[Osmf-talk] OSMF and evangelism (was: Conflict of interest)

Iván Sánchez Ortega ivan at sanchezortega.es
Fri Jul 31 00:36:04 UTC 2009

El día Thursday 30 July 2009 17:28:32, Frederik Ramm dijo:
> [...] We (OSMF) are not there to preach to the world about the goodness
> of OSM. We are not there to carry OSM into countries that are not
> interested. We are not in the business of selling OSM to the world.

How comes?

I do find that "evangelising" OSM to paleo-geo, neo-geo, mashup hackers, 
hacktivists, digital artists and whatever is one of the best ways to know 
what the prospective users of OSM want (or what OSM lacks for further 

In addition:
"3.1 OpenStreetMap Foundation is dedicated to encouraging the growth,
development and distribution of free geospatial data and to providing
geospatial data for anybody to use and share."

Heck, evangelising OSM == encouraging growth of free geodata use. At least by 
my definition.

Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>

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