Board Meeting Minutes 2014-06-05

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Minutes of the

OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Meeting (Telephone Conference)

on 5 June 2014 at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 BST / 12:00 CEST


Board members:

  • Matt Amos
  • Oliver Kühn
  • Simon Poole (chairing)
  • Frederik Ramm (minutes)


  • Kate Chapman
  • Henk Hoff
  • Dermot McNally


  • Michael Collinson (Chair of Management Team)


Previous Minutes


unanimously approved by 4 votes

Circular Resolutions

Circular Resolution 2014/03 - 2013 Financials - was accepted on 01 May with 4 votes in favour. The text of the resolution was:

“The board approves the draft 2013 financial statement sent round by the treasurer on 2014-04-28 and asks the treasurer to submit it to Companies House.”

link to PDF document

1. LWG Community Guidelines for endorsement

Following a formal vote, LWG seeks board endorsement on 5 Community Guidelines. The background can best be understood in the 2 links below, but in summary getting board endorsement is an important symbolic check and balance step in maturing guidelines so that third parties can have confidence that they have been duly considered and are not a minority view.

This is deferred to a circular resolution.

2. Board Rules of Order Change

Suggested change to Board_Rules_of_Order Section 6 “Board Meetings”, insert before item 3 a new item as follows:

"Board meetings are chaired by the chairperson of the board. During discussions of any items in which the chairperson is involved, the task of chairing that section of the meeting will be delegated by the chairperson to another board member."

This is deferred to a circular resolution.

3. Articles of Association

Regarding Issues_with_the_current_Articles - Simon to initiate discussion on osmf-talk.

Next Meeting

Potentially on 15th July, to be determined by Doodle poll.

Meeting End

23:55 CEST.