[OSM-dev] Announcing iD interim maintainers

Mikel Maron mikel.maron at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 19:11:45 UTC 2021

While the search is on to hire maintainer and development support for iD [1], OSMF wants to make sure that in the interim iD continues to have routine maintenance and deployments.

We put the ask out there, and Milos Brzakovic and Ninoslav Petrovic stepped forward to help, as part of their work on the Maps and Geospatial team at Microsoft. They have been working on internal experiments with iD, and will spend time on iD maintenance as well.
On Monday, iD’s previous maintainer Quincy Morgan met with them, answered their questions about iD maintenance, and release processes. Quincy gave his blessing to transition maintenance to them on this interim basis. Quincy remains available for questions as they arise, and looks forward to being involved in iD in the future through a revitalized EWG.
The scope covered in the interim are typical maintenance tasks like bug fixes, adjustments driven by web standards/browsers, changes to the Editor Layer Index and Names Suggestion Index, accepted small minor PRs, and other straightforward tasks. Periodically iD will be packaged up for a release to the OSM website.
The scope also includes responding to simple questions on the GitHub issue tracker, triaging, and responding to PRs. There will be periodic meetings to check in with the community and developers, and communication on the existing “#id” channel on OSM US Slack, and dev at openstreetamap.org. iD remains under the auspices of the Software Dispute Resolution Panel [2].
The plan from here is to set up access for Milos and Ninoslav, and they’ll then prepare for a release. They’ll start with the backlog of PRs.
Thanks to Milos and Ninoslav for stepping up to help out!
[1] https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2021/06/15/apply-to-maintain-and-develop-id/[2] https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/08/04/proposal-for-software-dispute-resolution-panel/

* Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
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