[Osmf-talk] A little frustrated
ilya at zverev.info
Thu Nov 6 06:35:33 UTC 2014
Hi! It just hit me, that I am very frustrated with this list and OSMF in
general. Not because of Steve and the response to his nomination (though
why haven't the Board stepped down yet?), but for answers to my recent
mail, "Some ideas". I listed 10 concrete ideas (some of which were
brewing since 2013), most with clear goals and measureable results. What
was the response?
Two answers with "do it yourself, you lazy twat" by long-standing
members whose work I really like. And that's all — no "+1"s in private
mail, no mentions by the Board members or candidates, which manifestos
contain mostly reactive bullshit like diversity, transparency and
publicity. I don't understand why. That is, I can understand, but that
would mean leaving OSMF.
I remember Strategic Working Group, whose task was to plan the future of
OpenStreetMap. While it produced some interesting wiki pages like
"Future", in the end the members become frustrated and started writing
software themselves. It was very sad. I proposed actions that are
actually in the Board's power to accomplish — most of them by splitting
the work between working groups, writing some texts or using data they
already have. And now it looks that while we can't write big and useful
software ourselves, we also won't do anything non-programming related to
improve OpenStreetMap for its committed members.
There are no replies needed. The best response would be seeing at least
one of those ideas in the work.
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