schuyler at nocat.net
Fri Apr 27 06:06:08 BST 2007
* On 24-Apr-2007 at 3:44AM PDT, J.D. Schmidt said:
> Where in my reply did you see me state that ? That must be your own
> conclusion, since thats not what I said.
> Fact : Erle, Jo, and Chris was/is involved in a project of similar
> nature as OSM.
Fact: No one is competing with OSM.
You refer to three people, all of whom fervently want to see
OpenStreetMap succeed. The reason I have been working on my own
projects for the last couple of years is that I have *always* felt
unwelcomed by certain members of the community, and feel that I have
seen other people driven away similarly. I don't want to speculate
about why this has been; but I think that we can all agree now that
OSM has become too important a project to let a little social
awkwardness like that get in the way of working to help it to continue
to succeed. We are all, I assure you, on the same side.
> But hey, we're all different. Some do things constructively, some do it
> destructively. I know which way gets the best results, so I'm sticking
> to that.
I think I consider allegations of "hidden motives" to be more
destructive than constructive, but I would rather let it slide. The
next time you have doubts about me or my motives, please as a simple
matter of personal respect address them to me personally before
drawing spurious conclusions in public. This whole thing has been so
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