[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,


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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