[OSM-talk] Board decision on Crimea complaint

Michael Reichert osm-ml at michreichert.de
Mon Dec 10 19:33:14 UTC 2018

Dear board,

Am 10.12.18 um 18:14 schrieb Tom Hughes:
> On 10/12/2018 16:55, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>> On November 17, the OSMF Board of Directors received a request to
>> review the Nov 14, 2018 Data Working Group decision regarding Crimea.
>> The Board decided that this decision is to be reversed and the
>> previous situation, as laid out in the May 5, 2014 Data Working Group
>> minutes, is to further remain in effect.
>> The board highly values the Data Working Group’s work and appreciates
>> the difficulty and complexity of the cases they are asked to review on
>> an ongoing basis.
>> A more comprehensive statement will follow in the next weeks.
> With respect that doesn't make much sense.
> Either you have a rationale for the decision, in which case you should
> state it, or you don't and just want to placate a vocal community.
> At the moment it sounds like you've decided what result you want and
> now you're going to desperately cast around for a way to rationalise
> that decision in the eventual statement.


Did you consult the working group being involved in boundary disputes
(DWG and LWG) before you came to that decision?

How does your decision comply with the on-the-ground rule?

Could you please share the original complaint with redacted names or a
summary of it and its arguments?

How many board members agreed, how many disagreed?

Did any board member not participate in the voting due to a conflict of
interest? Did these members participate in the decision making?

Best regards


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