As the OpenSteetMap project rolls on and continues to grow exponentially (32,500+ registered users now!) the number of administrative tasks that crop up for the Foundation to do each month grows and it becomes more and more difficult for the management team to get around to dealing with everything and to advance the project into new areas.
We would like to invite anyone who wishes to get involved on the administrative side of the project to get in contact. Even if you can only devote a small amount of time it can be put to good use. What is most important is that you can offer the time on a regularly basis. If it is just a couple of hours next week and nothing after that it’s difficult to get a task rolling and see it through.
Some of the areas that the Foundation is working on or are organising currently include:
The State of the Map Conference
The proposed change in OSM Licence
Finances and fundraising for the project
Managing the OSMF membership
Local and targeted initiatives
Dealing with offers of support and queries
Supporting and promoting the community
There are however many other areas we wish to do more in, especially on things like OSM Merchandising and greater outreach around the world to name just two.
If you are interested or curious about getting involved on the administrative side of the project, then please get in touch with the secretary, Andy Robinson (blackadder) or one of the other board members. You will find us a warm and friendly group and you would be most welcome.