Location: Mumble, Tuesday 2017-03-21, 20:00 London time
Open to all members
2017/1: Give green light to server purchase
|2017/1: Give green light to server purchase
|We have informal confirmation that we will ‘100%’ get the previously discussed grant. Given the need for a quick decision ahead of expected rising component costs, do we feel confident to give OWG the go-ahead to make the purchase?
| Accepted 2017-03-09 with ultimately 7 votes in favour
Note: The grant is for operations, that is, for new hardware and was discussed in the closed portions of previous board meetings (2017-01-17, 2016-12-16). More will be disclosed when the paperwork is finished.
2017/2: Accept current budget for 2017
|2017/2: Accept current budget for 2017
|Suggestion is to accept and publish the budget as prepared and sent round in the 2017-03-03 (OSMF board) email.
| Accepted 2017-03-14 with ultimately 5 votes in favour
Previous action items
2016-05-28: Martijn to find someone to work with to distill action items and next steps for diversity objectives
2016-05-28: Martijn/Kate to draft diversity policy
2016-05-28: Ilya to compile a draft of an OSMF monthly newsletter from WG & board minutes
2016-08-19: Mikel to review his notes for an agenda/list of topics for the last F2F
2016-08-19: Mikel to put LC discussion notes on the board wiki
2016-05-28: Frederik/Paul to prepare transparency doc from transparency session
2016-08-19: Mikel to send round bullet points on diversity policy proposal
2016-08-19: Ilya to look at implementing means for members to view the membership register
2016-09-25: Martijn to talk to Grant about doing recurrent donations during membership sign-up and/or renewal
2016-09-25: Martijn to notify board when US has done policy on smaller grants
2016-09-25: Mikel to find diversity text
2016-10-28: Peter to create a page on the wiki, listing software products which are used by OSMF and aren't open-source
2016-12-16: Frederik to incorporate discussion points about Advisory board and continue the discussion in the board mailing list
2017-02-21: Paul to separate the SotM net profit discussion items and start the follow-up discussions
Frederik will start a circular about the 2017 budget (done)
|The board will have a face-to-face meeting in May. Discussion about arrangements.
|The Advisory Board is an entity separate from the OSMF board of directors, composed of individuals - either nominated by corporate members of the OSMF or invited directly by the OSMF board of directors. Notes from previous discussions: Feb 2017, Jan 2017 and Dec 2016.
Working Group reporting / transparency
|Continuation of the discussion that took place during the previous board meeting.
LWG remit and activities documents
|The Licensing Working Group has contacted the board about approval or suggestion of changes to updated remit and activities documents. The difference to the old 2013 document, that is still on the website, is mainly that the LWG has split the single documents into a long term stable part and an annual planned activities document that matches what the LWG proposed as a budget.
|Rob Nickerson (State of the Map coordinator) notified the board that sponsorship is more challenging this year as there is less time, fewer people, frequent waiting periods as companies make decisions and other SotM and OSM donation drives.
|There has been a flurry of new map editing activity from “Pokemon Go” players. The board is taking steps to ensure that there are official communication channels open between Pokemon Go and the OpenStreetMap community.
E-mail address through API
|There has been a proposal for our API to include a user's e-mail address in its /user/details response (Pull request and discussion). The LWG, when contacted to verify that implementation is ok with regard to privacy, recommended that this issue needs a board decision, as such a major change in policy and in risk levels, is neither a legal, nor a technical/operational question.
Closed portion of meeting
The OSMF board will have a closed session portion of the meeting.
Admin. Assistant's contract
|The OSMF board will have a discussion about the Admin. Assistant's contract, which has recently ended.
Tuesday, 2017-04-18 at 20:00 London time
Meetings are recurring on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 20:00 London time, unless rescheduled.