[Osmf-talk] Important information regarding your OSMF membership - Action may be required

Ivo Stankov ivo at e-stankov.com
Wed Sep 18 19:52:33 UTC 2013

I disagree that because the data is potentially available for open
inspection by interested parties, that it would automatically mean that
it should be directly fed for automated processing into the servers of
the most powerful data(-hungry) corporation there currently is.

As Christian, I find the current solution to be very unfortunate.

On 18.09.2013 21:35, Jonathan Bennett wrote:
> On 18/09/2013 19:21, Christian H. Bruhn wrote:
>> Is there a way without a Google-form? I try to avoid Google services.
> While I understand and sympathise with your position, please be aware
> that any information(*) you submit through this form is going to be made
> public for anyone to inspect anyway.
> Your real identity is only requested if you choose to become a normal
> member of the company (i.e. the OSMF). If you're not comfortable with
> this information being known by anyone and everyone (even Google), you
> shouldn't choose to be an normal member of the OSMF, but should become
> an associate member instead. This way only your username and your
> country of residence -- which is easily deducible from your mapping in
> most cases -- are made public, so no more information than you've
> already revealed.
> Having secret members of the company, whose identity (either real or
> OSM) isn't known to anyone except the board, would go completely against
> the principle of an open, collaborative project.
> Jonathan.
> (*) except your email address.
> PS. I have chosen to be a normal member, with all that entails.
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