[HOT] Launching the hot mailing list in French

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 13:23:43 UTC 2014

Hi all,

*"HOT leverages the OSM brand, which is an Open Community*
*So HOT is logically the Open Community to do with Humanitarian...."*

Of course, however, OpenStreetMap doesn't just say "do what you like with
it", even if they have been very generous with the use of their name. This
popped up on Twitter as soon as you emailed:


My point being, you shouldn't just stick the letters "HOT" on something and
claim that we're all open anyway, not if there's people in HOT that are
legally responsible for actions undertaken in that name (and some massive
projects bringing in cash).

(This is arguably going off topic)

Cheers, Joseph

On 11 July 2014 14:13, Fran Boon <francisboon at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11 July 2014 13:50, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
> > The reason the "Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States
> Incorporated"
> > is the legal name and not the HOT Foundation or any other variation is
> when
> > you incorporate a corporation you need to have terms like "Incorporated"
> in
> > the name. This is the case for non-profit or for-profit corporations.
> ok, good copy
> > Greenpeace when they operate in the United
> > States is called Greenpeace Inc, but you don't see people walking around
> > calling it Greenpeace Inc, they just call it Greenpeace.
> Right, the difference there is that Greenpeace has no parent org.
> HOT leverages the OSM brand, which is an Open Community
> So HOT is logically the Open Community to do with Humanitarian....
> I am very supportive of the creation of a non-profit to help achieve
> all the things it can & is achieving, but I don't think that that
> entity can thereby claim total ownership of the brand...since this
> derives from the brand of the underlying community...
> > I think though Heather's point is there are better ways to communicate in
> > global communities and maybe just creating another mailing list isn't the
> > answer.
> Very easy for native English speakers to say...I think we should let
> the non-English people decide what's best for them...
> F
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