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Draft Agenda
Location: Mumble, Tuesday 2017-06-20, 20:00 London time


Board members

  • Martijn van Exel
  • Mikel Maron
  • Paul Norman
  • Frederik Ramm


Open to all members

Not Present

  • Peter Barth
  • Kate Chapman
  • Ilya Zverev


Previous minutes

Circular Resolutions

2017/4: Fund Kate's travel to SotM Asia

2017/4: Fund Kate's travel to SotM Asia
SotM-Asia has asked Kate to keynote their conference in September in Nepal. While in the past she has found other ways to pay for this sort of travel, she can’t do that through her employer any more. As supporting the OSM Asia community is crucial to expanding the map she has asked whether the OSMF would fund the travel to the conference.
Accepted 2017-05-27 with ultimately 4 votes in favour: Ilya, Peter, Martijn, Mikel
Abstain 2: Frederik, Kate
Opposed 1: Paul

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 Working Group (WG) & board minutes
2016-08-19: Mikel to review his notes for an agenda/list of topics for the last Face-2-Face (F2F) (done)
2016-08-19: Mikel to put Local Chapters' (LC) discussion notes on the board wiki (done)
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 notify board when US has done policy on smaller grants
2016-10-28: Peter to create a page on the wiki, listing software products which are used by OSMF and aren't open-source
2017-02-21: Paul to separate the State of the Map (SotM) net profit discussion items and start the follow-up discussions
2017-04-18: Peter to make a list of requirements for self-hosting and discuss them with the OWG
2017-04-18: Peter to create page on OSM wiki regarding board meeting - which can be linked from the calendar
2017-05-09: Paul to get back to OSMUK with questions about the articles and the membership (done)
2017-05-09: Martijn to create initial draft of AB welcome email and solicit feedback from the board (done)
2017-05-09: Paul to find the contact email for the Italian LC (done)

F2F follow-up

The board had a face-to-face meeting in May (20-21). See also: May 2017, April 2017, March 2017.
Lead: Mikel


One of the topics discussed extensively during the F2F was providing microgrants.

LC applications - current status


OpenStreetMap United Kingdom (OSMUK) has applied to become the OSMF local chapter for the United Kingdom (including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands). Previous discussion: May 2017.
Lead: Martijn

UK LC vote

UK LC vote
Accept OpenStreetMap United Kingdom (OSMUK) as the OSMF local chapter for the United Kingdom (including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands).
Accepted with ultimately 4 votes in favour: Martijn, Mikel, Frederik, Paul


OpenStreetMap France (OSM-FR) has applied to become the OSMF local chapter for France. Please note that for consultation and as part of due diligence, the OSM community has been asked (on osmf-talk and talk-fr) for comments on the application.
Lead: Martijn

Announcing Gold Corporate Members

Proposal about announcing the companies that have signed-up or renewed their corporate memberships at the Gold tier, after the introduction of the new Corporate Membership program in October.
Lead: Martijn

Geocoding guideline status

The Licensing Working Group has produced a draft Geocoding Guideline and FAQ that is open for comments (1, 2). This consultation phase will run to the end of June.
Lead: Mikel

Corporate editing policy survey

Related discussion: April 2017.
Lead: Mikel


The board received an email from the HOT board on how they would like to open a collaborative dialogue with OSMF to explore new (and maybe better) ways to pursue our shared goals for strengthening OSM. Some of the options that have been discussed by the HOT board have been:
  • Exploring a formalisation of our working relationship, through thematic chapter license agreement or similar
  • Discussing how we can more proactively support each other. For example, through developing OSMF corporate membership options for NGOs like HOT
  • Supporting / participating in OSMF working groups
  • Better communications channels (both social media and board to board communications)
Lead: Frederik

Any other business

Closed portion of meeting

The OSMF board will have a closed session portion of the meeting.

Potential grant

Next meeting

The next meeting might be rescheduled - stay tuned!

Meetings are normally recurring on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 20:00 London time, unless rescheduled.

Meeting end