Annual General Meetings/2021/Suggested resolutions
This page includes the wikified content of the suggested resolution and notes. After the 2021 Annual General Meeting it will also contain the results of the votings.
- Articles of Association (AoA) change (special resolution): At least 75% needed to pass and only normal (regular) members can vote.
Suggested change to the Articles of Association
The following resolution, proposing
- a change to the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) Articles of Association to count time as associate member for board candidacy requirements (special resolution)
is suggested by the OSMF Board of Directors for the 15th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation.
Vote 1: Count time as associate member for board candidacy requirements (special resolution)
The board discovered an Articles of Association (AoA) oversight during the preparations for last year's elections: People who have been part of the OSMF for a long time, but spent much of that time as associate members, may be prevented from running for the board because they do not formally meet the requirement of having been a member for 180 days. This is because "associate members" are, counter-intuitively, not treated as a subset of "members" in the Articles of Association. The board is considering to propose to the membership a change to paragraph 79 of the Articles of Association.
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