I pondered what to write for this year for a while. This is one of the reasons this report comes to you all a few hours prior to the AGM. I think I’ll settle for a simple “thank you”. Thank you to all of my fellow board members who have served with me over the past 6 years. We haven’t always seen eye to eye, but I believe we all have acted with the best interest of the OpenStreetMap community at heart.
OpenStreetMap community, when I began mapping a decade ago I couldn’t have imagined where OpenStreetMap would have taken me. I left the world of proprietary data and software, moved to another country, made many friends and have had many adventures. Many of you have welcomed me into your homes over the years. Some of my closest friends are because of our free community map.
To the working groups, thank you for all your work supporting both the community and the OpenStreetMap community. You are the glue that keeps things going, often in invisible ways.
To the candidates, thanks for your passion and desire to run for the OSMF board. If you don’t succeed this time, keep the passion up! I actually ran 3 times prior to being elected.
I also wish the new OSMF board the best of luck. Many depend on our special community map. Please steward it well.