[Osmf-talk] OSMF & Video Chat | Re: Next OSMF board meeting on Friday 17 April 2020, at 17:00 London time

Rory McCann rory.mccann at osmfoundation.org
Thu Apr 16 18:23:33 UTC 2020

On 12.04.20 14:03, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> * Beyond that i would suggest to contemplate if this hosting setup is
> suitable as a long term solution for board meetings (and possibly other
> OSMF meetings i suppose).  Normal board meetings are public so there is
> no real confidentiality concern.  But you have non-public meetings as
> well.  Conducting them on a commercial service where the operators have
> no meaningful contractual obligation to not share details of these
> meetings with third parties is a potential problem from my perspective.
> You could of course argue the same applies to using the HOT mumble
> server but (a) HOT has a much clearer and more specific privacy policy
> and (b) you could always move to the FOSSGIS mumble server when there
> are concerns about this. ;-)  This is of course not something that
> necessarily needs to be addressed right away.  If the software proves
> to be useful in the OSM context it is even likely that some local
> chapters might host a version of it and the OSMF could use that.

OSM is a do-ocracy. 😉 FOSSGIS (or others) hasn't set up or arranged an 
alternative. We have one option. Ergo that options wins. 😉😉

> * Independent of the missing privacy policy I think it is not really
> appropriate to require members to sign up with their full name to
> participate in the meetings

I agree. The software sign up says “Full name” (in English version), but 
I read that as including your nickname/handle there.


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