[Talk-us] OSM US Chapter elections and

Jim McAndrew jim at loc8.us
Thu Sep 15 18:56:15 BST 2011

There has been some informal talk about when the elections are coming up.
I think with SOTM this year, things have been more focused on that than the

I'm not a member of the board, although I am running this time around, but
this is my understanding of the questions:

   - Where are the financial reports?
      - The secretary most likely has these, if they are published, I'm not
      sure how current they are
      - What assets does the Chapter have? e.g  cash, investments, servers
   and other hardware
   - The cash number would probably be in the financial report, there are
      servers and some schwag
      - Who administers the server resources? (Ian and ?)
      - I believe that Ian is doing at least 90% of this
      - Will administration of the servers change after the election?
      - I think Ian is pretty set on doing this, but if he isn't on the new
      board, we may want to have him bring someone else up to speed
      - What are Chapter servers being utilized for now?
      - This is a very good question, I think it's mostly imports and bots,
      but I really don't know
      - What are the ongoing operations and maintenance costs for the
      - These are pretty minimal right now, this should also be answered in
      the financial report
      - What projects are going on now or will be started after the
      - There are a number of subgroups that are all linked from the OSM US
      Chapter page on the wiki
         - and what are the financial commitments?
      - I'm not sure on this, it would be on the financial reports as well
      - How many members are there?
      - I believe it to be 25ish
      - Has the Technical, Education & Student Outreach or US Tagging
   working groups ever met?
      - The groups as a whole haven't, but each board member is responsible
      for one or more groups, and the board members voice the group concerns

I hope my view of these situations at least gets some people talking on this
subject. I don't know if my answers are 100% right, but it should be enough
to get the ball rolling on these issues.

Jim McAndrew

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 1:12 PM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:
> > I'm having trouble finding any information about the elections for the
> > OSM US chapter,
> The 2010 election was held in August, by email.  So it's probably a
> bit late this year.
> Minutes from meetings since March, if any, are missing from
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Call_Minutes
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