Board Meeting Minutes 2014-04-29

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Minutes of the

OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Meeting (Telephone Conference)

on 29 April 2014 at 20:00 GMT / 21:00 BST / 22:00 CEST


Board members:

  • Matt Amos (joins after 1.)
  • Kate Chapman
  • Henk Hoff
  • Oliver Kühn
  • Simon Poole (chairing)
  • Frederik Ramm (minutes)


  • Dermot McNally


  • Steve Coast (Chairman Emeritus)
  • Michael Collinson (Chair of Management Team)


Previous Minutes


unanimously approved by 4 votes

Circular Resolutions

Circular Resolution 2014/02 - Budget approval - was accepted on 15th April with 4 votes in favour. The text of the resolution was:

"The board approves the following budget for 2014: 2014 OSMF Working Group Budget - 2014 Budget.pdf"

1. Open Invention Network

No status yet, to be done through E-Mail.

2. Membership Fees

Discussion of various points - among others, how can we make sure that membership fee is not a barrier to joining; should we offer discounted rates and who would be eligible; is access to PayPal an issue. Kate to produce a proposal.

3. Corporate members

MT has completed a document outlining the reasons for organisations to become members; there's discussion whether CWG should be asked to publish it. Kate agrees to facilitate.

4. Local Chapters

Preliminary discussions have been held with the French and American OSM groups. Simon will also contact the Japanese group. A draft agreement is ready and there will be a last small change to the wording. Assuming that LCWG is ok with the wording, the agreement will go through a board resolution and then be proposed to the French, American, and Japanese groups initially.

Any other Business

2013 financials have been prepared for Companies House and will be accepted through a circular resolution.

US coverage will be added back to our D&O insurance.

Simon or Mike will travel to an INSPIRE workshop in Aarlborg in June.

We will try to schedule a F2F meeting around SOTM-EU.

Next Meeting

26/27 May, or 04/05 June.

Meeting End

23:23 CEST.