[Osmf-talk] Losing faith

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Jan 15 21:30:35 UTC 2013


    couple of short points, since you seem to be able to fight pretty 
well without me:

1. I think letting CWG manage their own affairs is the right thing to 
do. Delegation is hard (I hear CWG wants to put "social network" buttons 
on the front page...) but necessary.

2. I'm not on CWG but I think that their decision to not let anybody 
have the twitter password but themselves makes a lot of sense. I don't 
think impulsiveness behooves a widely-read "official" account like 
@openstreetmap, and I don't think any single individual should be 
posting from @openstreetmap without discussing with someone else first.

3. The posting frequency on @openstreetmap is just right for someone to 
follow it; you don't want to read every answer to an OSM related 
question somewhere in the twitterverse when you follow @openstreetmap.

4. I'm very sad to see Richard throw in the towel; I felt the same when 
Emilie resigned in 2011, and I think it is mostly due to both being at 
the receiving end of what I would call bullying. I don't yet know how to 
achieve that but it is pretty clear to me that OSMF won't go anywhere if 
we don't manage to get rid of that problem.


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