Board Meeting Minutes 2014-01-14

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

Minutes of the

OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Meeting (Telephone Conference)

on 14 January 2014 at 21:00 GMT / 22:00 CET


Board members:

  • Matt Amos
  • Kate Chapman
  • Henk Hoff
  • Oliver Kühn
  • Dermot McNally
  • Simon Poole (chairing)
  • Frederik Ramm (minutes)


  • Michael Collinson (Chair of Management Team)


Previous Minutes


unanimously approved by 7 votes

Circular Resolutions


Activity Review

Short discussion of work done since the past meeting.

1. Work list for 2014

Short discussion of what everyone thinks are the important topics for 2014, continuing from October board meeting, and to be continued next month.

2. F2F meeting

Decision to collect topics to be discussed at a potential F2F meeting and submit via email to board list within two weeks.

3. Scheduling of Annual General Meeting

Consensus is to hold the AGM during the Buenos Aires SOTM.

4. Membership administration

  • Currently we have 512 members.
  • Of them 141 are regular members. 8 explicitly mentioned they wanted to be associate members. The rest have not responded and they are considered associate members according to what was mentioned in the e-mail that has been sent to them.
  • We have one corporate member.

5. ODbL vigilantism

Discussion about our policy regarding (perceived) OdbL violations especially with regard to various Twitter accounts that publicly point out such issues, leading to the conclusion that:

The OSMF board recognises that some 3rd party maps based on OSM data are not in compliance with the attribution requirements.

  • Therefore, OSMF board tasks MT to assign or create a working group to reduce the number of these violations through the legal, educational and other means at its disposal.
  • If community members point out (perceived) license violations publicly or directly to those who are seen as violating the license, we remind them that they cannot speak on behalf of the OSMF, and should not represent themselves as doing so.
  • We also encourage such community members passionate about licensing issues to participate in LWG (or whatever specific working group should be formed).

Voted: 7 in favour.

Next Meeting

Potentially 11th of February.

Meeting End

23:21 CET.