[Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest

Thea Clay thea at cloudmade.com
Sat Feb 13 19:53:38 GMT 2010


Hi,
I currently work as a Community Ambassador at CloudMade. As a Community Ambassador I spend a majority of my time helping communities organize mapping events and working with non-profit organizations to help them utilize OSM as a tool to increase education about open geodata and geospatial education in general. More information about me, the company I work for and my position can be found on my user page at : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Thea_Clay

In the interest of openness I think it is important to note that I am running for the OSM-US board as an individual, not as a CloudMade employee or as part of my duties as a Community Ambassador. I work on the OSM-US local chapter in my free time and do not in anyway represent the views or interests of the company in this capacity.

Best,
Thea Clay

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Today's Topics:

   1. Conflicts of Interest (SteveC)
   2. Re: Conflicts of Interest (Richard Welty)
   3. Re: Conflicts of Interest (Kate Chapman)
   4. Re: Conflicts of Interest (Ian Dees)
   5. Re: Conflicts of Interest (Serge Wroclawski)
   6. SCALE OpenStreetMap booth in LA next weekend (SteveC)
   7. Re: Conflicts of Interest (Steven Johnson)
   8. Re: US Chapter temporary Board Nomination (Dane Springmeyer)
   9. Re: Conflicts of Interest (Adam Schreiber)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:29:48 -0700
From: SteveC <steve at asklater.com>
Subject: [Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest
To: Open Street Map Talk-US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
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Hi

One of the things we found at the OSMF is that you really need to be open about any potential conflicts of interest, like where you work or if you hold shares in TeleAtlas... that kind of thing. Anything a reasonable outsider could conclude is a potential conflict.

I think that for your own good so it's not a surprise to people, all those running for the board of OSMF-US should be upfront about it. I don't think there's any shame in it, but I can tell you from experience that people get very upset if you're not clear about everything from day 1.

Yours &c.

Steve


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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:37:18 -0500
From: Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest
To: Open Street Map Talk-US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
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On 2/12/10 11:29 AM, SteveC wrote:
> Hi
>
> One of the things we found at the OSMF is that you really need to be open about any potential conflicts of interest, like where you work or if you hold shares in TeleAtlas... that kind of thing. Anything a reasonable outsider could conclude is a potential conflict.
>
> I think that for your own good so it's not a surprise to people, all those running for the board of OSMF-US should be upfront about it. I don't think there's any shame in it, but I can tell you from experience that people get very upset if you're not clear about everything from day 1.
>
i'm willing to start. i have no affiliations in the industry at the
present time,
just an IT consultant who is out looking for a full time gig, and working on
a startup which will have little to do with mapping.

richard




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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:42:51 -0500
From: Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest
To: Open Street Map Talk-US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
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Hey All,

I'm usually pretty up front about the fact that I work for FortiusOne.
 It was an oversight with announcing my acceptance that I didn't
mention it.

FortiusOne uses OSM tiles on our public site http://www.geocommons.com
as well as the appliances.  I personally maintain an open source
geocoder as part of my job which I would love to be able to put OSM
address data in at some point (when there is better US coverage).  The
local DC OSM group meets occasionally in the FortiusOne office, since
the space is free and available.

-Kate




On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> Hi
>
> One of the things we found at the OSMF is that you really need to be open about any potential conflicts of interest, like where you work or if you hold shares in TeleAtlas... that kind of thing. Anything a reasonable outsider could conclude is a potential conflict.
>
> I think that for your own good so it's not a surprise to people, all those running for the board of OSMF-US should be upfront about it. I don't think there's any shame in it, but I can tell you from experience that people get very upset if you're not clear about everything from day 1.
>
> Yours &c.
>
> Steve
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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:42:57 -0600
From: Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest
To: SteveC <steve at asklater.com>
Cc: Open Street Map Talk-US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
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On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:29 AM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:

> Hi
>
> One of the things we found at the OSMF is that you really need to be open
> about any potential conflicts of interest, like where you work or if you
> hold shares in TeleAtlas... that kind of thing. Anything a reasonable
> outsider could conclude is a potential conflict.
>
> I think that for your own good so it's not a surprise to people, all those
> running for the board of OSMF-US should be upfront about it. I don't think
> there's any shame in it, but I can tell you from experience that people get
> very upset if you're not clear about everything from day 1.
>
>
I recently (Monday, actually) started working for a subsidiary of Garmin. We
do weather stuff, not geo stuff, but it is definitely relevant.
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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:52:01 -0500
From: Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest
To: Open Street Map Talk-US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
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I work as an employee to a subcontractor at the National Library of
Medicine, under the National Institutes of Health.

We don't have any stake in any geo-technologies as far as I know- that
is neither my direct employer (IS Mavens) nor our customer.

Of course now (by NIH requirements) I'm required to state that
anything I say regarding anything is my opinion only and shouldn't be
taken as a reflection of NIH. I'm not representing them, nor am I
representing my employer.

- Serge



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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:20:18 -0700
From: SteveC <steve at asklater.com>
Subject: [Talk-us] SCALE OpenStreetMap booth in LA next weekend
To: Open Street Map Talk-US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
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Hi

Want to help promote OSM and happen to live in or be in LA?

We have a booth at SCALE

        http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/

Weekend 20/21 Feb.

For helping, you get a warm fizzy feeling and entry to the conference and tshirts and stuff.

Ping me if you can help out.

Yours &c.

Steve




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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:32:50 -0500
From: Steven Johnson <sejohnson8 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest
To: Open Street Map Talk-US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
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Hello all,

If I haven't made it clear in the past, I'll make it unambiguous now: I work
for Traverse Technologies as a IT services contractor, largely for Federal
clients. Like many of you, we do have a geospatial service offering.
Although we work with many flavors of data and stripes of software, Traverse
Technologies is agnostic with respect to IT implementations and is not a
reseller of anyone's software and has no financial interest in any vendor of
geospatial products or services.

SEJ
----
"Wretches, utter wretches, keep your hands from beans." -Empedocles



On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:29, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:

> Hi
>
> One of the things we found at the OSMF is that you really need to be open
> about any potential conflicts of interest, like where you work or if you
> hold shares in TeleAtlas... that kind of thing. Anything a reasonable
> outsider could conclude is a potential conflict.
>
> I think that for your own good so it's not a surprise to people, all those
> running for the board of OSMF-US should be upfront about it. I don't think
> there's any shame in it, but I can tell you from experience that people get
> very upset if you're not clear about everything from day 1.
>
> Yours &c.
>
> Steve
> _______________________________________________
> Talk-us mailing list
> Talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-us
>
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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:50:10 -0800
From: Dane Springmeyer <blake at hailmail.net>
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] US Chapter temporary Board Nomination
To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
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Along with a great group of nominees, I'm also honored to accept the
nomination for the temporary board of the US chapter of the OSM
Foundation.

As a temporary board member I would be committed to work on the the
processes, organizing, and paperwork that is needed to jump start the
US Chapter.
Based on my role with the OSM community and my contacts in the
regional mapping community, I feel like I have the necessary skills
and background to contribute to the process.

My first involvement with OSM came through my contributions to the
Mapnik project and over the last several years I enjoyed collaborating
with huge range of OSM enthusiasts to make better maps with Mapnik.

I run an independent consultancy [1] doing web development and mapping
work mainly for non-profits, government environmental agencies, and
small startups. I'm very excited about helping facilitate more
involvement, contribution, and innovative uses of OSM by US agencies,
and I'm encouraged by the possibilities of a US Chapter.

I have a background in biology and GIS and before starting my own
company I previously managed the Conservation GIS program for a non-
profit called the Wild Salmon Center in Portland, OR, which took me
across the Western US, Alaska, and Russia doing mapping work. Now, I'm
based out of Seattle, and continue to work with clients doing
environmental mapping, some of whom are actively using OSM [2].

Dane Springmeyer


[1] http://dbsgeo.com

[2] As an example, for the haiti crisis I worked with NOAA to
integrate OSM data into their environmental response application: http://bit.ly/ERMA_NOAA





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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 18:02:42 -0500
From: Adam Schreiber <sadam at clemson.edu>
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest
To: SteveC <steve at asklater.com>
Cc: Open Street Map Talk-US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
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        <8298be231002121502h1154b83eyb4d334e210ceadd7 at mail.gmail.com>
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On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> I think that for your own good so it's not a surprise to people, all those running for the board of OSMF-US should be upfront about it. I don't think there's any shame in it, but I can tell you from experience that people get very upset if you're not clear about everything from day 1.

I'm an engineer for the Navy.  I particpate in OSM and am running for
the board in a wholly private capacity.

Cheers,

Adam



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