[OSM-talk] moderation going forward
80n80n at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 12:01:02 BST 2010
The license change is the biggest single issue facing OSM at this time.
There are frequently complaints that people have not been aware that it was
happening. Shunting it off to legal-talk@ could be construed as a way of
helping the process to happen by stealth and attrition.
For the change process itself to avoid criticism it has be seen to be
conducted openly and democratically.
On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Simon Ward <simon at bleah.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 11:52:04AM +0200, Chris Browet wrote:
> > If Talk becomes moderated/censured, where would that be?
> > Wouldn't it better to create specific, on-topic moderated lists (and
> > moderate the existing ones) rather than moderating "Talk", whose topic is
> > not obvious?
> > Then people who don't want the noise can just turn it off, while leaving
> > place of "free speech", and topic-focused lists would be sane...
> Most of the topic‐focused lists are sane. I think the point is, legal
> discussion is swamping the talk list, and there are already lists
> specifically for legal discussion and therefore better suited to the
> I think it’s fine to see the odd legal query on talk, and maybe even a
> reply or two, but any lengthy discussion involving the finer details
> should really be referred to legal-talk, just because it’s there, and
> people who have looked into the finer details, including the LWG, are
> more likely to be paying attention to legal discussion there.
> A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
> simple system that works.—John Gall
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