Board/Minutes/2021-11

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Date and time: Friday, 26 November 14:00 UTC - Countdown

Location: Video room https://osmvideo.cloud68.co/user/ror-nt7-6tu
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Administrative

Previous minutes

Circular Resolutions

2021/Res39 Approve active contributor membership application 2021101010000216

The Board currently decides on active contributor membership applications based on non-mapping contributions on a case-by-case basis.

Did not pass on 2021-11-02 with
4 not voted: Allan Mustard, Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier, Mikel Maron.
3 votes against: Tobias Knerr, Eugene Alvin Villar (No mapping activity for almost a year and the list of non-mapping contributions are not described clearly. Given that this is a renewal application, I would have opted to give the applicant a chance but the activity, mapping or non-mapping, is too little.), Amanda McCann (No OSM edits in the last ~11 months. No details on other OSM contributions, except a confusing, and unclear reference to “OSMF meetings” which doesn't make sense. They may wish to reapply is they provide more details, or correct their application.)

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

2021/Res40 Approve active contributor membership application 2021101210000123

The Board currently decides on active contributor membership applications based on non-mapping contributions on a case-by-case basis.

Did not pass on 2021-11-02 with
3 not voted: Allan Mustard, Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier
2 votes in favour: Mikel Maron, Eugene Alvin Villar (Some sporadic mapping activity over the past year, and given that this is a renewal application and the non-mapping activities are clear enough for me, I will accept this membership application.)
1 vote against: Amanda McCann (Not enough details on their current OSM contributions. The OSM using account shows very few mapping edits lately. No details & links on their other OSM contributions were provided. I'm voting no this application, but I think they should reapply, but this time provinding links & details on their other contributions.)
1 abstained: Tobias Knerr (Some non-mapping activity, but it is not described with sufficient detail to make a clear call.)

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

2021/Res41 Define the remaining responsibilities of the FOSS Policy Special Committee

The board would like the FOSS Policy Special Committee to complete the following tasks:
  • Perform another inventory of the OSMF's software landscape in 2022 and compare the outcome with the previous inventory
  • Document lessons learned and recommendations and for future inventory rounds
  • Publish, and present to the board, the results of the inventory and the recommendations

Additionally, the committee may choose to offer assistance with any opportunities for migrating to open solutions that present themselves before the completion of the 2022 inventory.

It is expected that the committee will wind down afterwards. For future inventory rounds, a special committee or some other body may be convened by the board again (taking into consideration any lessons learned by the current committee).

Accepted on 2021-11-15 with 6 votes in favour:Jean-Marc Liotier, Eugene Alvin Villar, Mikel Maron, Amanda McCann, Allan Mustard, Tobias Knerr.
1 not voted: Guillaume Rischard

Circular by Tobias Knerr.

2021/Res42 Approve active contributor membership application 2021110910000057

The Board currently decides on active contributor membership applications based on non-mapping contributions on a case-by-case basis.

Accepted on 2021-11-21 with 6 votes in favour: Eugene Alvin Villar, Guillaume Rischard, Tobias Knerr, Mikel Maron, Allan Mustard, Amanda McCann.
1 not voted: Jean-Marc Liotier.

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

2021/Res43 Approve active contributor membership application 2021111010000161

The Board currently decides on active contributor membership applications based on non-mapping contributions on a case-by-case basis.

Accepted on 2021-11-21 with 5 votes in favour: Eugene Alvin Villar, Guillaume Rischard, Tobias Knerr, Mikel Maron, Allan Mustard.
1 abstained: Amanda McCann (Not as much information provided as I would like. I defer to the rest of the board).
1 not voted: Jean-Marc Liotier.

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

2021/Res44 Approve active contributor membership application 2021111510000152

The Board currently decides on active contributor membership applications based on non-mapping contributions on a case-by-case basis.

Not accepted on 2021-11-26 with 4 votes against:
Amanda McCann (Does not appear to have made sustained contributions to OSM. They could pay the 15gbp fee, or do constant contributions.)
Mikel Maron (Mapper for just a few months — work towards 42 mapping days or reapply after a year with more experiences organizing osm.)
Eugene Alvin Villar (Very new mapper with just not enough mapping contributions. The non-mapping activities provided does not seem sufficient enough for me. I would love for the applicant to try again in several months (or just map for 31 more days to get automatic membership!) for us to fairly evaluate their commitment to OSM.)
Allan Mustard (Concur with the others. They need to map a bit more.)
3 not voted: Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier, Tobias Knerr.

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

Action item updates

See Board/Action_Items.

Treasurer's report

Advisory Board - monthly update

Presentation by the LCCWG Moderation Subcommittee

Monthly presentation - OSMCha

OSMCha presentation by Wille Marcel.

Any other business

Guest comments or questions

Open to all OSMF members (join the OpenStreetMap Foundation).

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Next meeting

Open board meetings take place online once a month, usually on the last Friday of the month at 14:00 UTC. The recurring meeting day and time might change after the board election on 2021-12-11.

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