[Osmf-talk] OSM-F membership growth

HURRICANE MCEWEN hurricanemcewen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 18:08:07 UTC 2009

I agree with Andrew and Gregory... a talk with Moo could be mutually  
The worst they can say is no ;) Many people want a card to feel 'part  
of something' and if we can do it cost-free, the more power to  
everyone. (love the idea of customizing to local maps and work one has  

However, I also have to say that the evangelizing approach that Andy  
mentions is probably the best idea. Being able to hand out more  
information than 'I'm a member of the OSM-F' (which I'm sure we all  
hope will turn in to more questions about OSM and leading to more  
mappers) would be worth printing cost in my opinion.


On Aug 18, 2009, at 6:29 AM, Andrew Turner wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 7:01 AM, Andy Robinson
> (blackadder)<blackadderajr at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> sotm at livingwithdragons.com wrote:
>>> Sent: 11 August 2009 8:20 PM
>>> Cc: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] OSM-F membership growth
>> The biggest pain is printing. I've done membership cards as a  
>> membership
>> secretary before and while it's easy to do a once a year print run  
>> of an
>> individual card per person it's not so easy to be doing them in  
>> ones and
>> twos. We would also potential each need a varying size batch of cards
>> depending on how much evangelising we do. Perhaps for the  
>> evangelising
>> approach the little 8-fold handouts and some printed labels would be
>> simpler. I'm not after a membership card per se.
> I wonder if Moo would be interested in sponsoring the cards. Could be
> a huge highlight for them - we could dump a feed to them of the OSM-F,
> and a list of 5 GPX traces or areas the Member has mapped. Then
> generate an image as the backing of the card. Members would be very
> proud to hand out the card that shows their contribution.
> Andrew
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