[Osmf-talk] Communications and osmf-talk (Was: Reaching out and diversity (Was: Re: AGM and board elections))

Kathleen Danielson kathleen.danielson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 16:52:23 UTC 2014

If you reread my message you'll see that I did not suggest doing away with
an email service for OSM.

I did not make any complaints about our membership fee. I merely agreed
with Simon that a semi-private list may not be an ideal solution. It
creates barriers to conversation, and as Simon pointed out it encourages
multi - channel discussions, which seems to be troubling to some
participants in this discussion.
On Oct 2, 2014 6:43 PM, "Oleksiy Muzalyev" <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch>

>  Good evening Kathleen,
> I looked up a definition of a paywall: "A paywall is a system that
> prevents Internet users from accessing webpage content without a paid
> subscription." [1]
> An e-mail is as good way of communication. It is still used in many major
> organizations. The OSMF membership fee is a modest one in comparison with
> say jQuery Foundation individual membership fee of 400.- USD annually [2].
> And it is not a paid subscription to access a commercial content.
> I have nothing against a code or guidelines, but I do not see why an
> organization cannot have a e-mail system. And I would also agree that it
> could be close to impossible to monitor what people say in social media,
> especially if they use different human languages or a national social
> network *du jour*.
> With best regards,
> Oleksiy
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paywall
> [2] https://jquery.org/join/
> On 02.10.2014 17:55, Kathleen Danielson wrote:
> .. the list behind a paywall ...
>  [1] https://github.com/osmlab/CoC-mailing-lists/pull/5
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