Foundation/AGM21/Election to Board/Answers and manifestos

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Below are links to the answers of the 2021 OSMF board election candidates and their manifestos. The official set of questions was compiled by our election facilitator, Michael Collinson, based on questions by the community. It was up to the candidates to answer all the questions or just a few of them. Our suggestion was to answer all of them. The official answers and questions thereof should be what voters use to judge.

Suggested community discussion period: 2021-11-19 to 2021-12-04 16:00 UTC (when voting opens).


Order The ordering follows the order of candidate self-nominations.

Receipt of answers and manifestos

  • Before deadline: Mikel Maron, Amanda McCann, Roland Olbricht, Guillaume Rischard, Bryan Housel
  • After deadline: Michal Migurski (45 hours)

Editing this and linked pages with answers and manifestos
Candidates please do not edit the pages. Non-candidates, free to improve/streamline the formatting of the pages, without changing the answers. Thank you.

Some abbreviations


Name Nationality Country of residence OSMF member since (will be confirmed*) OSMuser links
Guillaume Rischard Luxembourgish USA 2013-05-03 (confirmed) System-users-3.svgStereo (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)
Michal Migurski U.S. + Polish USA 2016-07-28 (confirmed) System-users-3.svgmigurski (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)
Amanda McCann European Union/Irish Germany 2013-09-07 (confirmed) User icon 3.svgAmᵃᵖanda (᚛ᚐᚋᚐᚅᚇᚐ᚜ 🏳️‍🌈 on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)
Mikel Maron American USA 2007-06-09 (confirmed) System-users-3.svgMikel (mikelmaron on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)
Roland Olbricht German Germany 2012-08-23 (confirmed) System-users-3.svgdrolbr (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)
Bryan Housel U.S. + Slovakia United States 2015-09-18 (confirmed) User icon 2.svgbhousel (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)

All manifestos

Q1 Your OSM activities

Q2 What are your board member goals

Q3 Your time

Q4 Do you have any previous relevant experience

Q5 Transparency: Conflicts of interest

Q6 How important is OpenStreetMap being a worldwide map to you and why?

Q7 Attribution and editor links by major map data users

Q8 Dealing with disputes, mediation

Q9 You and OSMF Strategic Plan Outline

Q10 Technology Gaps

Q11 How to increase mapper retention

Q12 Role of OSMF in large-scale data tagging disputes

Q13 Use of proprietary communication channels in OSM

Q14 OSM Carto rendering cycle on zoom levels 1-12

OSM Foundation's board election 2021 - OSM Foundation's Annual General Meeting 2021: information and agenda