Annual General Meetings/2024

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18th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation

The 18th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) will be held online in the IRC chat room #osmf-gm on the IRC network, on Saturday 19 October 2024, 16:00 UTC (countdown), unless rescheduled.


To be added here after the election.

Proposed resolutions

Currently there are no resolution proposed by the OSMF board or the membership.

Board Election

Foundation members will vote to elect four new board members in December. There are seven seats on the board. The OSM wiki has more information.

Voting instructions and FAQ

Link to be added.

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

The voting emails from OpaVote (will be sent to eligible OSM Foundation members on the 12th of October 2024, after 16:00 UTC) will link directly to the voting page, which will be 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 (link to be added) 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.
  • Cookies must also be allowed to avoid sending an empty vote.

Here (link to be added) is a preview of how the actual voting page should look (except the red arrows and the fake candidate list).

Facilitator for the questions to the board candidates

The board has asked Brian Sperlongano to be the facilitator.

Brian Sperlongano is a map hobbyist from Rhode Island, USA, who has contributed to OpenStreetMap since 2010, when he began mapping hiking trails. From 2022-2024 he served on the OpenStreetMap US board of directors, serving as Secretary and Vice President. He runs StreetFerret, an OSM-based tracking and statistics service for athletes. His other initiatives include the OSM Americana map style, a community vector tile server, a wikidata error checker for US boundaries, and browser plugins for displaying human-readable wikidata on He has shepherded five proposals through the OSM proposal process and given several talks on OSM-related topics at conferences at OSM mappy hours.

Access to OpaVote online platform

  • Dorothea Kazazi (Administrative Assistant)
  • Pending.

Confirmation of OpaVote results with OpenSTV


Key dates


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last general meeting
  3. Chairperson’s report
  4. Treasurer’s report
  5. Personnel committee's report
  6. Election to Board
  7. Any other business