[Imports-us] OSM US Import Document Draft

Carol Kraemer cakraemer at northrivergeographic.com
Tue Nov 5 13:51:08 UTC 2013


Your response is hitting closer to what I am wanting to understand about
OSM. As I saw in another email, you are part of the OSMF and the DWG so I
consider the opinion you share here as important, as an official
representative of this organization, to the overall culture of OSM. You
sharing your definitions of what you consider an OSM community member, or
contributor, is insightful and helpful. If this *is* the official stance of
OSM, this definitely should be stated clearly on the OSM wiki.

Let me understand correctly, you say that anyone who would consider
themselves an OSM member to be a member, except for those who simply supply
data? Full stop.

This means that you don't see the people you are coordinating with to get
the data as a member/supporter of OSM? For example, a real life one, if I
work with my local government agencies and get them excited about OSM and
potentially get them using OSM maps to better connect with other areas of
our local community, even if they don't necessary create the data using OSM
editing tools but *did* create the data, is not considered a member of OSM?


Carol Kraemer
North River Geographic Systems, Inc
404.431.0125 cakraemer at northrivergeographic.com

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:42 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 11/05/2013 01:58 AM, Darrell Fuhriman wrote:
> >> What is this "OSM community" you keep talking about?
> >
> > To my mind, the OSM Community is anyone who wants to be part of it.
> > The OSM Community and GIS Community is a false dichotomy.
> >
> > At best, one should say "OSM community members who come from a GIS
> > background".
> Yes. OSM certainly welcomes new community members from a GIS background.
> - I'd go so far as to say that anyone who feels that they are an OSM
> community member, is one.
> Whereas someone who, when asked whether he's a member of the OSM
> community, says: "Not really, but I'm giving them some data", isn't ;)
> Bye
> Frederik
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