[Osmf-talk] Possible AoA Amendment #1: Committees

Rory McCann (OSMF Board) rory.mccann at osmfoundation.org
Thu Oct 22 19:15:29 UTC 2020


Hello OSMF members,

To follow up from my email of 11th October 2020¹, here's a more detailed 
draft of a change to OSMF's Articles of Association² to allow non-board 
members to sit on OSMF Committees. We welcome your feedback.

Current version:

91. The Board may delegate any of their powers to committees consisting 
of *such member or members of the Board as they* think fit, and any 
committee so formed shall, in the exercise of the powers so delegated, 
conform to any regulations imposed on it by the Board. The meetings and 
proceedings of any such committee shall be governed by the provisions of 
the Articles for regulating the meetings and proceedings of the Board so 
far as applicable and so far as the same shall not be superseded by any 
regulations made by the Board.

Possible New Version:

91. The Board may delegate any of its powers to committees consisting of 
++at least one member of the Board and such other members of the 
Foundation as the Board may++ think fit, and any committee so formed 
shall, in the exercise of the powers so delegated, conform to any 
regulations imposed on it by the Board.  ++The chairperson of such a 
committee shall be a member of the Board.++  The meetings and 
proceedings of any such committee shall be governed by the provisions of 
the Articles for regulating the meetings and proceedings of the Board so 
far as applicable and so far as the same shall not be superseded by any 
regulations made by the Board.

Combined Diff for hackmd.io:

91. The Board may delegate any of their powers to committees consisting 
of ~~such member or members of the Board as they~~ ++at least one member 
of the Board and such other members of the Foundation as the Board may++ 
think fit, and any committee so formed shall, in the exercise of the 
powers so delegated, conform to any regulations imposed on it by the 
Board. ++The chairperson of such a committee shall be a member of the 
Board.++ The meetings and proceedings of any such committee shall be 
governed by the provisions of the Articles for regulating the meetings 
and proceedings of the Board so far as applicable and so far as the same 
shall not be superseded by any regulations made by the Board.

This is currently just an idea. This may, or may not, be the final text. 
The board might not even propose this. Please provide feedback.

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-- 

Rory

[¹] 
https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2020-October/007231.html
[²] https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Articles_of_Association



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