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

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 05:49:09 UTC 2020


Dear Michael

Thank you so much for this change.


In retrospect, I should have contacted you directly first. This role is
super tough and you have always approached with calm, professional demeanor.

Thank you again,

Heather

On Thu, 19 Nov 2020 at 06:05, Michael Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Mike
>
>
> 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
> Twitter/skype: HeatherLeson
> Blog: textontechs.com
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM Michael Collinson <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
>>
>> You can read more on the election process and key dates at:
>> 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
>>
>> Thank you to everyone who provided a question and my best wishes to the
>> candidates,
>> Mike
>>
>> Michael Collinson
>>
>>
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> --
Heather Leson
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Blog: textontechs.com
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