[Osmf-talk] 2020 Annual General Meeting and board election updates

Dorothea Kazazi dorothea at osmfoundation.org
Tue Oct 27 01:51:13 UTC 2020


The 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the OpenStreetMap Foundation will
held online in the IRC chat room #osmf-gm on the IRC network
irc.oftc.net, at 16:00 UTC on Saturday, 12 December 2020.
The agenda will be available at:

You can now:
* Put yourself forward for election by adding your information at
* Add your questions to board candidates at

Information about email voting will be sent in due course, and voting
will open one week before the AGM.

The information below is also available with more links at

# Seats
This meeting will have a board election, with three seats available.
There are seven seats on the foundation board.

# Candidates
Please check the eligibility criteria and add your name to the table at
Deadline: November 7 (end of).

If you want more information about what the board does and does not do,
has an overview of the scope. A lot of the foundation's work is done by
working groups, and if you want to help the foundation, you can look at
joining those. The election's wiki page has links with additional

## Questions to candidates
We will have a structured question gathering process, like last year.
Mike Collinson will facilitate the process.

* We invite members to post their questions to
by the end of November 10.
* Mike Collinson (facilitator) will gather the questions, organise them and
publish an official set for the candidates on the same wiki page.
* Candidates are then kindly asked to submit their answers and
manifestos directly to the facilitator and cc the administrative assistant
(mike at ayeltd.biz, dorothea at osmfoundation.org). It's up to the
candidates to answer all the questions or just a few of them. Our
suggestion is to answer all of them.
* When all candidates have submitted their answers, there will be a
given date when all answers/manifestos will be published at once.
* Then discussion commences, preferably until 5 December 16:00 UTC, when
voting opens.

We expect this to be the official election campaign process. We won't
restrict members to continue to talk on our members' mailing list nor
will we restrict candidates to continue discussions, but we don't
encourage them to do so. The official answers and questions thereof
should be what voters use to judge.

## Facilitator
Michael Collinson was active 2006-2014ish as a board member, board
SotM and chair of the License Working Group. More recently, he acted as an
election observer for HOT and OSM US. Active mapper from 2005 till now.

# Voting - election to board
To vote, you need to be a member or associate member throughout the
period of 90 days prior to the date of the meeting. If your membership
has lapsed, will lapse soon or your status needs updating, please handle
it now.

Voting will be organised in a similar way to previous years. Voting members
will receive an email from the on-line voting service with links to the
ballot for each ballot measure. The election will be carried out under
transferable vote rules (STV). Each foundation member will cast their vote
ranking candidates according to their preference. A maximum of three will be

Voting information and instructions will be at:

# Voting on changes to the Articles of Association or other changes
Please see:

# Key dates at

# Reference pages
* https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/AGM20/Election_to_Board
* https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meetings/2020

warm greetings,
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