[OSM-talk] Barriers of Entry
isergean at hih.com.au
Fri Sep 16 01:00:42 BST 2011
> Training and skills acquisition before undertaking complex tasks is
> a fairly commonplace activity in our society.
Gert Gremmen" <g.gremmen at cetest.nl> wrote on 15/09/2011 04:50:11 PM:
> No but the difference between Stalinism and OSM is that we do not
> people to follow a training process.
A tickbox saying "I know what I am doing, leave me alone" and you get full
The idea here is to make people more comfortable with contributing to OSM,
not less. By putting a "safety barrier" around what is easy, beginners
will feel more comfortable contributing. A graduated system hopefully
ensures that their first experience is a positive one, not an "I've
stuffed everything up" one, and there is a clear track to understanding
the more complex elements of OSM.
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