Local Chapters and Communities Working Group/Meeting minutes/2021-04-26

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LCCWG 2021-03-22 meeting

  • Meeting started at 16:10 CEST

0. Attendance

Present

  • Adam - UK
  • Joost - BE
  • Maggie - US
  • Clifford - US
  • Geoffrey - UG
  • Jorge - PT

Not present

  • Eugene - PH (with apologies)
  • Anisa - IT
  • Rob - UK
  • Naveen - IN
  • Patrick - CH
  • Besfort - XK
  • Charles - ZM
  • Jonathan - BE
  • Sophie - UK

1. Administrative

1.1. Meeting chair

Chairing by Joost again

1.2. Approval of the 2021-02-22 meeting minutes

https://hackmd.io/ZVfwKYPcSJG7Ck8agEnuZA?view (note: still in draft) Approved.

1.3. Previous action items

Items in bold are updates in status or new action items.

Assigned Item Status Source
Eugene Work with OSM India to become an OSMF affiliate Pended
(GL#5)
2020-02 meeting
Maggie, Clifford Support the development of Microcosms Ongoing
(GL#7)
2020-02 meeting
Maggie, Joost Provide a tool for communities to welcome new mappers Ongoing
(GL#8)
2020-04 meeting
Ben Update OSM website to allow affiliated groups to message OSM users Ongoing
(GL#9)
2020-04 meeting
All Resolve overlapping OSMF and LC membership scheme Ongoing
(GL#11)
2020-06 meeting
Eugene Improve the affiliation scheme of the OSMF Not yet started
(GL#12)
GL#5
All Develop/design local community website template/tool Ongoing
(GL#13)
2020-09 meeting
Adam Update OSM website to highlight LCs Ongoing
(GL#14)
2020-10 meeting

2. WG focus items

Per the Terms of Reference, WG members should work on the focus items.

2.1. Building local community cohesion

2.1.1. Support the development of Microcosms (GL#7)

2.1.2. Provide a tool for communities to welcome new mappers (GL#8)

2.1.3. Update OSM website to allow affiliated groups to message OSM users (GL#9)

2.1.4. Develop/design local community website template/tool (GL#13)

2.1.5. Update the OSM website to highlight Local Chapters (GL#14)

  • Joost to ask advice from CWG
  • Joost to update the wiki page as suggested on issue 15

2.1.6 Talking with local and national governements

  • A lot of interest and activity in several chapters
  • Suggestion: meeting of people involved in this to exchange experience
  • Of note: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap_for_Government
  • Maybe a full day meeting; perhaps a series of talks and a workshop / birds of a feather.
  • Could be part of the next LC Congress
  • We will work on a talk at State of the Map together

2.2. Facilitating a global exchange of ideas

2.2.1. Moderation subcommittee

  • They are using NextCloud, but needed a budget
  • Felix from FOSS-WG started a trial, but with a set deadline
  • First drafts available soon for review by an inner bigger group

2.3. Improving the Local Chapters affiliation scheme

2.3.1. Resolve overlapping OSMF and LC membership scheme (GL#11)

2.3.3. Improve the affiliation scheme of the OSMF (GL#12)

3. Other business

3.1 Budget

  • Software development for local community website hosting tool/solution €1000 Eugene: Budget not needed if GitHub pages is the solution. Clifford: OSMF Microgrants can accept such funding for hosting; Rob: multi-year; Clifford says that Microgrants can be flexible in the future.
  • NextCloud instance to keep our subcommittee afloat and keep using ourselves in the future. For the subcommittee especially the forms feature is needed.

Voted and accepted

4. Next meeting


Meeting ended at 17:15 CEST.