Working Groups

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Working Groups are a relatively new to the Foundation and we see them becoming increasingly effective during 2009. Working Groups generally consist of at least one member of the board and general OSMF volunteer members. This page is a work in progress to tell you what each group does and who are its members.

License Working Group

  • Issues relating the the current license for OSM data
  • Migrating to a new license


  • Steve Coast (Group Chairman, OSM Board)
  • Grant Slater (Technical team representative)
  • Jordan Hatcher (Invited expert from Open Data Commons)
  • Michael Collinson (Secretary, OSM Board)
  • Henk Hoff (OSM Board)
  • Mat Amos
  • Ulf Möller

You can get in touch with the whole team at:

Data Working Group


  • Mikel Maron (Group Chairman, OSM Board)
  • Andy Robinson (OSM Board)
  • Steve Coast (OSM Board)
  • Grant Slater
  • Matt Amos
  • Tom Hughes
  • Dave Stubbs

Technical Working Group


  • Steve Coast
  • Tom Hughes
  • Grant Slater
  • Jon Burgess

You can get in touch with the whole team at:

Communication Working Group

  • Support and maintain the OSM Foundation website
  • Support and maintain communication tools between OSM Foundation members and board
  • Promote communication within the OSM community
  • Improve tools for supporting OSM membership subscriptions and renewals.


  • Michael Collinson (Group Chairman, OSM Board)
  • Mikel Maron (OSM Board)

StateoftheMap Organizing Committee

The StateoftheMap Organzing Committee are responsible for the organization and execution of the 2009 StateoftheMap conference. You can get in touch with the whole team at:


Local Chapters Working Group

The Local Chapters Working Group are responsible for running the process of setting up federated OSM-Foundation local groups. More. Latest working draft of the Federation agreement. The group’s members are: