Annual General Meetings/2020

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14th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation was held online in the IRC chat room #osmf-gm on the IRC network, at 16:00 UTC on Saturday, 12 December 2020.

The IRC wiki page had information on how to connect to IRC.


Winners were Tobias Knerr, Jean-Marc Liotier, and Eugene Alvin Villar.

Anonymised ballots and detailed results are available on the OSMF website:

Anonymised ballots and detailed results were also available at the Opavote website till 13 Feb 2021 at 16:11 UTC.

The proposed Articles of Association (AoA) change and the other three resolutions passed.

Board Election

Foundation members will vote to elect a new board in December.

  • You do not need to attend the meeting to vote but you need to be a member or associate member throughout the period of 90 days prior to the date of the meeting. The deadline for becoming a new member eligible to vote for the board candidates of your choice is 12 September 2020 23:59:59 UTC
  • The OSM wiki has more information.

Voting instructions and FAQ

Voting information, instructions and FAQ.

IMPORTANT - Test your browser settings, otherwise you might send an empty vote

The voting emails from Opavote (to be sent on the 5th of December 2020, after 16:00 UTC) link directly to the voting page, which is listing each candidate in random order and allowing you to rank the candidates in order of preference.

If you do not see the names of the candidates on the page linked from the voting email:

  • Please make sure that you have Javascript enabled. Disable any plugins that block content (like Decentraleyes or uBlock Origin). Otherwise the list of the candidates will not be visible and you will send an empty vote.
  • Test your browser settings before voting by visiting this sandbox voting page where you should see a list of OpenStreetMap editors (randomised each time you load the page). Use the same browser settings when you proceed to vote for the election and resolutions. The sandbox page is only for testing purposes: the vote button does not work and votes on the OSM editors are not counted.

This is how the voting pages should look (except the red arrows and fake candidate list):


The candidates' answers and manifestos are compiled here.

Michael Collinson was active 2006-2014ish as a board member, board secretary, SotM and chair of the License Working Group. More recently, he acted as an election observer for HOT and OSM US. Active mapper from 2005 till now. (Source)

Access to OpaVote online platform

Confirmation of OpaVote results with OpenSTV


  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of the last Meeting
  3. Chairperson’s report
  4. Treasurer’s report
  5. Election to Board
  6. Results of voting on the special resolution and on other suggested resolutions
  7. Any other business


Minutes and IRC log. Minutes were approved on 2021-12-11.