Board/Minutes/2022-09

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Date and time: Thursday 22 September 2022, 13:00 UTC - Countdown

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2022/Res18 That the Board request that the Operations Working Group block tile access to a certain site

The OSMF Board requests that the Operations Working Group block tile access to the [ ]1 website, and keep it blocked until further notice.

Approved on 2022-08-28 with 4 votes in favour: Roland Olbricht (The site is particular non-open: non-viewable from outside Turkey. From through a VPN it looks like attribution is missing. Apparently, it is controversial, and the site not even allows to check whether the complaints are substantial. As we allow the usage of our tiles purely for the promotion of OpenStreetMap, I suggest to cut off that site.), Jean-Marc Liotier (Purpose of openstreetmap.org's default tiles is promoting the project by showing what is possible and letting users play with it. Usage by that site brought negative publicity, thus negating the purpose. Therefore I agree with blocking access. Tile usage is of course a topic entirely distinct from data usage.), Mikel Maron, Amanda McCann
1 against: Tobias Knerr (OSM exists to promote open data, not to promote board members' political views. If our de facto policy is to offer a free tile hosting service to "off-topic", but sympathetic causes, and deny a similar benefit to causes that do not align with board members' views, we're taking sides and stepping outside of OSM's mission.)
1 abstained: Eugene Alvin Villar (We cannot block the site from using our standard tiles based purely from the ODbL license, and from a strict reading of the OWG Tile Usage Policy, we could block the site because they do not provide attribution, but blocking is not our SOP when dealing with missing attribution. On the other hand, we provide our standard tile service mainly to promote OSM and for our mappers. In addition, the site may break local laws and does not provide good publicity for the project.)
1 did not vote: Guillaume Rischard

Circular by Amanda McCann.

Notes:

  • 1: Website removed after request by the Secretary.
  • Links were added to the vote explanations.

2022/Res19 Approve active contributor membership application #2022072910000052

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

Approved on 2022-09-04 with 4 votes in favour: Mikel Maron, Tobias Knerr, Eugene Alvin Villar, Roland Olbricht
1 against: Amanda McCann (Not enough information in the application for me to make a decision at this time. Please reapply providing more details, and links to sources of your contributions. I am unsure how to search for your contributions in Telegram.)
2 did not vote: Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

2022/Res20 Approve active contributor membership application #2022072910000016

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

Approved on 2022-09-04 with 3 votes in favour: Mikel Maron, Guillaume Rischard, Roland Olbricht
3 abstained: Eugene Alvin Villar (I will abstain because I consider [them] as a very good friend and so I think this constitutes a conflict of interest.), Amanda McCann (Unsure. I'd prefer to see more sources & information on recent contributions, but I've seen [name of the applicant] around enough. I defer to the rest of the Board.), Tobias Knerr
1 did not vote: Jean-Marc Liotier

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

Note: Name of applicant removed and pronoun changed to "them".

2022/Res21 Approve active contributor membership application #2022080210000074

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

Approved on 2022-09-04 with 5 votes in favour: Mikel Maron, Tobias Knerr, Amanda McCann (Organising geo conferences is important work that helps OSM), Eugene Alvin Villar, Roland Olbricht
2 did not vote: Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

2022/Res22 Approve active contributor membership application #2022081110000208

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

Approved on 2022-09-04 with 5 votes in favour: Mikel Maron, Tobias Knerr, Amanda McCann (WeeklyOSM is an important resource. People who contribute to that have contributed to OSM), Eugene Alvin Villar, Roland Olbricht
2 did not vote: Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

Note: link added.

2022/Res23 Approve active contributor membership application #2022081610000164

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

Approved on 2022-09-04 with 3 votes in favour: Mikel Maron, Eugene Alvin Villar, Roland Olbricht
1 against: Amanda McCann (Not enough information (16 words) in the application for me to make a decision at this time. Please reapply providing more details, and links to sources of your contributions.)
1 abstained: Tobias Knerr
2 did not vote: Guillaume Rischard, Jean-Marc Liotier

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

2022/Res24 Approve active contributor membership application #2022090710000125

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

Voting closes on 2022-09-19.

Application initially processed by the Membership Working Group.

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