[OSM-talk] The Working Groups need you!

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Mon Oct 27 23:04:28 UTC 2014

Yes I was referring to the Future Work Group. When we were told that we
needed to be members, there was no indication that this was specific to our
On Oct 27, 2014 10:47 AM, "Michael Collinson" <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:

>  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.
> Mike
> 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>
> wrote:
>> On 27 Oct 2014 16:16, "Paul Norman" <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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