Annual General Meetings/2022

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16th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation

The 16th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) will be held online in the IRC chat room #osmf-gm on the IRC network, on Saturday 10 December 2022, 16:00 UTC (countdown), unless rescheduled.


This page and the IRC page on the OSM wiki will have information on how to connect to IRC. You will also be able to join via your browser:


Results of the election will be added to this section, after the Annual General Meeting.

Proposed resolutions

There are no resolution proposed by the OSMF board.

Board Election

Foundation members will vote to elect four new board members in December. There are seven seats on the board. The OSM wiki has more information.

Voting instructions and FAQ

Voting information, instructions and FAQ.

IMPORTANT - Test your browser settings, otherwise you might send an empty vote

The voting emails from OpaVote (will be sent to eligible OSM Foundation members on the 3rd of December, after 16:00 UTC) will link directly to the voting page, which will be listing each candidate in random order and allowing you to rank the candidates in order of preference.

If you do not see the names of the candidates on the page linked from the voting email:

  • Please make sure that you have Javascript enabled. Disable any plugins that block content (like Decentraleyes or uBlock Origin). Otherwise the list of the candidates will not be visible and you will send an empty vote.
  • Test your browser settings before voting by visiting this sandbox voting page where you should see a list of OpenStreetMap editors (randomised each time you load the page). Use the same browser settings when you proceed to vote for the election and resolutions. The sandbox page is only for testing purposes: the vote button does not work and votes on the OSM editors are not counted.
  • Cookies must also be allowed to avoid sending an empty vote.

This is a preview of how the actual voting page should look (except the red arrows and the fake candidate list).


Michael Collinson will gather the questions from the community, organise them and publish an official set for the candidates.

The candidates' answers and manifestos will be compiled here.

Michael Collinson was active 2006-2014ish as an OSMF board member, OSMF board secretary, SotM and chair of the OSMF Licensing Working Group. More recently, he acted as an election observer for Humanitarian OSM Team and OpenStreetMap United States Inc. (OSMF Local Chapter in the US). Active mapper from 2005 till now. (Source).

Access to OpaVote online platform

Confirmation of OpaVote results with OpenSTV

Key dates


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last general meeting
  3. Chairperson’s report
  4. Treasurer’s report
  5. Personnel committee's report
  6. Election to Board
  7. Any other business

Reports will be linked from the agenda before the General Meeting.

Draft minutes

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