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Revision as of 21:22, 10 June 2020


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Previous minutes

Circular Resolutions


2020/Res25 Approve financial hardship fee waiver 2020051310000099

The Board currently decides on membership applications for a fee waiver due to financial need on a case-by-case basis.

Unanimously accepted on 2020-05-26 with 7 votes in favour: Tobias Knerr, Paul Norman, Rory McCann, Guillaume Rischard, Joost Schouppe, Allan Mustard (I can see a student in [reducted country] as having financial need, and they are an active mapper #comment modified as it contained identifiable information), Mikel Maron.

2020/Res26 Accept the Active Contributor Program as outlined by MWG

The MWG has been working on the framework for implementing the Active Conttributor membership program. This is made possible by a vote during the 2019 AGM. The working group has consulted the community and written down the details of the implementation here. The Board agrees with the MWG further implementing the program as outlined there.

Unanimously accepted on 2020-06-01 with 7 votes in favour: Joost Schouppe, Allan Mustard ("When we recieve an application..." should be spelled "receive"), Paul Norman, Tobias Knerr, Mikel Maron (Would like to see how the 42 mapping days cut off plays out. It seems a bit high to me, but fair enough to give it a try and adjust later if needed), Rory McCann, Guillaume Rischard.

2020/Res27 Adopt LWG recommendation for standard style tile license

Following the recommendation of the LWG, the board decides that map tiles in the "standard" style produced on and provided from OSMF infrastructure are licensed as a ODbL 1.0 Produced Work with no additional terms effective July 1st 2020.

Accepted on 2020-06-02 with 6 votes in favour: Paul Norman, Joost Schouppe, Allan Mustard, Rory McCann, Mikel Maron, Tobias Knerr.
1 not voted: Guillaume Rischard.

2020/Res28 Select Microgrant observers

We received four applications to monitor the Microgrants team. We select Mike Collinson and Craig Allan for the job. They will receive meeting invites by the chair of the Microgrants team and have access to all the docs.

Unanimously accepted on 2020-06-05 with 7 votes in favour: Joost Schouppe, Guillaume Rischard, Mikel Maron, Allan Mustard, Tobias Knerr, Rory McCann, Paul Norman.

2020/Res29 Grant Cesium permission to use our trademark in their product “Cesium OSM Buildings“

Accepted on 2020-06-05 with 4 votes in favour: Guillaume Rischard, Joost Schouppe, Allan Mustard, Rory McCann (I interpret this question as granting them conditional permission to use the “OSM” trademark while the dateset is nearly entirely based on OSM data, they remain a good player in the OSM space, and that the OSMF reserves the right to withdraw this if things change, or with an appropriate notice, and hence vote yes).
1 disagreed: Paul Norman (We should have conditions that their product must remain based on OSM data without adding in other data sources and that we can revoke permission after giving notice).
2 abstained: Tobias Knerr (self-declared conflict of interest), Mikel Maron (self-declared conflict of interest).

2020/Res30 Approve official accounts for 2019

Report of the Directors and unaudited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 for OpenStreetMap Foundation (10 pages, file type: .pdf, file size: 21 KB)

The accounts reflect Michelle's* figures which you all have access to in Xero, without the need for any adjustments, other than moving the corporation tax refund to debtors.

The corporation tax charge for the year of £6,963 is based on the net conference income less scholarship costs. The Profit and Loss account figure of £2,710 includes the adjustment of £4,253 on the previous year’s provision.

The changes in directors have been included, and I guess whichever of us has access to a printer can sign them.

Unanimously accepted on 2020-06-06 with 7 votes in favour: Allan Mustard, Guillaume Rischard, Paul Norman, Joost Schouppe, Rory McCann, Tobias Knerr, Mikel Maron.

* Michelle Heydon (accountant)

2020/Res31 Approve the microgrant finalists proposed by the microgrants committee on June 5, 2020

Proposal attached [1]. This increases the number of projects beyond limit we previously set to 13 [2].

Voting closes on 2020-06-17. Voting was cancelled.

[1] Will be linked after voting has closed or finalists have been notified.
[2] Total of the 13 projects: €47,358

2020/Res32 Approve financial hardship fee waiver 2020061010000048

The Board currently decides on membership applications for a fee waiver due to financial need on a case-by-case basis.

Voting closes on 2020-06-17.

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