[OSM-talk] OSM Foundation

Nick Black nickblack1 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 14:54:41 BST 2007

Hi David,

Yes, you are correct - an AGM is coming up.  Etienne briefly mentioned
holding an AGM in London on the 11th August, before the 3rd
Anniversary party, that way people who want to attend the AGM and the
3rd anniversary party don't have to make two trips.

Another suggestion that someone at some point made to me (no idea who)
was that we should hold nominations and voting before the AGM.  The
community needs to decide what (if any) additional officers we need
and how we can address some of the challenges we are facing at the
moment.  I'll kick off:

1) A membership secretery - to take care of registering new OSMF
members, letting people know who members are, etc.

2) A representative from some of the non-English language groups.  I
propose this to try and counter the feelings of dis-enfranchisement
and dis-engangement from OSMF that some people outside of the UK feel.

3) A Press Officer - to take care of general press enquiries regarding
OSM and OSMF, including some promotional work.

I think that Etienne should remain as Treasurer - and I would propose
that unless someone wants to stand against him, we don't bother voting
on the issue.  I think we also need to decide if we need a General
Secretery at all.  If we do, I think their role should involve
communicating the workings of OSMF to the general OSM community.

How does that sound?


On 7/5/07, David Groom <reviews at pacific-rim.net> wrote:
> It must be coming up for, if not already past, the one year anniversary of
> the OSM Foundation, given that voting for the initial officers started on 11
> June 2006 and was open for 14 days.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Foundation  says that the post of
> Secretary and Treasurer are one year appointments, so is a re-election
> planned?
> Can someone tell us when the accounting year of OSMF Ltd ends, and when an
> AGM might be planned?
> David
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Nick Black

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