[OSM-talk] OSM and Academia (was: Survey about Incentives to contribute to OSM)
kate at maploser.com
Fri Mar 16 07:50:48 GMT 2012
On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 2:13 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 07:25 PM, Simone Cortesi wrote:
>> in addition to this: I've been part of this community for a while (7
>> years) and never heard about this people pretending to be from the
>> university of Münster, Germany.
> This, sadly, is a general trend in the acamdemic community. Many of them
> seem to believe that it is unfitting to become too involved with the object
> of study; that you can either be a good community member or write study OSM
> but not both. This leads to a lot of papers being written by people who have
> never set foot in a forum or mailing list, often haven't even mapped or been
> to a pub meet.
Not to say perhaps this isn't a trend, but I don't think true in the
case of the University of Münster. Meaning representatives from the
Geoinformatics programs do come to State of the Map and do contribute
to the project.
I think some consideration has to be take as well that the project is
getting much bigger and not everyone is going to know everyone. There
are plenty of people that map regularly and don't participate in the
main mailing lists either, because they just want to map and don't
feel the need to be social or maybe language is an issue.
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