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Draft Agenda
Location: Mumble, Tuesday 2017-07-18, 20:00 London time


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Previous minutes

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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
2016-05-28: 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
2017-06-20: Frederik to talk to Peter about writing a blog post for the F2F meeting (done, post)
2017-06-20: Martijn to check with OSM-US if he can share the OSM-US draft policy for small grants (done)
2017-06-20: Martijn to draft message to HOT board about having a seat on the AB upfront & ask if the current Corporate Membership levels are ok or if they want a discount

Topics: Microgrants | Welcome Mat | Corp. Edit. | FR LC vote | Geocod. Guide. | Keynote | Admin.

Microgrant Fundraising

Discussion about raising funds for a microgrants program. Providing microgrants was a topic discussed extensively during the Face-to-Face board meeting in May. A dedicated blog post with more details about the program will come out in August.

Welcome Mat

Another topic discussed extensively during the Face-to-Face board meeting in May. The Welcome Mat will be a guide to organisations and corporations that want to be involved with OSM. It will have information to familiarise themselves with the project, the community and especially to learn our expectations and their responsibilities. Please note that the name may change.

Corporate editing policy - seek public input

There is an increased interest on OSM from corporations who have employees that edit in their daytime. This might create communication problems between paid and volunteer mappers, or even an imbalance of power. Out of this situation the question arises on how to regulate this to ensure fair play. The board had asked the Data Working Group to work on a corporate editing policy, in a manner that it has sufficient community input, and before anything is decided to come back to the board. The views of the community members will be collected through a survey. Related discussions: June 2017, April 2017

Vote on FR Local Chapter

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) to provide comments on the application till the 30th of June. Related update: June 2017
Lead: Martijn
FR Local Chapter vote
Accept OpenStreetMap France (OSM-FR) as the OSMF Local Chapter for France.

Geocoding guideline

The Licensing Working Group has produced a draft Geocoding Guideline and FAQ that was open for comments (1, 2). The consultation phase has ended. Related update: June 2017


Request from Advisory Board member to allow more time to comment

The Advisory Board has been sent the draft Geocoding Guideline. Bing has asked if the Geocoding Guideline can be finalised after the 17th of August, in order to have some more time to comment.

State of the Map 2017 Keynote

Kate was invited to give the SotM 2017 Keynote speech and had accepted, but unfortunately she won't be able to do it. Discussion about who else could be the Keynote speaker. The deadline for the decision is the 23rd of July.

Administrative Assistant

The board has previously agreed that it has not yet been explained to the membership what the work of the Administrative Assistant is and the ways in which it is beneficial to the board. This topic was raised again during the Face-to-Face board meeting in May. Related discussion: April 2017

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