Talk:OSMF Members Request for General Meeting

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Shifting AGM permanently

I propose to detach AGMs from State of the Map, so financial reports could be published more promptly, the date becomes more flexible, and it can be held closer to the majority of OSMF members (i.e. Europe).

Can it be included in the request, or is it a Board matter?

it could be included, but it is likely to sidetrack the discussion, I would expect just for practical reasons the board to do that in any case SimonPoole (talk) 17:09, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Another election in half a year

Since the Board would consist of some members those resolution deems unsuitable for the office, can another election be held in Spring? So we don't wait till next AGM, which can happen in 18 months.

the 3rd resolution provides for exactly that, it forces the board to hold an election roughly around March/April (if passed naturally)SimonPoole (talk) 17:07, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Indeed. Sorry, overlooked that. --Zverik (talk) 17:35, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Hyperlinks

Are links allowed in the request contents? http://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Articles_of_Association#BOARD_OF_MANAGEMENT for example. --Zverik (talk) 17:41, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Well they just down't work particularly well when printed :-), and I'm likely to be faxing the document. SimonPoole (talk) 18:21, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Of course, we won't want them printed. It's just for regular readers, unfamiliar with the Articles. --Zverik (talk) 18:42, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
I've added links to the explanation section SimonPoole (talk) 12:51, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Member vs Director vs Chairman

AoA mentions members of the Board (art. 78, 80-82), directors (mostly singular "director", art. 79, 80) and the chairman (art. 87, 89). I vaguely understand what Chairman is for (from 87, 89 etc.), but can't find exact difference between former two. That complicates this request, since the affected article 79 refers not Board members, but directors. Simon, could you clarify that? --Zverik (talk) 18:48, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Directors and board members are the same for the OSMF, the chairperson, secretary and treasurer are additionally called "officers", but by and large given that the OSMF does not have any executive employees the distinctions are more or less moot. The chairman has essentially no role outside of chairing meetings, having an extra vote if there is a stalemate (not something you want to use) and functioning somewhat as a figurehead, both the secretary and the treasurer have more power, at least in practical terms. SimonPoole (talk) 19:28, 2 November 2014 (UTC)