[Osmf-talk] Agenda for F2F (was: The Board Face2Face is now Screen2Screen.)

Allan Mustard allan at mustard.net
Fri Mar 20 15:13:08 UTC 2020

Hi, Christoph.  I think there will be minutes of some sort.  How
extensive, I don't know.  I'm new at this so don't know what past
practice has been.  At a minimum I expect we will publish outcomes of

I think we are using Zoom so we can see each other.  Mumble doesn't have
video.  We're calling it a "screen-to-screen" meeting rather than
"face-to-face".  It is a poor substitute to meeting in person but under
the circumstances is the best we can do.

I think since Allen Gunn, our facilitator, spoke individually to each
board member in advance of preparing the agenda, all board members have
a strong sense of what the agenda is about.  If anyone has questions,
there will be time to clarify in short, declarative sentences once we
are all on line.  As for the non-native speakers of English, I only wish
my /schlechtes Deutsch/ were half or even a quarter as good as Tobias',
Guillaume's, and Joost's English.  I'm not terribly worried about their
ability to comprehend even complex and highly culture-dependent English
language formulations.  They are brilliant linguists in their own right,
and I'm not talking about Python or Java.

I respect your desire for a report on the success of the process, but
must warn you that the meeting is not being held for the sake of
process, but rather for the sake of having fulsome conversations about
the future of the project, and what the Board needs to be thinking about
proactively, rather than only reactively.  I'll try to give you a
readout on how the "screen-to-screen" mode worked, but please don't
expect that to be my focus.  My focus, and I suspect the focus of other
Board members, will be less on process than on the substantive issues
facing the OSM project.

cheers, und mfG, und bitte bleib gesund,

On 3/20/2020 10:46 AM, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> On Friday 20 March 2020, Tobias Knerr wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> an agenda for this weekend's virtual F2F meeting of the OSMF board is
>> now available at https://hackmd.io/XGgYB1ZZQeubz7Q1zuwqiw?view
> Thanks for making this available.
> Since the meeting is no more being called a meeting apparently - does
> this mean there will be no public minutes?
> Could you elaborate a bit on the technical basis of the event?  Will it
> be conducted on mumble like the regular board meetings or do you use a
> different technical basis?
>> The agenda was prepared by our facilitator based on input from board
>> members. Note that this document is a draft and may still change as
>> time goes on.
> What i noticed at a quick look over this is that a lot of the
> formulations are using complex and highly culture dependent language
> that is going to be fairly hard to understand in particular for
> non-native English speakers.  With formulations like
> "The objective will be to compare perspectives and prioritize the most
> pressing issues with regard to community cohesion and vitality,
> including appropriate goals and practices for positive growth,
> constructive relations between different parts of the community,
> communications, diversity, inclusion and broadening participation."
> I have really next to no idea what this part for example is about.  Now
> as long as you all have a common understanding what specifically you
> are going to talk about here (and in other parts of the agenda) so
> everyone can prepare for that this is not a big problem but you should
> probably make sure that is actually the case.
> Independent of overall reporting/minutes of the event i would like to
> re-emphasize my suggestion that all participants take note of their
> personal impression how this style of virtual meeting works for you and
> share that afterwards since that could be helpful for others in the
> need of conducting similar meetings remotely in the future.
> --
> Christoph Hormann
> http://www.imagico.de/
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