Hi folks, there have been some comments already raised on the document - it’d be great if people could chime in with their thoughts. Some are small, and others are larger. I’m copying a few of the larger ones here so that we can capture discussion more easily:
Re this section “Any product created by an OFN Affiliate under the Open Food Network banner will be published under licencing consistent with the above. In the case of a local Affiliate winding-up, all OFN-related intellectual property that has been created by that Affiliate will transfer to another OFN Affiliate, or the Open Food Foundation (Australia).” @Kirsten has said ‘EVERYONE needs to check, read, consider and positively agree to this.’
Re Section 7 " Branding guidelines for Affiliates.
Affiliates are authorized to use the OFN brand and derivatives, under the following conditions:
- They have the choice to choose their own local brand, but they MUST communicate their OFN partnership / membership in communication material e.g. “Affiliated Member of the Open Food Network” visible on the homepage of the website, and clearly visible on any written communication. If their local brand is an obvious derivative of the OFN brand, this mention is not necessary but the belonging to the global community must be clearly communicated.
- They are encouraged to choose a local branding as much aligned as possible with the global brand, to maximize the clarity of the OFN global brand and so that the local media coverage and activity reports can easily be associated and reused for the benefit of the global network. But given the subsidiarity principle, the local Affiliate remains free to choose its local brand.
- We actively discourage local Affiliates to limit the use of the OFN brand or derivative to the software product only.
- In order to keep a minimum of alignment between all the OFN brands, local Affiliates SHOULD use the global brand icon of the basket in their local brand design. We recognise that there may be a transition period for existing home-branded Affiliates." @Permakai has said 'I feel this needs to be much stronger. An affiliate is the representative of OFN in their region and as such should adhere to the global brand - logo, site appearance, etc. There should only be very limited freedom to chose their own naming and branding. I feel it is very important to develop a consistent global brand. This has a number of advantages:
- easy for travelers and immigrants to find local food in each country
- consistency of approach means less need for software variations
- we become more attractive for sponsorship from large and/or international organisations
- stronger feeling of belonging for members’
Re sections on Affiliates and contribution to Core Commons, @Jen has said ‘I’m not sure where we should clarify (and if others agree that this is the case) that there is an expectation that Affiliates will not structure their organisation so that income-generation is held in a different company that doesn’t contribute to the Core Commons.’
Re " * Affiliates contribute to OFN CC through a % of revenue and/or annual contribution and/or % of development budget and/or time / expertise. We recommend that a minimum of 20% of revenues is dedicated to OFN CC. The annual engagement is discussed with the community and communicated transparently on the community forum and budget management systems." @Permakai has said ‘I feel this is ambiguous and might be better worded as 20% of affiliate income.’
@Permakai has also contributed some really valuable insights of where something is a bit jargony or where we might need a more clearly articulated process or a change to process in order to make the requirements achievable (e.g. shifting global hangout times so that timezones not currently prioritised might make it more often)
Pledge signatories please review the google doc itself and make any of your own comments, but for these particular issues that may require a bit more discussion please chime in with thoughts on this thread (and feel free to pull any other comments out too)
- OFN Canada, info at openfoodnetwork.ca - @tschumilas
- Open Food Network U.K. Community Interest Company, firstname.lastname@example.org - @NickWeir @lin_d_hop
- Open Food Foundation Inc, also Trading as Open Food Network Australia, email@example.com, @Kirsten
- Open Food France, firstname.lastname@example.org, @MyriamBoure
- Altifrem - Open Food Network Scandinavia, @sigmundpetersen
- Katuma, email@example.com, @sauloperez
- Oxfam-Magasins du monde, Belgium, firstname.lastname@example.org, @Theodore
- Open Food Network USA, email@example.com, @lauriewayne1
@Bevan @DavidGiovannini @Permakai @gary @Cultivate_Bailey @satya @jimohabdullahi