[OSM-talk] Rules for the foundation to hold data assigned to it under

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Thu Jul 19 17:47:54 BST 2007

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Tom Hughes wrote:
> In message <469F724A.1060304 at arjam.net>
>         Robert Munro <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
>> * These rules can only be amended / added to by passing a vote of
>> foundation members at the AGM or an EGM passed by a 75% majority with a
>> quorum of 20, *and* a separate vote of current contributors also by 75%
>> majority, where "current contributors" are people who have been
>> registered on the site for at least 3 months and also made edits within
>> the last 3 months.
> Given that the articles of association themselves can be changed
> by a 75% vote of foundation members with (if I am reading the
> companies act correctly) a quorum of two people any requirement
> for a stronger vote than that is technically pointless as it
> could be revoked by changing the articles to get rid of it!
> The articles can actually be amended to increase the quorum (they
> currently allow the board to set a larger quorum) which would at
> least partially fix things.
> A binding requirement to consult anybody other than foundation
> members is essentially impossible though as the a sufficiently
> large vote of foundation members will always be able to remove
> it again.

I was hoping to set it up so that if the foundation breaks the rules
under which the data has been given to them, they are in breach of the
copyright of the contributors.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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