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board election results 2015

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The OpenStreetMap Foundation Annual General Meeting was held recently and it included a customary election to the board. The OSMF Board has asked me to verify the election results by processing the anonymous vote summary files that were provided by the online voting system with a local copy of open source STV software. I ran a similar comparison for the 2014 OpenStreetMap Foundation election as well.

What not to map in OpenStreetMap

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We love to map. We love to provide correct, complete, comprehensive data for the OpenStreetMap® data base, and for the millions of consumers of that data, around the World.

And I'm walking around the neighbourhood, minding my own business1, when I pass the intersection of Waters and Stanley. Just a normal day, Wait. What?

I see these new street signs. Time to improve OpenStreetMap, right?

Wrong.

I'm not mapping this

"Waters and Stanley"? That's not this intersection. Those aren't Toronto, municipal street signs!

Weekly OpenStreetMap Roundup

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Did you know that there is a weekly roundup of OpenStreetMap® news? Now you know.

http://www.weeklyosm.eu/

The Weekly OSM is published in many languages. Have a look and send them information that you think should be published.

Submit news items

Do you have an OpenStreetMap news item that the weekly OpenStreetMap news team should know about? Tell them, blog@openstreetmap.de

OpenStreetMap Foundation General Meeting Analysis

The December 2014 general meeting was held on IRC over the weekend, and appeared to run smoothly. Thanks go to Paul Norman as the election manager and Kate Chapman as the meeting chair. Quorum was reached, with some room to spare, and there appeared to be several observers in attendance as well.

The official notice of the election results will appear on the OpenStreetMap Foundation web site. I'm using numbers from a draft version, so any errors or oversights are entirely my fault.

On-ramp to successful communities

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OpenStreetMap is a community of many successful communities. The community and communities are a core strength of OpenStreetMap and so building a successful community is never complete. Jono Bacon breaks refines a method of community improvement to four simple steps in one elegant image.Jono's tweet Jono's on-ramp image makes for delightful application to the OpenStreetMap context.

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.

Term limits

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I've made a spreadsheet that implements the special resolutions as I understand them. Have a look if you would like to play with the term limits and the history of the board*. Set a "date of interest" in cell B2. Or fill that cell with =NOW() to have it up to date each day. :-) The final column should tell you if a particular board member is term limited as of the date of interest. The spreadsheet is in Open Document Format

http://weait.com/sites/default/files/board-months.ods

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.]

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