07-10, 12:15–13:15 (UTC), Track 2 - Panels and Workshops

Ask the OSMF Board Almost Anything About our Agenda, Actions And Activities

This is a chance to ask the OSM Foundation Board questions, to engage with the board. Let's have a conversation about the Foundation, the Board and how all the parts work together. If you know nothing about what the board is doing, this is a chance to find out. Find out what the Foundation does and doesn't do, what it can and can't do. Find out how you can help, how you can get involved. The Board is committed to openness and wants to engage with the community.

We will take questions from the audience, or other questions that people can submit before the event, and we will talk about and answer them. We did a successful AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit within the last year which garnered 400+ comments, another source for questions & answers.
We can talk about the past actions of the board, and what future plans we have.

Are you curious about running for the OSMF Board? This is a chance to find out what is actually involved, to find out what sort of work is done, and whether you would like to get involved. Do you have an idea for something the board could, or shoud do? Here is a chance to suggest it, and talk about it.


Current OSMF Board Members

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Tobias has been a volunteer contributor to OpenStreetMap since 2008. An active mapper and open-source software developer, he is involved in several OSMF working groups, a frequent participant at events of the German OSM community, and a member of the OSMF board of directors.

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I am currently chairperson of the board of directors of the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

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OSMF Board Member, mapper of random features, cartographic hygiene technician. I'm paid to organize software so that telecommunication operators still find the bits of network infrastructure after they bury them. Will map for beer.