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These are factors to consider for electing board members for the US chapter, but also would apply to OSMF board elections.
|non-profit experience, filing paperwork, etc.|
|experience with international non-profit & chapters|
|ability to bring in resources (not just $)|
|involvement with OpenStreetMap||0 gps, 23p edits, since dec 2007 as yellowbkpk, ned imports||9p gps, 103p edits since apr 2009 as nfgusedautoparts||0 gps, 1p edits since nov 2009||2p gps, 36p edits since dec 2008||1p gps, 5p edits since dec 2007||1p gps, 3p edits, since feb 2008 as sejohnson||2p gps, 17p edits, since feb 2009||1p gps, 29p edits since may 2009||1p gps, 4p edits, since aug 2009, dcgis imports||1p gps, 23p edits since apr 2007|
|involvement with local chapters|
|special skills (accounting, legal, business, special tech skills...)|
|diversity (geographic, affiliation...)|
- Prefer concrete, specific examples and info in statements.
- Transparency in running board election and general processes; although there are two people overseeing, they are both candidates and get to see how each of us (all identifiable) voted. Thus, people might be pressured into voting for them. Being transparent, knowing when to recuse, and be above-the-board in processes like this is critical. It's one thing, though, so not yet sure how much to weigh this factor.
- OSM involvement, in terms of actual editing; rough metric, # of pages of gps traces & edits and length of involvement. Though, need to consider that there often is more per changeset with JOSM edits than Potlatch.