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Date and time: Thursday 29 February, 13:30 UTC - Countdown

Location: Video room
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  • Welcome by Chair
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Approval of previous minutes

Circular Resolutions

2024/Res06 Fast track approval of one Engineering Working Group contract

The Engineering Working Group (EWG) has successfully contracted in late 2023 Gregory Igelmund to implement the mute users feature. Now there is a chance to use the momentum and approve a follow-up. Gregory, Andy Allan, and the EWG have sorted out how they would like to have the notes refactored and Gregory is waiting for green lights to start.

This requires the board to authorize for the EWG spending up to 5000 EUR on Gregory's contract. This will be counted towards the EWG's budget for contractors and openstreetmap-website development in particular. The linked document contains Gregory's estimate of 3 to 6 workdays.

Voting closed on 10 February 2024.

6 Board members supported the proposal. One did not vote. The proposal is supported.

Circular by Roland Olbricht.

2024/Res07 Update of Dorothea's contract

The OSMF board approves to renew Dorothea's* contract, which is up for yearly review on March 17th 2024. As per contract, the renewed contract includes an inflation compensation of 3.5%.

Voting closed on 20 February 2024.

Five members supported the proposal. Two did not vote. The proposal is approved.

Circular by Sarah Hoffmann.

* Dorothea Kazazi, OSMF Administrative Assistant.

2024/Res08 Budget to continue investigation into EU move closing

The board resolves to continue investigating requirements for moving the OSMF into the EU and approves a preliminary budget of 2000 GBP for the next step.

Voting closed on 20 February 2024.

Five members supported the proposal. Two did not vote. The proposed actions and allocation of funds were approved.

Circular by Sarah Hoffmann.

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Secretary's report

Treasurer's report

2024 budget approval

Suggested by Roland Olbricht.

Diversify the OSMF Working Group membership

Suggested by Arnalie Vicario.

Consolidate requirements for active contributor memberships

Suggested by Arnalie Vicario.

OSMF Board representation in Wikimedia East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ESEAP) conference

Suggested by Arnalie Vicario.

Potential to collaborate with Mozilla

Suggested by Arnalie Vicario.

Planning a potential face-to-face board meeting

Suggested by Arnalie Vicario.

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Presentation: MapRoulette by Martijn van Exel

10 minute presentation on MapRoulette by Martijn van Exel.

5 minutes questions and comments.

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