Location: Mumble, Thursday 2018-01-25, 21:00 London time
2nd part of the January 2018 meeting. (1st part)
- 1 Participants
- 2 Large Bitcoin donations
- 3 State of the Map Policy
- 4 Circular resolutions - procedure
- 5 Board representative on the trademark license subcommittee
- 6 Directed Editing Policy
- 7 Dorothea's contract 2018
- 8 Quorum on circular resolutions
- 9 Belgium Local Chapter application
- 10 Prioritising 2018
- 11 Advisory Board - monthly update
- 12 Any other business
- 13 Next meeting
Open to all OSMF 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.
Large Bitcoin donations
|We recently received a large donation of 18 Bitcoins - currently worth over €200,000 - from the Pineapple Fund! Two weeks ago we also received over 2.3 BTCs - worth €30,000 (£27,000) - from another anonymous donor. Read more here |
Thanks to both for supporting OpenStreetMap!
We have cashed out the 2.3 BTC donation (tweet, osmf-talk), as well as 12 out of the 18 Bitcoins from the Pinapple donation and we are in the process of cashing out the rest 6 BTCs. See BTC transactions here. Please note that the two recent 2.99 BTC inputs are not donations but OSMF Bitcoins, which come from a few failed attempts to cash-out portions of the Pineapple donation.
State of the Map Policy
|The State of the Map (SotM) conference is the annual, international conference of OpenStreetMap and it is organised by the SotM Working Group of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Regional SotM conferences (such as SotM-Asia, SotM-Africa, SotM-LatAm) are organised exclusively by local teams, which run their own sponsorship programs and have separate budgets from the OSM Foundation. |
This distinction is not always clear, sometimes creating confusion (for example, sponsors of regional SotM events mistakenly sending emails to the OSMF SotM Working Group). Additionally, there could be occasions where the regional SotM event dates might clash with the dates of the international SotM and there is the danger that the name "State of the Map" might be used by a corporate player for an unrelated event.
To avoid these problems, a document or policy with a very lean set of rules for anyone interested to organise an event and call it "State of the Map" will be created.
Circular resolutions - procedure
|The Board Rules of Order stipulate:
The circulars' procedure will be discussed.
Board representative on the trademark license subcommittee
|The board has accepted the LWG proposed trademark license subcommittee structure with two members of the Licensing Working Group and one board member. Discussion about who the board representative will be.|
Directed Editing Policy
|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 (DWG) 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. |
Dorothea's contract 2018
|Dorothea's contract is up in March. We need to make a decision to extend it for a year (or some other period) and any terms that may need changing, if any. We invite feedback from members, either on osmf-talk or at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Quorum on circular resolutions
|Circular resolutions are board resolutions on time-sensitive issues agreed prior to a board meeting.|
The Articles of Association currently stipulate a quorum of two: "87. The Board may meet together for the dispatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings as they think fit, and determine the quorum necessary for the transaction of business. Unless otherwise determined, two shall be a quorum. Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes. In case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote."
Belgium Local Chapter application
|OpenStreetMap Belgium has applied to become the OSMF Local Chapter for Belgium. All necessary documents and translations have been received.
|Prioritising 2018 tasks. Some ongoing and potential tasks are listed on the 2017 overview.|
Advisory Board - monthly update
|The Advisory Board (AB) 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. The OSMF Board of Directors will publicly minute, in the board meeting minutes, any communication sent to, or received from, the AB. This monthly section is reserved for this purpose. |
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 15th of February, at 21:00 London time, unless rescheduled.