Board/Minutes/2022-01

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Date and time: Thursday, 27 January 2022, 13:00 UTC - Countdown

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Circular Resolutions

2022/Res01 Approve active contributor membership application 2021121410000054

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

Accepted on 2022-01-13 with
3 votes in favour: Mikel Maron, Tobias Knerr, Eugene Alvin Villar (When I checked the applicant's HDYC profile, they have already met the minimum 42 days of mapping thanks to a sprint of mapping in [month], so I see no reason to reject this application as it stands.)
2 abstained: Amanda McCann, Roland Olbricht (Is regularly active, and pattern does not look like only paid mapping. On the other hand has mapped mostly buildings for quite some time, apparently never a relation: looks rather like a beginner. Given that we want more participation from Africa and that the 15 GBP are expensive there, it make sense to let [them] join. Disclaimer: I'm still calibrating my standards, I have not seen that much applications so far.)
2 not voted: Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

2022/Res02 Update Board Rules of Order to mention NextCloud polls for circular resolutions

To change §7.3 of the Board Rules of Order from:

> Any board member has the right to request a circular resolution at any time, by the means which electronic circulars are implemented (currently Loomio) together with a reasoning to the board mailing list. The reasoning should describe why the proposed resolution is in the best interests of OSMF.

to:

> Any board member has the right to request a circular resolution at any time, by the means which electronic circulars are implemented (currently OSMF's NextCloud Polls, or if needed Loomio) together with a reasoning to the board mailing list. The reasoning should describe why the proposed resolution is in the best interests of OSMF.

This allows the use of NextCloud Polls on files.osmfoundation.org for circular resolutions, and makes clear they count from now on. Added text is in bold, but is not included in Board Rules of Order.

Accepted on 2022-01-20 with
4 votes in favour: Amanda McCann, Roland Olbricht, Tobias Knerr, Guillaume Rischard (Mikel said: "Someone else vote yes and we can stop wasting each other's time")
1 against: Mikel Maron (Let's make the Board Rules or Order generic to any technology. My preference is to simply strike "(currently Loomio)" from the text.)
2 not voted: Jean-Marc Liotier, Eugene Alvin Villar

Circular by Amanda McCann.

2022/Res03 Approve active contributor membership application 2022011110000195

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

Accepted on 2022-01-21 with
3 votes in favour:
- Mikel Maron
- Roland Olbricht (The provided information is too incomplete for me, because I have no idea what "Global Projects Manager" actually means. Other than that, [they are] capable of mapping after having a look at the three most recent changesets (added a street and a POI with useful tags, gave an unnamed river a name). Thus benefit of the doubt.)
- Eugene Alvin Villar (This is a membership renewal, and while they haven't mapped much this past year, they have created, managed, and helped validate several HOT tasking manager projects.)
2 abstained:
- Tobias Knerr
- Amanda McCann (Unsure. I find the combination of their job description & level of mapping strange. I defer to other board members.)
2 not voted: Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier.

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

Action item updates

See Board/Action_Items.

Treasurer's report

Software dispute resolution panel for iD

Fundraising committee meetings

Membership prerequisites and April General Meeting preparations

Next OSMF Board screen-to-screen meeting (2022Q1)

OpenStreetMap Austria Local Chapter Application

OSMF account for Communication Working Group's promotional material programme and direct charging

Contributions without individual OSM accounts

Moderation team suggestion from LCCWG

Advisory Board - monthly update

Monthly presentation - Operation Fistula

Operation Fistula presenters: Seth Cochran and Dolly Andriatsiferana. Project's OSM wiki page

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Closed session

Dorothea's contract renewal

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