(document template in libreoffice odt format)
(Updated template with text approved by the board on 2020-07-26: Circular 2020/Res36 https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board/Minutes/2020-07#2020.2FRes36_Accept_the_new_Local_Chapters_Agreement_template_for_future_applications)
''The OpenStreetMap Foundation is an international non-profit organisation supporting but not controlling the OpenStreetMap project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data and to providing geospatial data for anybody to use and share. OpenStreetMap Foundation local chapters are not-for-profit
'''1. Identity of the Parties'''
The Chapter and the Foundation each shall seek to mutually support the activities of the other. The Chapter shall represent the interests of its constituency to the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The declared goals of the Chapter must be aligned with those of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. If the Chapter is a sub-organisation of a larger body the goals of the larger body must not be in opposition to those of the Foundation.
'''4. Geographic limits'''
This Chapter will represent the interests of the local community in its designated geographic region of __________________________________. The Foundation will not establish any other local Chapter within the geographic region without consulting with the Chapter. The OpenStreetMap Foundation may permit thematic Chapters or other special purpose organisations of the Foundation to operate in its designated region.
'''5. OpenStreetMap logos and trademarks'''
5.1. The OpenStreetMap Foundation seeks to protect its interest in its trade and business marks, and other intellectual property in addition to ensuring that its good reputation is not tarnished by the improper use of those marks. In this agreement "OpenStreetMap related marks" refers to:
5.2. The Chapter is hereby granted a
5.3. The Chapter will respect any OpenStreetMap visual identity guidelines and intellectual property
5.4. The Chapter will not (i) register or otherwise attempt to obtain exclusive rights to any mark that is identical or similar to any of the OpenStreetMap related marks (ii) use any name (such as a domain name or company name) that is identical or similar to any of the OpenStreetMap related marks; except if so directed to by the Foundation.
The Chapter and the Foundation each run their own, independent membership scheme.
7.1 The Chapter shall seek to ensure in all dealings that it does not appear to speak for or act on behalf of the Foundation except insofar as may be agreed upon with the Foundation. The Foundation shall not speak or act on behalf of the Chapter except insofar as may be agreed upon with the Chapter.
7.2 The Chapter agrees to support the activities of the Foundation so far as it is permitted to do so and to refrain from (a) engaging in any illegal activity; (b) engaging in any social or political activism which
7.3 The Foundation agrees to support the activities of the Chapter and to as far as possible not engage in any activity that negatively impacts the work or image of the Chapter. The Foundation will take the interests of all its Chapters
8.1. The Chapter shall supply to the Foundation a copy of its current by-laws and or incorporation documents together with an accurate translation into English if not already in that language.
8.2. The Chapter is required to inform the Foundation of any planned or actual change in the by-laws, status,
8.3. The Foundation is required to inform the Chapter of any planned or actual change in the by-laws or status of the Foundation that might affect the Chapter or the continued existence or effectiveness of this contract.
'''10. Duration and revocation'''
10.2. The Foundation may terminate this agreement immediately
▲(b) if the Chapter ceases to support the goals outlined in clause 1 of this agreement; or
▲(c) if the Chapter materially breaches any term of this agreement.
'''11. Applicable Law'''
This agreement is subject to English law, without regard to conflict of law rules. The courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction
Prior to the commencement of any lawsuit, both parties agree to a mandatory mediation process, to be conducted before a certified mediator agreed by the parties or in the absence of agreement appointed by the Centre for