[OSM-talk] OSM downtime as protest against SOPA?
kate at maploser.com
Mon Jan 16 23:09:56 GMT 2012
As HOT is working on the ground in Haiti and Indonesia this week and
additionally helping with a flood response in the Philippines I would
suggest we don't do that. On Wednesday there are workshops going on
in the St Marc area of Haiti introducing people in that area to OSM
for the first time.
It is true there has been downtime during previous HOT missions and we
have ways of getting around it I don't think it helps us move forward
with people using/updating OpenStreetMap.
Maybe a banner or something instead?
As a U.S. voter I'm sorry about the whole SOPA mess.
2012/1/17 Matthias Meißer <digi_c at arcor.de>:
> first of all, sorry for bringing political discussions to the community, as
> I always understand OSM as a political neutral space (we do creating maps,
> nothing else).
> But some of you might noticed that _Wikipedia will make a downtime_ at
> Wednesday as a form of protest against the Stop Piracy Act (SOPA)
> As this law endangers the creation and exchange of free material, too
> ('shutdown OSM/jamendo/.../ as it seems that they copied my property!'), I
> would like to ask, if we might support the wikipedia action?
> I have no idea, if this could be technicaly done by the Admins, or what kind
> of protest (complete shutdown, serving demo tiles, locking database, ... a
> banner) would be accepted by the most of us. I just like to notify you, and
> maybe start a discussion.
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> talk at openstreetmap.org
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