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Draft Agenda
Location: Mumble, Thursday 2017-08-24, 20:00 London time

Note: The Geocoding guideline has been accepted.


Board members

  • Peter Barth
  • Kate Chapman (Chair)
  • Mikel Maron
  • Frederik Ramm
  • Ilya Zverev


Open to all members

Guests are welcome to speak at the end of the meeting on the topics that have been discussed. Please note that text messages sent on Mumble chat may not be seen by people who join using mobile apps.

Not Present

  • Paul Norman
  • Martijn van Exel


Previous minutes

Circular Resolutions

2017/5: Pay for Dorothea's travel to SotM, as per SotM-WG's request

2017/5: Pay for Dorothea's travel to SotM, as per SotM-WG's request
The State of the Map Organizing Committee has asked the board to cover Dorothea's costs to attend State of the Map 2017. Benefits stated were direct (support the scholars, sign up new OSMF members, take minutes at the Local Chapters Congress) and indirect (help build relationship with our sponsors).
Accepted 2017-08-05 with ultimately 4 votes in favour: Frederik Ramm, Peter Barth, Kate Chapman, Mikel Maron
Abstained 3: Paul Norman, Ilya Zverev, Martijn van Exel

Previous action items

2016-05-28: Martijn to find someone to work with to distil 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 (will be removed after request)
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
2017-06-20: Martijn to draft message to HOT board about having a seat on the Advisory Board upfront & ask if the current Corporate Membership levels are ok or if they want a discount

Geocoding guideline - voting

Accept the Geocoding guideline
The Licensing Working Group has sent the current draft (3rd of August) of the Geocoding Guideline to the board for approval as an official policy of the OSMF. Any substantial input from Advisory Board members can be incorporated to a later revision, if necessary. Related updates: July 2017, June 2017.''
Accepted 2017-08-24 with ultimately 5 votes in favour: Kate Chapman, Frederik Ramm, Ilya Zverev, Peter Barth, Mikel Maron

State of the Map 2017 - Debrief

The State of the Map (SotM) conference is the annual conference of OpenStreetMap and this year took place in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. (OSM wiki)

German Local Chapter application

FOSSGIS will apply to become the OSMF Local Chapter for Germany.
Previous discussion: July 2017.

Welcome Mat progress - next steps

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.
Previous discussion: July 2017.
The Welcome Mat was proposed during the Face-to-Face board meeting in May. Please note that the name may change.

Volunteer drive progress - next steps

The OSM Foundation runs successful money donation drives but money cannot always be used to buy time. So, we really need more volunteers to help run our project, which is why we will run a volunteer drive next year. If you can’t wait that long, you can join one of our great working groups now!
The Volunteer drive was proposed during the Face-to-Face board meeting in May.

Membership drive progress - next steps

Members are vital to our project and we welcome all who support our goals to join us. We will run a Membership drive to increase the number of members and -as importantly- to try to increase the representation from all places where people are mapping. Consider joining the Foundation, especially if you belong to an under-represented group.
The Membership drive was proposed during the Face-to-Face board meeting in May.

Next meeting

The recurring date and time of the monthly board meetings will change. Stay tuned!

Meeting end