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Reinvigorating Working Groups

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Are you an OpenStreetMap contributor with a yearning to do more for the OpenStreetMap project? Consider participating in an OpenStreetMap Foundation Working Group. Working Groups were established to implement the wishes of the larger OpenStreetMap community particularly where individual mappers are less effective.

Working Groups execute tasks on behalf of the greater OpenSteetmap community and tend to operate along thematic boundaries.

Board election data 2014

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This post includes the raw output from the online voting service used for the OSMF 2014 AGM voting matters. Also included is an html-ified transcription with pretty bar graphs from the original pdf. Find the orignals below.

As noted elsewhere, a typo propagated into the election and so the records show a candidate Paul Normal who we know as candidate Paul Norman. I have left those typos in place.

[Transcription begins. Apologies in advance for errors.]

OSMF Stat blast 2

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This is the second in a series of articles looking at STV data from the OpenStreetMap Foundation Annual General Meeting ballot measures. In this article I look at vote rank and the number of votes per ballot and how that relates to different candidates.

Candidate ranks on ballots

Let's take a look at the rank of candidates listed on the ballots.

OSMF Stat blast 1

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Let's look at how Single Transferrable Vote works in practice. What do the numbers from the recent OSMF AGM votes say?

Voter engagement

How many eligible voters participated in the vote?

About as many Members and Associate Members participated, or about one hundred of each group. Only Members were permitted to vote on the Special Resolutions (SR1 - SR3). The Special Resolutions required 75% agreement to carry, and they did so.

STV election explainer

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The OpenStreetMap Foundation election to board is coming up shortly. Details will be posted soonish. In the interim, some of you might be wondering what all this STV-stuff is, if you haven't seen it in your local elections.

Kate, wonderchook, offered this link as a handy demonstration of the very basics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac9070OIMUg

The same video publisher made related videos that address some of the details.

OpenStreetMap Foundation Commitments

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You want to contribute to OpenStreetMap even more than you do now. What can you do to help? You are considering running for a seat on the OpenStreetMap Foundation Board of Directors. Or perhaps you are considering volunteering on one of the OpenStreetMap Foundation Working Groups.

But you're concerned that you might be signing up for more than you realize. What's really involved? How large is the commitment? What are the commitments?

OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Elections 2014

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The OpenStreetMap annual conference, State of the Map is coming up soon. Which means that the OpenStreetMap Foundation Election to the Board of Directors is also coming up soon! Here is what you need to know. Two of the seven board seats are up for election this year.

You should go to State of the Map

Meeting with other OpenStreetMap contributors, in person, is an important thing to do. You should do this if you care about OpenStreetMap. Attend events. Especially events where you can meet mappers from all around the World.

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