And since the Board meetings are open to
> OSMF members, and our meeting minutes available to all (and watched closely
> by many), there's many more people than the seven of us on the Board who
> might hear something interesting. A short recap could make a good article
> for inclusion in the next WeeklyOSM.
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> -Mikel
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> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
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> On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 03:48:40 AM EDT, Andy Allan <
> gravitystorm at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Mon, 6 Apr 2020 at 21:20, Michael Reichert <osm-ml at michreichert.de>
> wrote:
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> > I am sorry but I struggle to see the benefit. Currently, if a local
> > chapter wants to be heard by the board, they email the board or an
> > individual member of the board who is from their country or very
> > familiar with their local language.
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> I'm going to disagree on this. If there's something so pressing that
> the local chapter needs to contact the board, then this opportunity
> doesn't prevent that from also happening. What this opportunity may
> lead to is hearing about things that otherwise aren't quite urgent
> enough to get around to contacting the board, or even just to hear
> from different chapters that everything is running fine, or to tell a
> pleasant anecdote from a different group, or similar things.
>
> In the business world, regular one-on-one meetings, standups, or other
> forms of recurring status checks are routine. Sure, you can say 'if
> anyone needs me they can email me at any time' and sure, in theory,
> that should be enough. And sure, some of these meetings are badly run
> and don't serve their purporse. But recurring status checks are still
> a valuable concept and shouldn't be pre-emptively dismissed. After
> all, in OpenStreetMap I hear a lot more about new and interesting
> things at conferences, where a specific opportunity to speak acts as
> the forcing function for presenters to make a slide deck and decide
> what they want to say, even though they could have writen a blog post
> (or even recorded a presentation at home) at any time.
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> But mainly, I'm going to say the board should try it, since I don't
> think it's helpful if we judge something as of no benefit before we've
> even tried it.
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> Thanks,
> Andy
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