[OSM-dev] Is there or should there be an OSM approved work exchange forum? (Jo Walsh)

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Fri Feb 13 14:20:45 UTC 2015


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Hi,

On 02/13/2015 01:19 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
> the premise is that it would be for osm related work only
> (including projects that are using osm tools not necessarily with
> osm data.) job advertisements for non-osm geo work would not be
> welcome.

Please also make (and enforce) a decision about whether, and in what
form, OSM professional services firms are allowed to participate.

I am one of the directors of Geofabrik. I never advertise our services
directly in the OSM lists/forums, and when someone asks on help.osm I
always point them to the list of businesses on the wiki (which, as has
been correctly remarked, cries out for some editing but understandably
I am keeping out of that).

If such a list were created, I would like to see rules about (a)
whether it is ok for me as a business to solicit the help of
freelancers in projects, and (b) whether it is ok for me as a business
to reply to inquiries about services, and whether such replies ought
to be public or private.

I don't mind either way and will happily adapt to whatever rules are
set, I'm just keen on having a level and clearly defined playing field
- - and not one where business opportunities depend on how brazen the PR
person is ;)

Of course such a list could not be "approved" in any way like the
subject line suggests, because who would be approving?

Bye
Frederik

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