OpenStreetMap Foundation

Communications Working Group Meeting


25th April 2011,

21:00- GMT (22:00 - CET)



Present: Richard Weait, Oliver Kühn, Harry Wood, Charlotte Wolter

Apologies: Hurricane Coast

Responsible for OSMF newsletter input:

Public to newsletter


Adoption of previous minutes

Minutes of 11 April 2011:

Propose: Oliver Kühn

Seconded:  Richard Weait

None opposed

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Matters Arising:

Communication to new members as well as reminder for renewal -> ACTION Oliver to find out about member management software from Simone

ACTION Harry to ask Grant to add Charlotte to the CWG mailing list (,

Skins & Themes deployment. Waiting on grant to do that

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Finalise agenda for this call.

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Any other business


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Approach for “About”

Joint proposal:

The OpenStreetMap Foundation is a UK-registered not-for-profit organization that supports the OpenStreetMap Project. The OpenStreetMap Project based at, is the worldwide mapping effort that includes more than 320,000 volunteers around the globe.

The foundation consists of members[link to members page] from around the world who elect its board[link to board page] of directors.

Much of the foundation’s extensive work is done in the background, yet is critical to the ongoing functioning and growth of the OpenStreetMap Project.

The foundation supports the project with several key functions:

  • As a UK-registered limited company, the foundation acts as a legal entity for the OpenStreetMap Project.
  • The foundation is the custodian for the computer servers and services necessary to host the OpenStreetMap project.
  • Provides a vehicle for fund-raising to support the project. The foundation can accept donations for the OpenStreetMap Project and allocate those donations to OpenStreetMap Project activities.
  • Organizes the annual conference, State of the Map,
  • Supports and communicates with the working groups, such as communications, licensing, etc. The foundation board at times will delegate various tasks to working groups, such as public relations, Web site development, etc.


OpenStreetMap is an open initiative to create and provide free map data to anyone who wants them.



Working Group Performance

[not discussed because of limited time]

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Next meeting.

Monday 18th April 2010,

2100BST, 2200CET, 1600EDT, 2000UTC 1400MDT

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