[OSM-talk] The Working Groups need you!

Michael Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Mon Oct 27 17:47:15 UTC 2014

The work around is that you express interest and the chair of the 
relevant working group invites you. We'd like the chair of each working 
group to be an OSMF member but there is no hard and fast rule beyond 
that.  It is basically up to the chair.

Certainly as License Working Group chair, I would welcome anyone 
interested in problem solving in a collective atmosphere ... either as 
long-term member or to work on some particular issue or project that 
motivates you.

I am also nominally Management Team chair. I would also personally love 
to get folks involved without having to be attached to a particular 
working group or taking on a long-term committment. For example, and I 
hope I am not treading on his toes, Dermot McNally is tasked with coming 
up with a workable system for running our up-coming board election to 
STV for the first time. He is looking at using OpaVote for the polling 
and may be OpenSTV for validation. He may need help, drop him or me line.

 From my memory, (which can be suspect), Clifford, I think you may be 
referring to the Future now aka Strategic Working Group? We felt that to 
be a bit of an exception due to the nature of the remit.


On 27/10/2014 18:10, Clifford Snow wrote:
> The answer is yes you need to be a member of the foundation. At least 
> it was when we were attempting to create a new group.
> This for create problems for those that the annual dues are 
> unaffordable. A work around would be nice.
> Clifford
> On Oct 27, 2014 9:33 AM, "Matthijs Melissen" <info at matthijsmelissen.nl 
> <mailto:info at matthijsmelissen.nl>> wrote:
>     On 27 Oct 2014 16:16, "Paul Norman" <penorman at mac.com
>     <mailto:penorman at mac.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     > With the recent interest in the OSMF, I'm hoping to capitalize
>     on this and boost working group participation.
>     Hi Paul,
>     As I'm too lazy to look up the regulations, could you tell me
>     whether working group members are required to be member of the
>     foundation?
>     Kind regards,
>     Matthijs
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