[Osmf-talk] OSMF 2020 Board election - Official candidate questions now available

Michael Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Thu Nov 19 05:05:40 UTC 2020

Hi Heather,

And I forgot to add an email question asked by you before the community 
deadline. Apologies and I have added that now.  My preference is to 
prioritise specific individually-asked questions asked over questions 
from previous years. I hope that closes the issue for this year. Looking 
ahead,  we are now in our third year of this question process. Taking a 
step back, there is obviously a set of important stock questions 
emerging. I or my successor need to pay more attention to that.


On 2020-11-18 19:06, Heather Leson wrote:
> Micheal, thanks again for your leadership. The questions and answers 
> are indeed arduous processes. As is coordinating. Thank you again.
> However, I am disappointed that there are no specific official 
> questions on gender and diversity. While people are busy, I hope that 
> you will consider answering these.
>       Board diversity
> All remaining board members are men and all candidates are men.
>  1. Is this indicative of a gender diversity problem within
>     OpenStreetMap? *If so:*
>  2. Can you describe the problem as you understand it?
>  3. What is the role of the board to help fix this?
>  4. What will you do in particular?
>  5. What will you do for gender inclusiveness, equality and global
>     diversity OSM working groups and governance?
> WIth thanks
> heather
> Heather Leson
> heatherleson at gmail.com <mailto:heatherleson at gmail.com>
> Twitter/skype: HeatherLeson
> Blog: textontechs.com <http://textontechs.com>
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM Michael Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz 
> <mailto:mike at ayeltd.biz>> wrote:
>     As facilitator,  I have now published the official set of
>     questions and
>     instructions for board candidates at:
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Foundation/AGM20/Election_to_Board#Official_set_of_questions_for_candidates
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Foundation/AGM20/Election_to_Board#Official_set_of_questions_for_candidates>
>     You can read more on the election process and key dates at:
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/AGM20/Election_to_Board
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/AGM20/Election_to_Board>
>     I have tried to make the task of answering the questions shorter than
>     last year as two candidates reported what I felt to be excessive
>     time. I
>     don't think there will be any contentious omissions or editting this
>     year as I was able to include everyone's questions plus some general
>     "About you" questions from last year. However, as always, I am very
>     happy enter into any dialogue, public or private.
>     I have one due diligence issue. Can anyone confirm the legal
>     situation
>     in this question? Just checking:
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Foundation/AGM20/Election_to_Board#Should_we_do_anything_about_EU_database_rights.3F
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Foundation/AGM20/Election_to_Board#Should_we_do_anything_about_EU_database_rights.3F>
>     Thank you to everyone who provided a question and my best wishes
>     to the
>     candidates,
>     Mike
>     Michael Collinson
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