The State of the Map conference in Birmingham is winding down (although today there’s a very lively room full of fifty OpenStreetMap hackers in way number 32637693) We’ll bring you a summary of all the SotM excitement soon. But before that… some OpenStreetMap Foundation business.
On Saturday we held the Foundation Annual General Meeting.
Simon Poole, chairman of the board, conducted proceedings and gave his summary of the past year’s foundation news, and then we held a vote.
Board election results:
As Frederik announced on the mailing list, Dermot McNally and Oliver Kühn were both re-elected to the board. Congratulations to them. And they are joined by Kate Chapman.
Kate Chapman said in her manifesto: “Generally I would like to see the OSMF assist OSM in becoming more diverse, I think my experience through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T.) can help make that happen”. Welcome to the board Kate!
The vote counts looked like this:
- Kate Chapman 114
- Dermot McNally 85
- Oliver Kühn 57
- Roland Olbricht 54
- Kai Krueger 42
- Gregory Marler 40
- Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak 13
Thank you to all of the candidates for taking part in this process.
Articles of Association
We also voted on adoption of new Articles of Association, and 92% voted in favour, and so this is accepted.
On the issue of whether to allow corporate members to vote, opinions were a little more divided. The count was: For:75; Against:59; Abstain:14. This means a 58% yes vote, and the target of 75% has not been reached, so the amendment is not accepted.
You can read a little more about the points discussed at the AGM, in the draft meeting minutes.