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Draft agenda - topics will get locked on 2020-07-20.

Date and time: Thursday, 30th of July 2020 at 17:00 London time - Countdown

Location: Video room
using BigBlueButton.



Board members



Open to all OSMF members.

Guests are welcome to speak at the end of the meeting on the topics that have been discussed.

Not Present


Previous minutes

Circular Resolutions


2020/Res33 Adopt update to Board Rules of Order to cover working groups and special committees

The proposed changes are in version "Version for circular vote" of Also attached*.

If and when agreed, will follow up with public note inviting feedback and openness to updates, and open up further discussion about additional needs.

Accepted on 2020-07-11 with 6 votes in favour: Paul Norman, Guillaume Rischard, Allan Mustard, Joost Schouppe, Tobias Knerr, Mikel Maron.
1 not voted: Rory McCann.

* (file type .odt, file size: 21 KB)

2020/Res34 Approve financial hardship fee waiver 2020070410000111

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

Did not pass on 2020-07-13 with 3 votes in favour: Tobias Knerr, Joost Schouppe, Allan Mustard (they have mapped 62 days this year, 1,627 changesets as of today).
4 did not vote: Paul Norman, Mikel Maron, Rory McCann, Guillaume Rischard.

Please note that there will be a second voting on this application, to try and reach the participation quota.

2020/Res35 Make progress towards a hiring framework

Tobias will send out the latest draft of the hiring framework for community consultation. The consultation will be open until the July board meeting. The board will use this document as a preliminary framework for any hiring-related steps until then.

Link to document.

Accepted on 2020-07-17 with 6 votes in favour: Paul Norman, Joost Schouppe, Mikel Maron, Rory McCann, Allan Mustard, Tobias Knerr.
1 abstained: Guillaume Rischard.

2020/Res36 Accept the new Local Chapters Agreement template for future applications

Link to document*.

Voting formally closes on 2020-07-26. 5 votes in favour so far: Mikel Maron, Tobias Knerr, Guillaume Rischard, Allan Mustard, Rory McCann.
2 have not voted yet: Paul Norman, Joost Schouppe.

* Please note that any OSM US specific parts will be substituted.
This will replace the current Local Chapter agreement.

2020/Res37 Approve financial hardship fee waiver 2020070410000111

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

Voting closes on 2020-07-28

Second voting on this application, as the first one did not reach the participation quota.

Previous action items

See Board/Action_Items.

Action items updates

Monthly Local Chapter presentation - OpenStreetMap France

OpenStreetMap France is an OSMF Local Chapter since 2017.

About this section: New idea: Invite a LC to speak at each OSMF Board meeting.


Carried over from the June public board meeting.

Adopting the hiring framework

Suggested by Tobias.

Proposal to hire a senior site reliability engineer

Suggested by Guillaume.

Funding of projects used in core infrastructure (Nominatim, osm2pgsql, Potlatch, iD)

Suggested by Guillaume.

Mostly inactive state of CWG

Carried over from the July mid-month meeting. Suggested by Paul.

Advisory Board split

Suggested by Mikel.

Trademark subcommittee

Suggested by Paul.

Advisory Board - monthly update

The Advisory Board members are separate from the OSMF board of directors - individuals are 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 members. This monthly section is reserved for this purpose.

Overview of board communications with representatives on the Advisory Board.
(single page displaying all the monthly updates that are linked below)
2020 Jan, Feb, May, Jun
2019 Jan, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct
2018 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
2017 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May (F2F), Oct


Any other business

Guest comments or questions

Next meeting

Board meetings take place online once a month.
New recurring date and time: On the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month, at 17:00 UTC.