OSGeo Bylaws

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The bylaws no longer cover everything the foundation is doing (process for board re-elections, local chapters, sponsorship relations, status of charter and regular members) and ideally they should.

Our bylaws are also default corporate boilerplate and User:JoWalsh Jo thinks it would be great to have a human-readable version that actually reflects what we are doing, we can be later translated into attorney-speak, rather than something legally perfect but not actually mapping to what we are doing.

Names of people interested in helping to update the bylaws


  • http://www.okfn.org/governance/ - the Open Knowledge Foundation is also renewing its governance process and has a much lighter weight approach but still taking into account the necessities of legal responsibility of officers/directors etc