[Talk-GB] Next UK chapter concall

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 18:34:33 UTC 2016


Hi everyone

Don't forget this is scheduled for 8pm Wed this week 27 January

0800 22 90 900  Pass code 33224

We'll pick up on Rob's summary email i.e objectives;legal stucture;
constitution

If we can I'd like to start discussing:

Name (not what it will be - but a mechanism for choosing one)
Membership classes, rights and costs

On objectives:the ensuing silence since draft 2 I'm not sure to take as
indifference or approval, but let's use the text as a starting point:

1.To increase the size, skills, toolsets and cohesion of the OpenStreetMap
community in the UK.

2.To promote and facilitate the use of OpenStreetMap data by organisations
in the UK.
3.To promote and facilitate the release by organisations in the UK of
OpenData  that is suitable for use in OpenStreetMap.

On legal structures, please read Rob's excellent summary before the
concall. I've read it and my conclusion so far, and I'm still not clear on
some things, is that we shouldn't go for unincorporated society (unlimited
liablity for officers) or charity (we don't have a charitable purpose and
the legal strictures are a bit more complex than we'd want). From the rest
I think company limited by guarantee (that's what OSMF chose) suits us
best. Not sure yet whether CIO or CIC, given that we'd be non-profit, are
worth considering.

Look forward to "seeing" you Wed

Regards

Brian
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