Location: Mumble, Thursday 2017-11-16, 21:00 London time
- 1 Participants
- 2 Administrative
- 3 Previous action items
- 4 Planning the 2017 Annual General Meeting (update)
- 5 Membership Drive (update)
- 6 Travel policy update
- 7 Welcome Mat (update)
- 8 Grant for hardware
- 9 Any other business
- 10 Next meeting
- 11 Meeting end
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Previous action items
The list is sortable and items that were assigned to two persons appear twice.
|Name||Date||Action item and status|
|All||2017-10-26||to go back to the State of the Map Working Group about what a statement regarding the SotM policy might look like. |
# If a reply takes longer than anticipated the announcement might have to be made anyway, as timing is crucial.
|Frederik/Paul||2016-05-28||to prepare transparency document from transparency session|
|Ilya||2016-08-19||to look at implementing means for members to view the membership register |
# Got key from Tom for accessing the server. Administrative work done, programming not yet.
|Kate/Paul||2017-09-21||to write to F. Davies and see if he's still available to offer legal advice regarding conflicts of interest|
|Kate||2017-08-24||to write to the Advisory Board list about microgrants|
|Kate||2017-08-24||to contact Michael about closing inactive mailing lists that she is an admin of|
|Kate/Martijn||2016-05-28||to draft diversity policy |
# No progress to report. Low priority.
|Martijn||2017-10-26||to follow up with Dermot about the voting process for the 2017 Board election |
|Martijn||2017-10-26||to raise the question to the Advisory Board about whether they would like to have an archive of the AB mailing list. |
|Martijn||2017-07-18||to look at the process of regular reporting by the Local Chapters to the board and vice versa. |
|Martijn/Kate||2016-05-28||to draft diversity policy |
# No progress to report. Low priority.
|Mikel||2017-10-26||to check with Rob about the State of the Map 2018 lead |
|Mikel||2017-08-24||to send email on the list to find businesses that would like to offer input on the Welcome Mat|
|Mikel||2016-08-19||to send round bullet points on diversity policy proposal|
|Paul/Kate||2017-09-21||to write to F. Davies and see if he's still available to offer legal advice regarding conflicts of interest|
|Paul||2017-02-21||to separate the State of the Map (SotM) net profit discussion items and start the follow-up discussions|
|Paul||2016-10-28||to create a page on the wiki, listing software products which are used by OSMF and are closed-source and/or are externally hosted |
# Was Peter's
|Paul/Frederik||2016-05-28||to prepare transparency document from transparency session|
|Peter||2017-04-18||to make a list of requirements for email self-hosting and discuss them with the OWG|
Planning the 2017 Annual General Meeting (update)
|Annual General Meetings are held once per year with the main order of business being to present the financial accounts for the last year, and election of new board members. |
Membership Drive (update)
| Members are vital to our project and we welcome all who support our goals to join us. We are running 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. Join the Foundation - the future of the project should be shaped by the people who care about it the most. |
Previous discussion: August 2017
The Membership drive was proposed during the Face-to-Face board meeting in May.
Travel policy update
| Discussion about updating the current travel policy and possibly having a yearly standing budget for small travel grants, available to mappers and developers who would like to attend an OpenStreetMap event. It has been proposed that the process should be standardised, the budget limited and the amounts claimed -as well as the name of the persons- public. The updated travel policy would not be for events where there are already scholarships available, like State of the Map, but rather for smaller events like hack weekends or developer meetings, or occasions when someone involved in OSM backend coding would like to receive funding to attend (for example) a Ruby conference.|
Previous discussion: September 2017
Welcome Mat (update)
|The Welcome Mat will be a guide to organisations and corporations that want to be involved with OpenStreetMap. It will have information to familiarise themselves with the project, the community and especially to learn our expectations and their responsibilities. |
Previous discussions: September 2017, August 2017, July 2017.
The Welcome Mat was proposed during the Face-to-Face board meeting in May. Please note that the name might change.
Grant for hardware
|Grant for operations (new hardware).|
Any other business
Meetings now take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 21:00 London time, unless rescheduled.
The next monthly board meeting will be on the 21st of December, at 21:00 London time, unless rescheduled.