Contractors and employees

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The OSMF board, Working Groups and the Committees largely consist of volunteers. In some circumstance we also bring on individuals for paid work as employees or contractors for the Foundation, and additionally companies contracted for specific services.

Selected by the Board


None - currently (2021-07) OSMF is in the process of hiring a Senior Site Reliability Engineer (person selected)

Individual contractors

Long term

Recurring individual contractors

  • Recurring, Allen Gunn/Aspiration Tech for facilitating some of the annual board face-to-face or screen-to-screen meetings: 2021-02 (Funding decision), 2020-10, 2020-03, 2019-05 (Funding decision), 2015-02, 2014-02

Prior contractors

  • - 2017 Vivien Sheehan - Accountant (retired)

Long term service conctracts

Past contractors

  • 2020-2021 Transferwise - financial services
  • - 2020-06 Barclays Bank
  • 2015-2016 Skrill - financial services (used to retrieve money donated to us through "Flattr").

Short term contractors

Microgrants 2020-2021 (some in progress)

- Initial funding decision 2020-01: 10 projects max, 50.000 EUR max
- Voting on 12 project proposals and voting on 13th project proposal

  1. David Garcia (OSM wiki profile: mapmakerdavid) - Proposal for work on a free video tutorial for beginners about mapping pacific islands using OSM and QGIS
  2. Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova (OSMF Local Chapter) - Proposal for work on mapping villages and settlements in Kosovo - Report
  3. Libre Tech School - Proposal for work on teaching and learning OSM in Albania through LibreTech School
  4. MapBeks (OSM wiki profile: MapBeks) - Proposal for work on HIV facilities mapping in the Philippines on OpenStreetMap - Report
  5. Map Kibera - Proposal for work on water and sanitation mapping in Nairobi's informal settlements
  6. MapUganda - Proposal for work on mapping Uganda's new cities - Report
  7. Mateusz Konieczny (OSM wiki profile) - Proposal for work on tactile maps for blind or visually impaired children - Report
  8. OpenStreetMap Belgium (OSMF Local Chapter) - Proposal for work on road completion project - Report
  9. OpenStreetMap Ireland (OSMF Local Chapter) - Proposal for work on OSM Ireland Buildings - Report
  10. OpenStreetMap UK (OSMF Local Chapter) - Proposal for work on leaflets to promote OSM - Report
  11. Thomas Skowron (OSM wiki profile:Thomersch) - Proposal for work on OpenStreetMap calendar - Report
  12. Tobias Zwick (OSM wiki profile: Westnordost) - Proposal for work on map maintenance with StreetComplete - Report

Past contractors

More recent on top.

Selected by the Working Groups

by the Communications Working Group

Long term contractors

  • 2020-05 - now DeepL - machine translation services

by the Licensing Working Group

Long term contractors

  • Lawdit - Solicitors
  • Clarivate (Compumark) - Trademark watch

by the Membership Working Group

Past contractors

  • 2021 _ for work on CiviCRM, Funding decision 2021-01
  • 2019-10 - 2020 Mollie, payment processor (Paypal-like service integrated with CiviCRM)


  • This page is a work in progress and contains data from the more recent years.
  • Working Groups can contract people directly. While this page was created initially to list people contracted/hired directly by the board, Working Groups are of course free to enrich it.